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
Friday, 2/14: Friends of Pluto V-Day 90's Dance Party!
Friends of Pluto is DC's newest, hottest cover band bringing you hits that span the past five decades with a focus on the very best rock n roll of the 90s and 2000s — along with a few indie gems guaranteed to get your pulse pumping and feet moving.
Friday, 2/21: Sludge Night w/ Horehound, Forehammer and Bailjack
A fuzzed out night of Stoner Rock and Doom Metal hits The Pocket at 7DrumCity, DC's hottest up and coming venue.
The Maryland locals in Bailjack are up first with their soulful, lead-driven metal that perfectly blends their 70s influence with some modern elements.
Coming all the way from Pittsburgh, Horehound is a band not to be missed. Their heavy yet melodic riffing combined with frontwoman Shy 's versatile vocal approach is groundbreaking, and with this being their first DC show, let's give them a warm DC welcome.
DC/Baltimore locals Foehammer are the most crushing band in the area, a 2-piece with the ability to move glaciers. Showcasing three bands that are on their way up, DC fans of heavy music should be prepared for a truly special evening at The Pocket.
Wednesday, 2/26: Good Vibes Jam ft. Attinshun
DMV funk drummer Dave Mooney teams up with 7DC for a hosted jam session open to DC jammers. We'll have a jam session from 7-9pm, then a performance by this jam's featured band, followed by more jamming intermixed with the band til 11 or so.
Thursday, 2/27: Option Paralysis w/ Barking Carnies, Krobopl & Artificial Island
Alternative/Indie from Washington D.C.
Punk/Ska from Washington D.C.
Alt/Garage-Rock from Washington D.C.
Anime-inspired Post-Rock from Washington D.C.
Friday 2/28: Ardamus x Height Keech Album Release Party
Experimental Hip-Hop/Rap from Washington D.C.
HipHop/Boom-Bap Rap from Baltimore,MD
Electronica/Hip-Hop/Rap from Austin,Texas
Saturday 2/29: Fuzz Fest at The Pocket
7DrumCity proudly presents the very first FUZZ FEST at The Pocket, this leap day 2/29/20 - featuring 5 disgusting bands channeling that dark fuzz & doom metal sound. This is part of building a metal scene in DC and creating a home for metal artists after the closing of The Pinch recently. Heavy shit sounds as nasty & gut-grinding as it's supposed to with good acoustics and dope lighting... Time to get fuzzy.
Sludge metal + power goth from DC
Stoner Metal from Salisbury, MD
Faith in Jane
Psychedelic Doom/Metal from VA
Experimental Doom Metal from DC
Metal covers to get you salivating.
Sunday, 3/1: This Could Go Boom Presents: Collective Sounds Jam Workshop
Presenting Collective Sounds! - a jam workshop focused on creating original sounds in the moment with others, highlighting the collaborative nature of 7DC & the DMV music community. Collective Sounds takes place the first Sunday of every month at 7DC's "The Pocket", at the beginning of their popular Potluck Jam. Beginners and seasons musicians welcome. This is a low-pressure, inclusive event promoting safe music spaces for all. All skill levels welcome!
**$10 suggested donation or "pay what you can" (please use ticket link) funds teaching artists and programs promoting equality of gender representation. Advance registration preferred but walk-ins welcome.**
Details: This series will cover the basic building blocks of jamming including listening, identifying patterns, and creating your own tessellated sounds to invent new, unique and complex music structures. You'll learn briefly about the history and motivations for learning to jam before delving into exercises and ultimately try your own hand at jamming. This workshop is for beginners and working musicians alike. Bring your instrument (yes, your voice IS an instrument!) Drums and keys will be provided.
After the event, attendees are encouraged to participate in one of the many jams taking place throughout 7DrumCity.
Advance registration encouraged. Walk-ins welcome.
Sunday 3/1: Open House Potluck Jam
Bring a dish and your instrument and just jam! Great opportunity for networking with other musicians, and exploring what 7DC has to offer.
HOW THE EVENT WORKS
Bring something yummy to eat and share at the potluck. Once you're here, drop off your food at the tables in the back and/or put beer in the fridge in the back yard. Introduce yourself to some new local musicians, hop into a room, and start playing!
All rooms have PA, drums, mics, and amps. We also have rooms with 2 drum kits for multi-drummer shed sessions...
Non-musician friends are welcome too! Regardless of whether you play music, you are building the music community. We'd love to meet everyone and have a great time.
Wednesday, 3/4: Dares w/ Teen Cobra, Gloom Merchants & Bog Rollers
Dares - NYC's Dares draw influences from late '70s post-punk to '80s and '90s American Indie Underground
Teen Cobra - Husband and wife lo-fi Rock n Roll Punk duo from Washington D.C.
Gloom Merchants - Lofi/Garage Rock from Washington D.C
Bog Rollers - Post-Punk/Garage from Washington D.C.
Friday, 3/6: Jonny Grave Trio w/ Zoe Ravenwood & Flowerbomb
Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and photojournalist from Washington, D.C. Grave has performed at hundreds of venues all over the world from the red dirt floor of Gip's Juke Joint, to the red carpet of the Kennedy
Zoë Ravenwood became a being of pure sound after getting bit by a radioactive David Bowie LP in her youth. Her distinctive alt-folk style driven by intricate guitar work and soulful, vulnerable vocals and lyrics has been described as “if Joni Mitchell grew up listening to math rock and metal, and had a punk rock mentality.”
Flowerbomb is a complex bouquet of raw feeling mixed with an alternative, shoegaze, power pop sound that commands your attention. They are a band that does not hold anything back. They have an undeniable musical chemistry in the studio and on stage which keeps audiences returning to their shows and their tracks on repeat. Flowerbomb just wrapped up their debut LP “Pretty Dark” which is set to be released in 2020.
Interested in performing at The Pocket?
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.