Fierce Surfer Rock Band Shark Week to Play Fountain Square

Shark Week will be playing Friday, August 7th for the Midpoint Indie Summer series with Tweens, Leggy and Smut

The latest album by Shark Week, Beach Fuzz seamlessly blends tight punk numbers, surf rock, brooding western lullabies and sprawling, freaked-out, psychedelic jams, with wry wit, reverb-drenched chorus backgrounds and percussive rhythms. The band keeps one foot in the past, tipping a cap to The New York Dolls, Dick Dale, The Velvet Underground and Ennio Morricone, with an eye on to the future.  Lead singer, Mitchell delivers nervy, Richard-Hellish vocals over Alberto Pacheco's jangly, glam-rock-inspired electric licks, while Danielle Vu's pulsating bass lines and Dan Newhauser's loose, pounding drums anchoring the group.   

Culture Collide said, “Frontman Ryan Hunter Mitchell acts as a nightmare-wielding ringleader, a wry storyteller, backed by a classically twangy, percussive soundscape,” while FLOOD said Beach Fuzz, “goes nice with a Tecate and a day off.”  The band has built a loyal following in DC, making a fan of NPR’s Bob Boilen who said, “Shark Week is a fierce, surfy rock band with a lot of charisma.”

Show starts at 7p and is free!