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."