Jonny Grave and the Tombstones

Jonny Grave and the Tombstones

Derek Evry and his Band of Misanthropes, Olivia Mancini

Fri, August 14

Doors: 8:00 pm


Jonny Grave and the Tombstones - (Set time: 11:15 PM)

Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and Bluesman from Washington DC. Growing up in a very musical family, Grave was introduced to the sounds of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live.

On February 14th, 2015, Jonny Grave and his band, the Tombstones, recorded an album in 24 hours. The album can be heard here:
Derek Evry and his Band of Misanthropes - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Derek Evry and his Band of Misanthropes

Derek Evry, an alt/pop rock songwriter from Arlington, Virginia has been writing and performing his original music since 1999. He is currently touring the eastern seaboard, promoting the September 8, 2012 release of his third studio album, "Here's To Better Misery." Derek's singles "Donor Body Parts", "We're Not", "Wait For You", "When We Get Home", & his holiday song "Hey! Ho! Let It Snow!" have been in regular rotation on DC101 (101.1 FM D.C.).

Here's the music video for his song "When We Get Home":

Check out a sampler video of the songs from "Here's To Better Misery:

The new album was mastered by famed engineer Rob Fraboni (Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Marley), and features the bass playing of Epitaph Records recording artists Motion City Soundtrack's Matt Taylor.

Derek's songs "Without You", "All I'm Saying" & "Wait For You" have been featured in the hit ABC Television's crime drama "Castle". You can check out the songs on ABC's Music Lounge.

You can see Derek's band, "Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes", performing "Wait For You" at a headlining show at Arlington, Virginia's IOTA Club & Cafe in March of 2013:


"Derek Evry's album, "Here's to Better Misery," is full of the kind of energy that only rock-and-roll can provide. The record begins with high intensity and doesn't let up: no ballads, no fabricated production techniques that might slow the vibe. It's all guitars, bass and drums… The album is a great rock-and-roll romp. But maybe even more impressive is the real and organic feeling of the collection. It seems that Evry didn't overthink anything, instead going with what he felt at the moment. And that was good-old fashioned loud rock-and-roll." - Album review: "Here's to Better Misery" by Moira E. McLaughlin, Washington Post, September 7, 2012

"Not so much an earworm as a mind blower, ponderous visions of heartache, heartbreak and the angst-ridden emotional spaces therein dominate [Derek Evry's] latest album… Fans of Weezer will enjoy Evry's Rivers Cuomo-esque vocal over a lush bed of churning and steady alt-pop tinged guitars and drums, proof that great music is a timeless sound." Album review: "Here's to Better Misery" by Marcus Dowling, OnTap Magazine, September 1, 2012

You can see Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes perform at various venues & events in the DC Area, and on the road this spring & summer! More information on those dates at
Olivia Mancini - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Olivia Mancini

Olivia Mancini’s sense for melody will make any songwriter jealous. Versatility is her true charm - she can stretch the boundaries of musical genres without sounding as if she’s out of place. Olivia Mancini is one of the few female live acts coming out of Washington, D.C. that is equally appealing to a male audience as well as a female audience. Olivia Mancini‘s folk-pop roots combined with her true Rock ‘n’ Roll aesthetic embraces every sense of American culture.

Olivia Mancini has been touring the U.S. and Europe for more than 10 years, performing her original songs as a singer-songwriter, or with her bands, Olivia & the Mates, and Astra Via. Olivia Mancini has performed with top acts like The Hold Steady, STARS, Matthew Sweet, and Melissa Ferrick. Her music has appeared in Gossip Girl, Entourage, ER, and Live wih Regis and Kathy Lee. With years of grassroots development, and now a collaboration with accomplished producer, Jarrett Nicolay (Virginia Coalition), audiences will be seeing her in a light brighter than ever imagined.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001