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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Caustic Casanova - (CAW-stick Cas-a-NO-va)

Recommended if you like: Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Rush, Black Sabbath, Torche, Kyuss, Clutch, Boris, Soundgarden

Story behind your band/artist name: Our name was inspired by a fellow college dorm-mate of two of the founding members, one of the greatest Casanovas they ever knew! We like alliteration so we thought Caustic Casanova sounded cool.

Band Members: Andrew Yonki - Guitar, Francis Beringer - Bass/Vocals, Stefanie Zaenker - Drums/Vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Francis and Stefanie live in Northeast DC. Francis is originally from Arlington, VA. Andrew has been in the area since 2004 after attending American University, and Stefanie has been in DC since 2008.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Stefanie works at the 9:30 Club.

While all three members have lived in DC the majority of their time in the area, we have always practiced in Arlington, in the basement of Francis' childhood home. 

We all love ramen and BBQ! Francis' favorite DC restaurant is Toki Underground, Stefanie's is DCity Smokehouse, and Andrew's is the Black Squirrel because it "made me a believer in the power of a hamburger after five years of vegetarianism". 

Andrew was a big fan of our band before he joined! The first night that he saw us play live Stefanie gave him a ride home after the show, where he crammed himself into the backseat between her drums, and they bonded over their mutual love of the band Mastodon!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: All three members have been to or lived in Guatemala - that's why we chose to feature the Quetzal (Guatemala's national bird) on 'Breaks', our most recent album cover.

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Main Genre: Hard Rock

Other Genres: psychedelic metal, progressive rock, post punk, space punk, sludge, stoner metal, heavy rock