H Street neighborhood rock band Bullmoose is set to play the Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St) this upcoming Saturday, May 11.
The group, which consists of local H Street residents Andy Valenti and Sam Kussin-Shoptaw, has strong ties to their surrounding community and has lived in the neighborhood for 4 years. They practice in a converted shed behind their house and recently performed at the J.O. Wilson Elementary School Market Day.
Bass player Ryan Merclean described the band's recent J.O. Wilson Market Day performance as, “A true dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play music for 4th graders. They are the most critical audience and to see the kids dancing during breaks from train rides and face painting really meant a lot to me as a musician.”
The band now takes their act back to their regular audience –the 21 and older crowd - at H Street’s largest music venue.
“To be able to play on a stage that has hosted some of our music heroes is always a blast. To be able to do so in what is essentially our backyard is even cooler,” remarked guitarist Perry Martin.
Joining the 5-piece outfit on the bill is DC band Stereosleep. The show will get underway starting at 9 p.m. with tickets available for $10.
Bullmoose and Stereosleep intend to bring plenty of high energy tunes to what should be a fun night at the hotel.
“I think we can all agree that good rock and roll transcends the generations. I know my Mom and Grandma will be at the show this weekend. I aim to make sure that they dance just as hard as the kids did last week at J.O. Wilson,” said lead singer Valenti.
Sounds like a plan.