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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Sugar John (pronounced as one would expect)
Recommended if you like: Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Failure
Story behind your band/artist name: A veiled mistress came to Simon in a dream and informed that him he would henceforth be known as Sugar John...
Band Members: Simon- Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer Patrick- Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums Aidan- Synthesizer
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : DC itself-- Aidan and Simon are undergrad students at Georgetown, while Patrick attends Boston University. Aidan was also born and raised in Maryland
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -Half of Sugar's debut LP, Dream Machine vs. the People Duster, was recorded in a Georgetown dorm room, with the constant barrage of noise giving way to a tense and spiteful relationship with all surrounding neighbors.
-Sugar John's first real show (that is, with its full live lineup--comprised of six people) took place at the enigmatic DC-area venue "The Void". The details of the show, which was rumored to be a smashing success, are an enigma as well.
-Sugar John took dead last in Georgetown's battle of the bands as a result of excessive volume, failing amps, and general buffoonery. They are proud to have stood by their principles in the face of institutional adversity.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are all very young! Simon just turned twenty-one and Patrick and Aidan are twenty. We plan to make beautiful music forever and will be releasing lots more in the summer of 2018.
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Main Genre: Hard Rock
Other Genres: psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, alternative, indie rock, rock, lo-fi, pop, grunge, shoegaze, dream pop