June 10’s pairing of San Luis Obispo, California alt rockers, Night Riots, with LA’s up-and-coming Silent Rival is sure to be an energetic, immersive, dance-worthy welcome to summer. Boasting new singles and industry praise, both bands bring a honed sense of purpose and a contagious confidence to U Street Music Hall.
After a string of successes, including play on the Netflix wildly popular series, “13 Reasons Why,” and their 2016 LP, “Love Gloom,” this will be Night Riot’s debut headlining a show. Lead singer Travis Hawley credits the band’s ability to stay grounded in their artistic vision to the close relationship among its members.
“No matter how big things get I feel like our friendship has stayed the same and has been a big driving force for being able to hold it all together.” AND from that force comes “a lot of new music,” Hawley said.
Listen to Night Riot’s latest single, “On the Line.”
Joining Night Riots is the vibrant, infectious Silent Rival. Lead Singer Sara Coda assures concertgoers that “during the time we are on stage, anything you want to celebrate, run away from, or flip the bird at, we have you covered.”
Watch Silent Rival’s latest video, “Just One Voice.”
Purchase tickets for tomorrow night’s show. Hope to see you tomorrow night at U Street Music Hall!
A concert junky, music aficionado, and live music reviewer for Hill Rag and DC Music Review, Leanne Tankel studied writing at both UC Berkeley (BA) and Boston University (MA). In addition to music reviews, she writes prose and her manuscript, Broken Hallelujah: notes from a marriage, was a 2011 short-list finalist for the Santa Fe Literary Awards program. Leanne lives with her three sons and two pugs in Northern Virginia.