Melodime’s Annual New Years Party + The Brevet + Wylder – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – December 31st, 2017

Melodime's Annual New Years Party + The Brevet + Wylder

Melodime's Annual New Years Party + The Brevet + Wylder

The Brevet, Wylder

Sunday December 31, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Before 12/1: GA $35 Premier Plus $50 After 12/1: GA $40 PP $65 After 12/27: GA $45 PP $65

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

• Ticket buyers will have access to a discounted rate at The Marriott! Purchase your tickets and email thebros@jamminjava.com for details!

MELODIME
MELODIME
Melodime's music merges a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses.

Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (guitar, mandolin, dobro, bg vocals), has performed 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as  Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel. The band has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The band is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the festival scene, playing four consecutive Rock Boat cruises, as well as Musikfest, Herndon Festival and other events. Around their hometown of Northern Virginia, the group has performed at such popular venues as The Hamilton, The State Theatre, and 9:30 Club.

Melodime's latest single, "Little Thing Called Love,” has received a great response from both fans and critics alike. The Boot describe the track as "catchy, lyrically strong - and perfect to listen to with the windows down during the summertime months," while Tune Collective describes the track as a “fun song bursting with vibrant uplifting energy." Kings of A&R featured the band as a buzzing act, and The Washington Post noted "It doesn’t pay for those who want to say ‘I saw them way back when’ to procrastinate." 

Melodime’s previous albums were recorded with platinum-selling producers, including Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide with Rick Beato  (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe), and 3 Reasons For Fighting with Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth).
The Brevet
The Brevet
When the feedback-laden, distorted-as-all-hell guitar intro to The Brevet’s new single, “Locked & Loaded,” grinds to a crawl and lead singer Aric Chase Damm’s gritty vocals kick in, there’s a moment where—if you’ve got an ounce of soul in your body—your foot starts tapping almost involuntarily. The “woah-oh-oh” hook that hits next is the kind you feel in your bones, the eminently danceable kind that makes you want to shoot straight up, kick your chair back, and move. Every second “Locked & Loaded” begs for movement, an earworm that simply refuses to quit. And making the tune all the more impressive, in a testament to the group’s raw creativity and artistic ability, is the fact that The Brevet engineered and produced the track at the group’s recording space in Westminster, CA—where they’d also recorded their first two albums.

As the lead single off the band’s upcoming record, LEGS, “Locked & Loaded” performs a crucial task: Not only is it a representation of the band’s new sound and of what fans can expect from the forthcoming album; it is an indication of how far the band has come since their previous release, American Novel—a groundbreaking, highly acclaimed LP, released in a series of chapters.

American Novel, the group’s sophomore album, was preceded by the Brevet’s debut record, Battle of the Heart, and earned the band features and beaming reviews in such notable publications as Paste magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Deli, Substream, OC Weekly, and many more. Per Substream’s Stephanie Roe: “There are just some moments in life that could use an extravagant soundtrack to make it feel complete. The Brevet are here to help you do just that.”

American Novel also opened the door for The Brevet in the form of some amazing opportunities: Songs from the record have been featured in movies like An Open Secret, The Good Lie, and Ashby; on TV shows such as Growing up Fisher, NCIS New Orleans, 90210, and even American Idol; and on TV networks like the MLB Network and the SEC Network (ESPN).

While the band has certainly enjoyed the exposure, as well as the accolades they’ve received from critics and fans alike, they’re particularly excited for the release of their upcoming single—because, to Damm, it sets the stage for a tighter, more mature, redefined Brevet. It represents a band who, having already achieved significant commercial success, is free to be as creative as they want, driving their music in a wholly new direction.

Damm, who helms the band as its primary creative force—though, of course, his fellow members contribute to the writing, engineering, and production process—says, of the band’s new sound:, that “Locked & Loaded”

We’re writing in a way we want to write now. I’m not trying to follow trends; I just want to write from my heart.”
Wylder
Wylder
Washington D.C.'s Wylder fuses indie-rock and chamber-folk into dynamic melodies and heavily textured instrumentals that evoke a diverse set of comparisons from Arcade Fire and Weezer all the way to Fleet Foxes.

Formed by singer/guitarist Will McCarry in 2012, the group grew into its current iteration in 2016 and features Lonnie Southall (guitar/mandolin), Mike Pingley (drums), and Jackson Wright (bass/piano). Wylder’s debut album, Rain and Laura, was released in April of 2016, and was met with enthusiastic reviews from fans and critics alike. They are currently in the midst of recording their next full length album and will be featured on the Rock Boat in early 2018 alongside Need to Breathe, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel, among others.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/