The band name reflects ordinal fortitude, grounded in a real place. “I’ve been thinking about the ways that people relate to their cities, and the experience of living in a big machine of an institution and finding warm personal spaces and ways to feel safe in cities,” Servick says. “We’ve been able to find a really beautiful community and a lot of spaces that are very supportive of artistry and creativity, and I think that runs underneath the giant machine of Washington, D.C., as it’s perceived from the outside.”
Although they’ve had good experiences at traditional venues, some of the band’s most meaningful shows have been in living rooms, with their friends and colleagues offering input in what often feels like an open rehearsal. In kind, the band’s latest show will be at Dwell, an off-the-grid, red-brick carriage house and recent addition to the city’s storied DIY art space tradition. Appropriately enough, Dwell is in Near Northeast.
Show: March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Dwell D.C. $10.