The Pocket is 7DC's funky, intimate, in-house venue with a 70-person capacity and a beer & wine bar. After a great launch in November 2019, Covid forced us to shut down in March 2020 from Covid just as we were gettin' hot.
Now in February 2021, we're re-launching as a virtual venue by booking livestreams for bands. We've got all the gear, hard-wired fast ethernet, and a squad of savvy sound techs plus new Pocket Director, Morgan Clinton (formerly with U Street Music Hall) running the show.
Please support us and the DC music scene by marking your calendars and tuning in to a show!
To book a live stream session (either broadcasted live, or pre-recorded for a future livestream, or other variations), please email Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org with desired dates, and relevant info.
Streaming from The Pocket
SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH at 7 PM - LIGHTMARE
"Lightmare is a six-person soulpunk arrangement out of Washington, D.C. making songs about love, death, and revolution, overlapping and in any order. Smooth and sharp, warm and galvanizing, punchy, political and personal. Their set is guaranteed to get your body moving and your feelings flowing."
THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd AT 7PM - Deer Eat Birds
[math rock/jazz fusion]
Deer Eat Birds has been a staple in the Richmond music scene since Spring 2016, bringing an innovative approach to Math Rock by blending elements of R&B and Jazz to create a chaotic musical offspring that is boundless in where it can go. Deer Eat Birds takes a traditional four piece rock band and pushes the limits ever forward while authentically remaining themselves. Featuring crispy layers of spicy guitar prowess, buttery bass grooves, sultry vocals, and topped off with tangy drum acrobatics.
FFO: The Mars Volta, Yes, Hella, Tera Melos, Xenia Rubinos, Hiatus Kaiyote, Toe
SATURDAY, APRIL 24th at 7PM - LUTHER + TRIBE95
Luther is a versatile Hip-Hop artist of many sounds. When your attention is grabbed by his effortless wordplay and melodic cadences, Luther knows how to change directions completely to give listeners something they never knew they needed. If one thing is always for sure, you can always expect the rawest emotions and energy in every single song Luther releases.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD at 7 PM EST - MELK
Indie pop-rockers, Melk, is making music and bringing Craigslist back to The Pocket stage.
Based in Washington, D.C., Melk makes self-aware, energetic music about the interactions that interrupt the mundanities of day-to-day life, and the way objects interact with our experiences and memories.
The band formed when vocalist/guitarist Melissa Kain met bassist AJ Digregorio after responding to a Craigslist ad they posted in search of fellow musicians in the city. Their lineup quickly expanded to include guitarist Jegug Ih and drummer Alex Scheuer. Since then, the band released their debut EP, “Day Job” and played shows at venues across the city. Drawing inspiration from genres like punk, shoegaze, and synthpop, their music has drawn comparisons to that of bands such as Alvvays, Retirement Party, and the Cranberries
Interested in performing at The Pocket, post-Covid?
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.