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Handsome Hound + Haunt the House

$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 5pm / Doors 4:30pm

Handsome Hound


“Their shows are all kinds of entertaining... Very fun and energetic.”

– DC Music Rocks

Handsome Hound, the critically acclaimed folk-rock band bringing energetic tunes to the DC music scene, will release its debut LP and commence a summer tour in May.

There's a reason Handsome Hound has been called the "musical version of 60 mg of Prozac." With its energetic, lyric-driven music, the group turns quiet rooms into spirited dance halls, in their home city and beyond. The group sets meaningful lyrics to ear-worm melodies buoyed by guitars, drums, and horns, blending musical styles and influences including folk, rock, pop, Americana, and country. 

Handsome Hound was formed in 2015 by partners Cuchulain Kelly and Claire Daviss, who met through music communities. Collaborating with top musicians in the DC area, the band released their debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright, in March 2016, featuring the crowd favorite "Hannah."

Haunt the House


“The harmonies and the dynamic of the band on stage was something of magic."

- Brian Caroll, Red Line Roots

Haunt the House comes from a quiet place. Based in the woods of Charlestown, Rhode
Island, songwriter Will Houlihan first caught the attention of the Rhode Island music
scene in 2013 with the release of his solo EP, "Rural Introspection Study Group". Shortly
after this release, Will conceived the idea for his first full-length release - a love triangle
between two people, one of whom has a split personality. His idea would grow into the
2014 release, "Jack Rabbit Jones."

After enlisting a band of local musicians and mentored by Allysen Callery (an acclaimed
singer/songwriter in her own right), "Jack Rabbit Jones" was recorded at Providence's
historic Columbus Theatre by Ben Knox Miller and Jeffrey Prystowsky of the Low
Anthem. Released in May of 2014, "Jack Rabbit Jones" has garnered positive attention
for its rich harmonies, powerful lyrics, and dynamic musicianship.


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