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@JamnJavaDoorGal’s LOCAL SCENE: Sub-Radio Standard + Chloe Angelides + Sellout Youth (formerly known as Half Brother)
The myth of the phoenix, which ignites and is reborn from its own ashes, seems to have been written for Sub-Radio Standard. Not only were they themselves formed from the disparate pieces of former bands, but their music explores that same theme; finding ecstatic highs out of the shuddering lows of life, brought out by thundering crescendos and a spirit of catharsis. With distinctively powerful vocals and focused songwriting beyond their years, Sub-Radio Standard is bringing a rebirth to the standard pop rock song.
Matt Prodanovich (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and John Fengya (Keyboard/Guitar) had been experimenting with melodies and riffs since 2005; but there's only so much ground to cover with two guitarists and no rhythm section. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Pereira, with the talent to be a third guitarist, instead became a self-taught drummer in 2008 and the group started to think of itself as a band. Adam Bradley (Lead Vocals) joined the group in 2010 after the briefest of solo careers (read: two YouTube videos) and the group found a musical niche, nestling in between the piano-driven alt-rock of Oasis ("I Am The Desert", "Interior Lighting") and the acoustic harmonies of Jack's Mannequin ("Nothing Wrong", "Amber"). With the addition of a crowd-pleasing bassist in Mark (Barry) Siford and a rhythm guitarist in Mike Chinen to plug gaps in their sound, SRS was suddenly overflowing with explosively catchy songs.
Their debut self-titled album, recorded with platinum-winning producer Jim Ebert and due for digital release this summer, is a testament to the band's rapid maturation. The band seems to shift between genres and arrangements effortlessly, all the while crafting a coherent sound. Songs like album closer "Interior Lighting" illustrate SRS's signature style: shimmering guitars, melodic piano, and instantly recognizable vocals, building to an explosive finish. Bradley's lyrics twist and turn, leaping from bright-eyed innocence to reflective cynicism: "Well the music's off and the fire's dead/But your song's still burning in my head". Slow-burning songs with dramatic emotional release; that's what Sub-Radio Standard is all about.
Tickets are also available via phone at 703.255.1566
More About Jammin' Java
A very happening place, Jammin' Java has been part of Vienna for the past ten years at it's present location. Aside from great coffee, Jammin' Java offers a multitude of activities for all ages. For parents there is a special happy hour that boasts a free juice box with the purchase of beer. They also have kid friendly musical performances. The venu itself is intimate and regularly hosts well known bands of all genres. The tickets go quickly and can be purchased in the shop or from their website. Jammin' Java also offers music lessons on several instruments from the owner Luke Brindley and some well known musicians.
Other events here
- Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 9 - Accepting Applications Daily, 8:00 am
- Thursday Mornings with The Great Zucchini Weekly on Thursdays, 10:30 am–11:30 am
- Thursday Lunch Hour with Oh Susannah! Weekly on Thursdays, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
- Marie Miller + Kenny Kohlhaas Thu, May 23, 8:00 pm
- Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros Weekly on Fridays, 10:30 am–11:30 am
- Friday Lunch Hour with the grandsons, jr. Weekly on Fridays, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
- Risa Binder Fri, May 24, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- Moogatu + WoodWork + Threesound Fri, May 24, 10:00 pm
- James McCartney + Justin Trawick Sat, May 25, 7:30 pm
- "Main Stage" Comedy Showcase Tue, May 28, 9:00 pm