Oh Pep! – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – July 7th, 2016

Oh Pep!

9:30 Club Presents At Jammin Java.

Oh Pep!

We Were Pirates, Micah Subar

Thursday July 07, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $12 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

 

Oh Pep!
Oh Pep!
The sometimes foot-stomping, somewhat heart-breaking, multiawardwinning Melbourne duo, Oh Pep! comprise of Olivia 'Liv' Hally and Pepita 'Pep' Emmerichs. Their new EP Living is out now through Star House Collective.

Oh Pep! are currently in the middle of a North American tour that kicked off at Americana's in September where they were hailed as "Newest and Most Promising Artists" by NPR All Songs Considered. At CMJ they were picked by Jon Pareles of the New York Times as his "CMJ keepers" and KCRW's "11 Artists who stole the Fest". The band also recorded an NPR Tiny Desk, KEXP Session and Daytrotter session on the road.

Their current single, The Race, hit #11 on CBC Radio 2 and has been featured on KEXP, NPR All Songs Considered, The Line of the Best Fit- Song of the Day, The Bluegrass Situation and Exclaim!.

Not even 23 years of age, Oh Pep! have been awarded Young Folk Performer of the Year 2014 and two time nominees for Best Folk Roots by The Age Music Victoria Award 2014 & 2015 in their native Australia.
We Were Pirates
We Were Pirates
We Were Pirates is the musical brainchild of Mike Boggs, a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records songs in his home studio in the DC area. Boggs has released three albums, an EP, and a film score for ‘Dear Mr. Watterson.’

Boggs’ 2009 debut LP, Cutting Ties, features a version of ‘The Three of Us,’ a cover song that Boggs recorded which was featured on the public radio show, This American Life. As a result, Chicago Tribune rock critic and co-host of Sound Opinions, Greg Kot, heard We Were Pirates’ version of the song and described it thusly: ‘Pure pop. This should be the next Fountains of Wayne single; genius.’ That year, We Were Pirates reached #41 on the CMJ Top 200.

Wired magazine featured We Were Pirates in their March 2012 issue following the release of the second album, Change. The feature said, “You heard this band’s public radio-friendly pop on This American Life and you heard its tracks on MTV’s: The Real World: DC. So don’t miss ‘Better Off Without You’ from the new album. Catchy synths will have your crew dancing a jig.”

In 2013, Boggs wrote and recorded an original film score for ‘Dear Mr. Watterson.’ The film is a documentary about the impact of the comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes. This American Life featured We Were Pirates again, when they played ‘A Strange Experience’ from the film score on Episode 512. In 2014, We Were Pirates performed songs from ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ live at screenings of the film in Baltimore and DC.

2016’s Matter finds Boggs exploring a mellow, electronic aesthetic. A return to simple, melodic songs. Existential questions are asked about life, loss, and love. Washington Sinfonietta Co-Principal Cellist Kate Rears Burgman again joined Boggs and contributed cello and bass guitar on select tracks. TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion) mastered the album.

We Were Pirates live shows feature Kate Rears Burgman on cello and bass, Pat Frank on percussion, and Scott Greenberg playing guitar.
Micah Subar
Micah Subar
Micah Subar’s dynamic blend of rootsy indie-folk melodies manage to slap you in the face with new realism and sit you down for a ride down memory lane. He weaves together his signature intricate guitar work with clear-cut vocals that sing songs of misguided love and adventure. Micah grew up with the sounds of the classic rockers of the late sixties and early seventies in his ears, and begun writing songs soon after he first picked up a guitar. As he incorporated jazz and blues into his playing, the songs grew more complex, and the freedom of modern indie artists was always a huge influence. Micah’s music reflects his wide ranging tastes, but more so shows his yearning for personal and creative independence.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/