Near Northeast – Under the Pines

The divide is as stark as the Potomac river: the punk and angular indie rock goes on the DC side, and the folk and twangy alt-country goes on the VA side. Near Northeast is doing great work at bridging that gap, developing a passionate fan base for their earnest folk sound in the heart of the city. Kelly Servick, Avy Malik and Austin Blanton play a lot of well-received sets around town, including a high profile gig at the Luce Unplugged showcase at the Smithsonian American Art museum last fall, while they work on a follow up to last year’s pay-what-you-want debut Curios. Videographer Kip Radt and graphic artist Ashley Blanton collaborated on Near Northeast’s debut music video “Under the Pines”, presenting a puffy cloud’s journey through surreal landscapes and many recognizable DC landmarks. Tonight Near Northeast kicks off the buildup to the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival later in April with a show at the Hamilton also featuring the Plate Scrapers and Walter Martin of The Walkmen.


2 thoughts on “Near Northeast – Under the Pines

  1. […] new to this band currently capturing a lot of buzz in DC, watch their excellent music video for “Under the Pines” and grab their 2015 debut album Curios for whatever price you like. RSVP for the Millennium Stage […]

  2. […] societal norms. Videographer Kip Radt, director of Near Northeast’s excellent video Under The Pines earlier this year, enlisted Amaris Montes as a lady boxer with a mean frown and a punishing right […]

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