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Alternative Rock Concert: Please the Trees at the Embassy of Czech Republic

  • Embassy of the Czech Republic in U.S.A. 3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)


Come rock the night away under the stars at the Embassy of the Czech Republic with the Czech Grammy-winning band Please The Trees, on October 14, 2016, at 7 pm. The band features Václav Havelka (vocals, guitar), Míra Syrný (bass guitar), and Jan ‘Sváča' Svačina (drums).    

The band will perform in English. | Doors open at 6:30 pm             

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic         
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW      
Washington, DC 20008    

RSVP by October 13:         
Admission is free, but RSVP is required! 
Weather permitting, the concert will be held outside. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside to the Embassy’s main hall.         

Embassy policy:  
No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and valid photo ID required.      

MORE ABOUT THE LEAD SINGER / BAND:                  

Please the Trees  received the Czech Grammy for Best Alternative Record in 2012 for their album A Forest Affair (Starcastic Records), recorded in California and produced by Jonathan Burnside. In 2015, they garnered the APOLLO – Czech Critics’ Choice Music Award – for their fourth album Carp, which they recorded with Chris Koltay at High Bias Recordings in Detroit, MI druing their self-organized US tour. The band has toured throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and Israel.  

Frontman Václav Havelka III, originally from the forests of a mountainous region in East Bohemia, has been one of the most active figures on Prague’s independent music scene. He has not only performed with Please the Trees, but as a solo artist. He has written music for several theatre productions, including a staged version of Lars von Trier’s Dogville at the Estates Theater in Prague. He additionally wrote the score for the motion picture Mista (with David Boulter of Tindersticks) and hosts his own show on Radio Wave.      

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Listen to Please The Trees @
Please The Trees - Suite F (OFFICIAL VIDEO) -
Please The Trees - Radio Wave Live Session (full live show 2015 HD) -


Please The Trees’ planting trees project
After spending time with a gardener friend in New York (who has been secretly planting trees around town), the band is inspired and starts planting a tree in every city where they perform. Each tree planting is photographed and documented, then posted on Facebook profile of the project. Until today the band has planted 276 trees around the world. Map of planted trees: