Per DC Government Mandate(s) and public health risks, all shows at The Pocket up until May 15th, 2020 have been canceled or postponed. We look forward to gloriously reopening. Stay safe out there and check out some virtual concerts!
Opening day was
November 1st, 2019!
Welcome to DC's brand new music venue, The Pocket. The 70-person space is on the 2nd floor of the new expanded side of the studio.
Experience incredible sound (for fans AND bands), professional and dynamic lighting, professional sound design, and a cozy bar.
"Playing in the pocket" refers to when a band (usually the drums or rhythm section) locks into a groove that is so funky that it feels spiritual and euphoric.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE POCKET
SATURDAY, APRIL 4: Mini Flashband - Tribute to DC Music!
For our debut Mini-Flashband Showcase at the Pocket, we celebrate our favorite little corner of the universe: our very own District of Columbia music scene. Duke’s swing, Chuck Brown’s go-go, Marvin Gaye’s soul, Bad Brains’ hardcore, Fugazi’s post-hardcore—the music of the District will be in full force for this killer four-band showcase!
THURSDAY MAY 21: Open Gem, Open Mic
**rescheduled from 3/19**
Welcome to The Pocket's first Open Mic night! Hosted by Open Gem.
Open Gem is platform for all genres of music and performing arts. Sign up begins at 7pm and the show will start at 7:45-8pm. 1 song or 5 mins per signee. We encourage everyone to network and engage with the show. Contact @OpenGemUSA on IG for recap slots.
THURSDAY, MAY 28: Boss Company w/ Alfred James Band & Brotherband
**rescheduled from 3/20**
Gypsy Noir fit, Boss Company w/ Philly natives, Alfred James Band & Improv Jazz group, Brotherband!
Boss Company: Boss Company is gypsy noir with a sense of humor and a lot of help from our friends. Brainchild of cellist Carol Anne Bosco, a string section adds a quirky twist to the jazz and soul inspired songs we play.
Alfred James Band: Hailing from the Philadelphia area the Alfred James Band weaves classical themes with soulful charm into a cello driven acoustic rock sound that is both original and musically masterful. Rich vocal harmonies, intertwine with the ethereal sounds of Alfred's cello to create a musical texture that is entirely unique.
Brotherband: Started by three brothers, Brotherband is a collective of musical artists, performing regularly throughout the DC area. We compose original music that emphasizes improvisation, and we love collaborating and building creative community.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13: Best of "Sauf Haus Open Mic" Showcase
**rescheduled from 3/21**
Best of "Sauf Haus Open Mic" Showcase, features the following artists!
Sweet Pickles - Progressive/Alternative rock band with a funky sound. The trio started playing together after meeting at Ginny Hill Project Open Mics!!
Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed- Folk-inspired indie rock
The Midnite Snacks - Indie-Rock fit from Washington D.C.
Liah & Sirtaj - Singer/songwriter duo teaming up for a duet performance.
Interested in performing at The Pocket?
Please contact us at: email@example.com with some information about your band or your proposed bill, links to your music and pages, and stats from recent shows. We'd love to hear from you!
Cover photo by Donnie Riggs Photography. Check out his photos on Instagram @_donnieblanco.