Gone by June, Washington's most exciting new rock band will play DC9 in Washington, DC tomorrow night, February 28. The Sikes, a great new band from Annapolis, Maryland and East of Beautiful will open.
Gone by June has won praise from publications such as the Washington Post's Express, who named Gone by June's January appearance at the Iota Club a 'Top Stop" saying the band's 'earnest hooks are pretty enough to be all over your radio." Music critic Mike Hume of the Falls Church News-Press laments that too many bands don't pay attention to the artistry and craftsmanship of songwriting noting that Gone by June is 'not one of those bands?.Their awareness of the artistic elements of their music ought to mean they are always going to bring something new to the table with each show as well."
The listeners of GarageBand.com awarded the band, 'Best Male Vocals -- Alternative Rock" this past October and Earbuzz.com said of Gone by June's debut EP, fighting constants, 'we stand applauding this four tune effort from the band we hope makes it to July."
Gone by June's unique sound incorporates a dynamic sonic tapestry led by vocalist Ryan Armstrong's distinctive timber and confident falsetto that gives life to bassist Tom Suess' innovative song-writing. Drummer Spencer Vliet leads the rhythm section with a hard-driving drum attack reminiscent of John Bonham. Guitarist Ryan Bullard rounds out the band's sound. Much like Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan, Bullard moves easily between graceful, delicate intros and verses, transfixing solos and energetic choruses. This is a band well worth watching.
Added by gone by june on February 27, 2006