Boat Burning + Jau Ocean



Venue:Boat Burning + Jau Ocean


Bossa presents an intimate evening of shimmering DC avant-psychedelia, featuring an extended set by Boat Burning, plus a rare set by Jau Ocean.

Melding elements of classical music and punk, Boat Burning is an experimental rock collective that explores “maximum minimalism,” an intricate hybrid of composition and improvisation for massed-electric guitars where simple passages played by multiple instruments – sometimes 70 or more – produce shimmering towers of densely-stacked harmonics. The result is majestic, evocative music combining the wide-screen sweep of classical with the sheer physical thrall of punk rock.

The solo project of Paperhaus’s Rick Irby (also Den-Mate, Wanted Man), Jau Ocean features a morphing constellation of collaborators including (in this incarnation) DC music scene veteran Davey Hoen (FeelFree) on keys. Jau Ocean’s debut release, Icecream Daydreamreveals a laid-back, near-hynotic ambience with neo-jazz flourishes – chill but always warm and inviting.

Cost: $5 at the door