Jammin Java Local Scene: The Great Heights Band + Skyward + Elizabeth II + Traffic Jam – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – March 27th, 2017

Jammin Java Local Scene: The Great Heights Band + Skyward + Elizabeth II + Traffic Jam

Jammin Java Local Scene: The Great Heights Band + Skyward + Elizabeth II + Traffic Jam

Monday March 27, 2017

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

Adv: GA $10 | Premier Plus: $18
Day Of: GA $13 | Premier Plus $18

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

The Great Heights Band
The Great Heights Band
TGHB was formed in the spring of 2014 by singer/guitarist Neal Karkhanis and drummer Paul Martinez. After writing and recording a couple of songs, namely the fan favorite “Portland,” the band added bassist Owen Brinser and singer/pianist Linette Gonzalez. The band’s first show was at Charm City Art Space in Baltimore, Maryland where Karkhanis purchased 25 tickets himself for friends and family. The show went exceptionally well and with a little buzz in the area, Baltimore’s premier punk venue, The Ottobar, asked TGHB to open up for indie rockers Hellogoodbye and Vacationer just two weeks later.

The band went on to record three more songs and released their debut EP, “Weird Thoughts,” in the summer of 2014 along with a music video for “Portland.” The “Portland” music video received a raving reception due to its quality of production, the song itself and the fact that the band made the video independent of a record label or any major funding. CI Records owner, Jeremy Weiss, took notice of TGHB after Karkhanis emailed him about re-releasing “Weird Thoughts” under the historic punk rock label. Known for its success with The Pink Spiders, The Juliana Theory, August Burns Red, Texas in July and others, CI Records was quick to make the band an offer.

In the fall of 2014, TGHB officially signed with CI Records, an announcement that did not come until February 2015. In November and December of 2014, the band entered the studio with Eric Taft at Buzzlounge Recording Studio in Beltsville, Maryland to begin work on the band’s debut full length. The full length includes all 5 songs off the “Weird Thoughts” EP as well as 6 brand new tracks produced by Taft. Once the signing was announced, the label quickly put the band on the Launch Tour 2015 as an opener for The Venetia Fair and Icarus the Owl as well as the Launch Music Conference and Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania headlined by Atreyu, Alien Ant Farm, hed(pe) and others. Taft joined the band for much of the tour and in April 2015 officially joined the band as an additional singer/guitarist.

TGHB’s debut full length entitled “Songs in Eastern Standard Timing” is due out this summer via CI Records. The full length is full of songs about the simple joys in life, love and loss, distance and necessity. Lyrically, the album is autobiographical in nature, speaking from a place of hopeless romance and optimism. Full of dual male/female lead vocals, loud guitars, synth leads and pop-driven choruses reminiscent of Weezer, The Hippos and Ok Go, TGHB is sure to become a summer favorite.

The band is performing at various festivals and shows all over the country the summer of 2015 and has already begun the writing and demoing process on a follow-up album to the debut full length.
Skyward
Skyward
Skyward is a big band. Not in the brassy, horn-driven kind of way. More in the epic, anthemic kind of way. With music built around powerful, driving rhythms and soaring lead lines and melodies, Skyward’s sound would not be out of place in large venues in front of large crowds. And yet, their music has an intimate, unifying quality as well. With lyrics written to challenge and inspire listeners, Skyward works to write and perform engaging and impactful music that challenges audiences to search out their purpose and discover their worth. Now armed with their new EP “Drift,” (releasing on Noisetrade and iTunes Spring 2014) recorded at Spotlight Sound Studio, Jordan explains that Skyward "is looking to bring their particular blend of epic, melody-driven rock to all kinds of people in all kinds of places." And as they always say, “Go big…”
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Beth Cannon is a rising guitar force in the local DC music scene. Pairing bluesy BB King styled licks along with the Contemporary solo styles of Steve Vai, She's earned praise from world class guitarists like Nick Johnston and Kevin Thrasher (Escape the Fate). Her original songs and covers are driven by her powerful bluesy vocals backed by her exquisite rhythm and leads.
Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam
Alternative punk band from Northern Virginia.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/