Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Tha Raw, the raw

Recommended if you like: red hot chili peppers, the doors, mgmt, black sabbath (?)

Story behind your band/artist name: We play raw variations of the rocknroll genre. When we play live, we play in booty shorts. We strive twards heavy kinky rocknroll. We like to make pretty melodies and complimenting them with dark, twisted renditions. (or vice versa; dark to pretty.)

Band Members: Topher "Professor Scrump" Todaro-lead vocals/guitar. Pat "Blud Bath" McGrath-guitar/vocals. Joe "Huny Baeb" Grobani-Bass/vocals. Cody "Beatmaster Flex" Frazier-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 : We are from Annapolis.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The one time we played DC, at theElectric Maid, we played wearing nothing but booty shorts (like we always do) and the owner didn't seem to like us too much. That's the extent of our DC experience so far, unfortunately.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We just released our debut EP and we're trying to promote it. Based on the description of thesongs that you guys usually are interested in, I recommend track 5 from our EP, "Sparklefuq." Give that one a listen first.

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Main Genre: Hard Rock

Other Genres: rocknroll, heavy, blues, doom, progressive, protopunk, psychodelic, math, metal