The Fête de la Musique continues with Paperhaus
June 19, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
In continuation of the 34th annual Fête de la Musique, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a concert by Paperhaus.
This DC-based band was founded by long-time musical partners Alex Tebeleff (guitar and vocals) and Eduardo Rivera (guitar and vocals), and over the course of two EPs and multiple national tours, they have worked their way up as one of the most well-known live bands in the city. Tarek Mohamed (drums) and Matt Dowling (bass) joined Paperhaus in 2014. In addition, the band members have worked to host local and touring bands from around the globe at their home/practice space/DIY haven, The Paperhaus.
Their self-titled debut full length album - released in February 2015 - has multiple singers. The songs take cues from psychedelic inclined bands like CAN, King Crimson, Deerhunter and Lower Dens, and mix pop elements from Radiohead, Talking Heads, The Smiths and Real Estate. For Paperhaus, music is about people in a room experiencing a common feeling.
Paperhaus has shared the stage with bands like The War On Drugs, Caveman, Man Man, Here We Go Magic, Woods, Majical Cloudz, Moon King, Widowspeak, Desert Noises, and Deleted Scenes, over the course of hundreds of shows around the United States over the past 4 years.
The performance by French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau on June 16th and this concert by Paperhaus join the Fête de la Musique spirit under the 2015 theme Vivre ensemble la musique - Living Music Together, the founding value of this large event that celebrates sharing of music among the four corners of the globe.
Online reservations are required to attend this free admission concert.