Maneka – Tickets – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – March 23rd, 2018




Bleary Eyed, Tosser, DJ Franzia

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

9:30 Club

Washington, DC



All great bands start somewhere, and we want that somewhere to be right here at 9:30 Club. That's why we're presenting HomeBrew! A new series of shows carefully curated to pay homage to the local and DIY music that we love with the simple goal of giving the stage to the great bands that deserve it!

Maneka’s debut album, “Is You Is,” is Devin McKnight's (Grass Is Green, ex-Speedy Ortiz) first solo album, a record the deals with themes of independence, self empowerment, urgency, and ownership. Self described as “future-space alien-dream-post punk,” McKnight leaves behind years spent playing the role of guitarist to create his own project, writing every instrumental and vocal part on his own before sharing it with a collective of friends and collaborators. Singing is "a very new adventure” for McKnight, prepping with a few vocal lessons from his Aunt Cheryl to get his confidence up and hacking away at it. Vocals aren’t the only first, McKnight also wrote the drums parts, programming them with Ableton and drum samples for Maneka’s original demos. Mike Thomas (Grass Is Green, Empress Of) joined McKnight to play drums on the album, sticking with the framework built on the demos while adding a flair that only he can.
Bleary Eyed
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001