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The time has finally come. The eclectic quartet of Drop Electric “drop” the long-awaited debut album. Black Cat. Mainstage. Saturday night. It’s serious.
If you hadn’t noticed, it’s the holiday season. Tis the season for giving and this is our gift to you. Actually it’s a gift from the Rock and Roll Hotel and a handful of DC’s finest.
A little over a year ago, we interviewed the mastermind behind Stripmall Ballads, Phillips Saylor, who was about to embark on a tour in promotion of the album that just came out, “Ballads, Stripmall”. In the year since, my, have they have been busy. And all the talent and imagination brewing in their brains culminate in Friday night’s spectacular in Bethesda.
Being a solo artist has it’s perks. You get to set practice times whenever you want, getting to a show is a cinch, and you, of course, get all the glory. But the thing is, you also have to have talent to be alone. And that’s something Northern Virginia artist, Casey has in spades.
To the best of my knowledge Mike Boggs isn’t actually a pirate, nor is he more than one person. But when he picks up one of the multiple instruments that he has mastered and hooks up his laptop in his homemade studio, he becomes We Were Pirates. Let’s discuss, and I promise to keep the pirate puns to a minimum.