Presented by Capital Fringe
To kick off the Resist: A Counter Cabaret join us at 7pm for a free set by the Near Northeast - hear their new song “Dissident”, featuring cello by Isabelle C.
This special set starts exactly at 7pm!
Fringe Arts Bar opens at 6pm.
Near Northeast … A DC-based music project, Near Northeast makes melodic-ambient-indie-folky music weaving Latin American, Indian, and Appalachian influences together to make a distinctive musical tapestry. The band met while playing a South Asian music festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and released their debut album “Curios” in 2015. Their sound - built around guitar, violin, and double bass - mixes ballads with dynamic soundscapes, vocal harmonies, drum machines, and the occasional melodica and cajon breakdown. They are currently at work on their second album, due out in spring 2017.
About The Band … Kelly grew up singing and playing the violin in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia. Austin cut his teeth playing bass in Virginia. Avy played in music projects in San Francisco, Portland, Europe, and India. Antonio grew up playing percussion in mountains and valleys of Bosnia and New Mexico. Together, they compose music that showcase their diverse backgrounds.
The Things They Said and the Places They Played … Near Northeast has been featured in the Washington Post (“a world music flavor, with a little Indian influence”), DCist (“rolls in stormy waves”), Washington City Paper (“fuses Graceland grooves with ornate, chamber-pop flourishes”), D.C. Music Download (“some of the standouts were folk trio Near Northeast’s intimate performance in the blizzard”), and Mecca Lecca (“straddling the line between the grandiosity and intimacy within their sound”). Their album Curios was nominated for two “Wammys” by the Washington Area Music Association, and their video “What to Say” was picked by WAMU-NPR as a semifinalist for DC-based Tiny Desk video submissions. You can listen to a radio feature from WERA-FM here. They have performed at many regional festivals and concert venues in the Mid-Atlantic, including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dischord Records’ Fort Reno Concert Series,Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9, and others.