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Unregistered Nurse Booking presents: GAUCHE

Des Demonas

Monday, August 26
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm

On July 12, Washington, DC’s Gauche will release
A People’s History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of
anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason
P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado,
Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel fi nd their agency and
joy through creating and performing music together in
36 minutes of groove-fi lled power punk.
When asked about the genesis of the title of their Merge
debut, Daniele cited this defi nition: “A people’s history,
or history from below, is an account of events from
the perspective of common people rather than leaders,
the story of mass movements and of outsiders.” It’s a
fi tting title for an album that tackles such heavy topics
as anxiety, capitalism and colonialization, and healing
ancestral traumas, as well as dismantling and dissecting
patriarchy, creating beauty in the face of oppressive
forces, and resisting exploitation. These are vital songs
manifested in a celebratory manner, created quickly
through the group’s self-proclaimed “Gauche magic.”

Recorded with Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) and
Robert Szmurlo in Brooklyn, NY, and with Jonah Takagi
(Ex Hex) in DC, A People’s History of Gauche marks the
first time the band worked with people outside of their
ranks, resulting in a fuller sound that boasts more intricate
instrumentation. From the very fi rst line of album opener
“Flash”-“Light’s supposed to show the way, not over-
expose it”-Gauche are here to compel us to dance while
singing along about society’s universal struggles.
Gauche undoubtedly make art, but their guiding tenet
is craft. “When I say that, I mean in the sense that Art
with a capital A is thought of as something rarefi ed,
something outside the context of everyday life, outside
of everyone’s grasp or potential,” expounds Daniele.
“That sense of craft, of something you return to every
day and is valuable because it is something you share in
common with all people, is how I think of music. Well,
good music at least.”