Wanted Man

The Wanted Man EP!

Wanted Man is vicious. So much rock and roll. So much swagger. If they made a gum out of this EP it would be a bite-sized chew with a flavor that lasts forever and blasts your teeth off through the back of your head. And you'd just keep chewing, cause it's soooo good.
Back in college, my friends and I would listen to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on our headphones as we walked to class, and marvel at how we just couldn't keep from strutting. If you listen to this EP walking down the street, the passersby will stare as the strut breaks down into a jiggly dance, the weight of the guitars crushing your bones to mush, leaving nothing but a puddle of gelatin to ooze into your seat. WHY ONLY THREE SONGS?? It's cool. It's on repeat, and I was already exhausted after one listen. --Natan Press

   

Wanted Man's "Slow and Steady" video.

 DC's hottest band Wanted Man have released a video for their garage-rock blitz "Slow and Steady." Ahahaha! It's funny 'cause the title is misleading. I know you have less than two minutes to check out the video below, recorded at DC's house of houses The Paperhaus. When does this album drop? I need it. --Natan Press

   

In It Together Fest!

 It's finally here! In It Together Fest starts tomorrow, Thursday 7/31. The first night features some of my favorite bands in the city, all on one mindblowing bill. Acme's indie-psyche funk, Wanted Man's blazing blues-rock, and Paperhaus' oh-so-tight indie-rock join together for a night no one who loves local music should miss at Fort Loko. The show will be opened with a comedy show (cause, in this festival, musicians are in it together with all sorts of other creative people, see?), and Vundabar (from MA) brings some of my hometown (Boston) sound to the District.

After that, it's like 3 more days of crazy. Look at that map! There's shows everywhere. Which ones do you choose? Which ones do I choose?? How many can we pack in to our memory-holes? I'm getting a bit stressed. I'll tell you one thing: I am going to know the bus routes in this city so well by the end of the weekend. At the very least, there'll be a good show near you at some point. Stop by, make a small donation and support local music! --Natan Press

   

Avers joined by Pree and Wanted Man at RnR Hotel tomorrow night (7/9)!

Don't miss an incredible DC Area show tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 9th, at Rock and Roll Hotel, when three of the DMV's best bands join together for an amazing bill, complimentary and cohesive, yet covering a wide range of sound and style. Richmond's Avers, on tour in support of their gorgeous psyc-rock debut album Empty Light, headlines the night. They'll be joined by Pree's lo-fi alt-folk, and Wanted Man's guitars-on-fire rock and roll (check out Wanted Man's new single, "I'm Gonna Go Out With the Planet," released on DC Music Download yesterday). It's a sure-fire non-stop excellent time for anyone who's a fan of indie-rock and local music. Doors at 8:00pm. $12.

Watch a live version of Avers"The Only One" recorded for Overcoast Sessions (Overcoast Music) below. --Natan Press

   

Wanted Man release "Live at DC9" plus extra goodies.

(photo by Nigel Lyons) DC's Wanted Man made a nice recording of their recent DC9 show (available on Bandcamp). The performance featured some amazing local guest performers, including Anthony Pirog (Janel and Anthony), Adam Orlando (Acme, RDGLDGRN) and Andrew Grossman (The North Country). The recording of the show is free, but a few dollars will get you a whole lot more. I'll let the band explain:

"This performance features brilliant guitar playing by Anthony Pirog and a tight rhythm section made up of Adam Orlando and Andrew Grossman. Pay what you like, or nothing at all, but $7 will get you the recording from our acoustic show and a $double-digit purchase will grant you access to a super secret site where you can hear some rough mixes of the forthcoming studio album."

You can catch Wanted Man at Rock and Roll Hotel on July 9th on an incredible bill with DC's Pree and Richmond's Avers. --Natan Press