Hailing from Washington DC, FELLOWCRAFT have made a name for themselves in the local rock scene since their formation in 2014. The two time 2021 Wammie (Washington Local Grammy) winning group, founded by Jon Ryan MacDonald, has honed their sound and found its final incarnation around Brandon Williams (bass), Pablo Anton (lead guitar) and Zach Martin (drums). The sheer chemistry between the four musicians has resulted in a powerful and sincere songcraft that falls within the great tradition of American Rock. Standing out with their strongly inventive, progressive and modern and stadium-friendly anthems, they have won the recognition of their peers through several awards and nominations, also performing alongside the likes of Phil Anselmo, Static-X, Amon Amarth, Deep Purple, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Fire from the Gods and Powerwolf.
For 2021 FELLOWCRAFT is confirmed to play the Mexico Metal Fest VI in October (with Cradle of Filth, SepticFlesh and At The Gates, among others) and will be releasing more touring dates for Fall/Winter 2021 in the coming months, to promote their new album, “This Is Where You’ll Find Me”.
A Shrewdness of Apes started as an acoustic duo with Ian Mabley and Dave Greek in Richmond, VA in 2013. After the addition of a drummer and a few rotations of lineups, they developed into a progressive rock trio, influenced by Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Yes, and Alice in Chains.
As the remaining original member, Ian Mabley moved to DC in 2014 and continued the project with new members Sumeet Mahal and Jared Coffin. It is with this lineup that they recorded the band's first full-length album, which was later released in 2019. With the current lineup of Chris Sciotto and J.R. Franks, the band made it to the finals for best hard rock song, album, and artist of the D.C. area's 2020 Wammie Awards. They made it to the finals again in 2021 for Best Hard Rock Artist. Whether it's acoustic riffs, dizzying time signatures, or monolithic electric guitar solos, expect the musically unexpected with A Shrewdness of Apes.
--Hailing from Washington, D.C, Perro Sombra is a rock band with honesty and substance. As self-described “children of the 90s,” one can find hints of the legendary “Seattle Sound” in their often moody and emotional lyrics and compositions. Like the great bands of the “Grunge” era, Perro Sombra has been inspired by the many groundbreaking rock outfits of the 60s, and 70s. With this as their foundation, they continue to evolve by infusing modern rock techniques and sensibilities from the 21st century into their music to create a new and refreshing sound, all their own