Rescheduled from 3/15/ AND 6/12 Modest Proposal w/ The Reply + DJ Skate
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Founded in 1983 by singer Neal Augenstein (you know him now from WTOP radio) and guitarist Bill Crandall, Modest Proposal was at the forefront of America's mod revival. With large, enthusiastic, dancing crowds, wearing stylish clothes reminiscent of scenes from "Quadrophenia," MP quickly became one of DC's most popular bands. With fans' scooters parked outside, Modest Proposal shows guaranteed a dance floor full of people, enjoying their poppy energetic songs.
After MP's sold-out 2009 reunion show, UK-based Detour Records released "Long Time Ago," on CD and download earlier this year, featuring classic and unreleased Modest Proposal music.
Now, Modest Proposal is reuniting for its first live show in over 10 years.
Joining Augenstein and Crandall onstage are Hunter Bennett, who played bass in indie pop darlings Julie Ocean, and shares the rhythm section duties of highly-acclaimed Dot Dash, with drummer Danny Ingram, whose career spans from early DC punk band Youth Brigade to legendary Swervedriver.
Joining Modest Proposal will be The Reply -- younger 1980s counterparts of MP -- who later filled storied venues such as the original 9:30 Club on F Street, DC Space, The Roxy, Safari Club, and New York's CBGB. The Reply was formed by four school friends brought together by a common drive to make their own music, inspired by bands including the The Jam, The Clash, Reggae & Ska, and even early Cure records — plus all the political sensibilities of teenagers frustrated by the stifling conformity of Reagan’s America
Now, they've released "The Reply: The Complete Collection," with tracks recorded between 1986 to 1989, including their previously released EPs, "The Reply" (1987) and "All Good Things" (1988), as well as eight previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1989. Links to "The Reply, The Complete Collection":
DJ Wayne "Skate" Deavers will be spinning tunes before, between, and after the bands. Anyone who was around DC in the 80s remembers Skate filling dance floors with mod/ska/pop/northern soul at Back Alley Cafe and Poseurs.
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl Street SW
Washington DC, DC, 20024