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!