WPGC’s Birthday Bash – The New ‘Ish

This year, there will be a little birthday twist to WPGC’s Birthday Bash.

The “New ‘Ish Birthday Bash” will be held at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 13 with Drop City Yacht Club, B Smyth, Sevyn Streeter, along with local acts Bonnie Rash and Flex Matthews.

The only way in, is to win your way in. Listen for details.

This year’s ‘Bash’ is presented by Heineken…Open Your World.
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BIRTHDAY BASH ARTISTS

DCYCYATCH CITY DROP CLUB
Drop City Yacht Club doesn’t front. In fact, the California trio—Kristo, A Wolf, and THX—will just as quickly rap about the girl who turned them down as the one that they took home. Writing and producing all of their own music, it’s that kind of dynamic underdog honesty that makes these three gents so charming. Towing the line between clever hip hop, sly pop, and a splash of sun-soaked ’60s rock, the group cruises down its own lane with a wide-eyed smirk.

B SmythB SMYTH
Steeped in the tradition of modern pop R&B, in the direct lineage of folks like Usher and Chris Brown (who he names as professional inspirations), B. Smyth is a star. A high school athlete, with an eye for style, who turned his attention to music towards the end of school; Smyth discovered his love for music fairly late. From there, Smyth took his skill to the stage and started competing in local talent shows.

kat dahlia WPGCs Birthday Bash   The New IshKat Dahlia
There’s no one quite like Kat Dahlia. She has the sultry inflection of Nelly Furtado, the disposition of Rihanna, the flow of Santigold, the presence of Gwen Stefani and the majestically raw vocal prowess of Amy Winehouse and Adele. She is an artist of her own making. “There’s no other way to stand out than just being yourself,” she says. “I write my own music. People say my voice is very unique and I do this rappy thing that’s kind of different, but if you really want to break it down, I’m just being myself.”

StreeterSevyn Streeter
Streeter’s songs and vocals have been heard by millions, earning multiple awards and countless accolades, but only now is she poised to take her own place in the spotlight. Her breakthrough came with the arrival of Chris Brown’s massively successful “F.A.M.E.” The album saw Streeter co-writing a number of the album’s biggest singles – including “Next To You (Feat. Justin Bieber),” “Wet The Bed (Feat. Ludacris),” and the million-selling smash, “Yeah 3x.”

Bonnie_RashBonnie Rash
The Rash boys have rocked the stage at some of DC’s most prominent venues including the 930 Club, The State Theatre and even opened for Sean Paul at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. The group also played multiple gigs while partying their asses off this year at SXSW in Austin, TX and is in the process of book a tour slated for this coming summer. Bonnie Rash released a 3 track EP on iTunes last December called, “The Itch.”

FLEX_bdayFlex Mathews
Flex has come to represent a new generation of the DC Underground. He was voted Best Rap Artist of 2009 and 2011 in Washington, D.C., beaing out Interscope recording artist, Wale, both times. Flex has been a rising star on the Mid-Atlantic regional Hip Hop scene for the last seven years. He was named one of URB Magazine’s Next 100 Artists in 2005, and his transition from the local DC underground to national recognition has been the product of his dedication, quality live show performance, as well as his numerous victories in MC battles.

PHOTOS OF BIRTHDAY BASH 2012

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Sights & Sounds
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Jeremih
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Fat Joe
 
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Kirko Bangz
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Chiddy Bang
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Pioneers of PGC

 

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