The Joy Formidable playing a benefit concert

Positive Force DC is putting on a benefit concert for St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with The Joy Formidable and this appears to be the band's only tour date in the area for the foreseeable future. The concert will be in the church's auditorium, which holds 200 standing. Tickets just went on sale Friday. http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/20965.aspx
A bit strange, yes, and also a bit pricey, considering the venue ($20). But I really like this band! Would anyone like to join me?

Also see https://www.facebook.com/events/355636607858178/

About the band:

The Joy Formidable’s eight-song EP "A Balloon Called Moaning" has won them critical praise from a variety of outlets, including the NME, who have consistently raved about the band's style of "grungey pop [that] is sure to win over swathes of converts." SPIN called the release "ambitious," noting: "drenched in fuzzy bass, propelled by...driving percussion… the album transforms ear-stabbing reverb into something pretty, airy, girly and sometimes dark." The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised the songs' "cryptic lyrics that glint with urgency," and said that "the music regenerates the turbulent haze of 1990s rock, but it's less tormented and more anthemic, confident of the pop structures at its core."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The Joy Formidable are a well-seasoned band. They were tight, energetic, and played a seamlessly good show. They played a range of their repertoire, including material from their forthcoming release, and wrapped up the set and encore with some of the more popular tunes like 'Whirring.' They played for well over and hour and even managed an encore. More Human was the opening act, and lacked a little something (maybe it was a bass player).

    November 11, 2012

  • Michele

    Here...hanging in the back for any of the folks who might not be at marx

    November 10, 2012

  • Michele

    I will likely meet all at the church as well! hooray!

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I won't make Marx Cafe but I'll see you all at church around 8pm! Also probably wearing jeans and a hoodie. :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Jonathan

    All sounds great! I'll be there around 7. Look for the guy in jeans and a hoodie. (Probably not so unique in that neighborhood unfortunately.)

    November 10, 2012

  • Lisa M. W.

    Barrie, sounds like fun. Thank you. What time are you planning to get there?

    November 5, 2012

  • Lisa M. W.

    I don't know how I missed this one. If anyone knows of a ticket, I'd be interested.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Barrie -- thanks for the info. Yeah, meeting up prior to the show sounds good. :)

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got my ticket! For those more familiar with the area than I am: will there be at least semi-convenient parking down by the church?

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in!

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely!

    October 18, 2012

  • Robin

    Sounds great, Barrie!

    October 18, 2012

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