The origins of Winnetka Bowling League started with an existential crisis. While singer and guitarist Matthew Koma’s childhood was spent listening to Elvis Costello and Squeeze and growing up in the East Coast hardcore and punk scenes, most of his adult life found him writing songs for electronic musicians and pop stars. Drawn to the rock music of his youth, in 2018 he started Winnetka Bowling League with his brother Kris Mazzarisi on drums, Sam Beresford on keys, giving him the freedom to explore what he truly loved about music. The band’s 2018 self-titled debut EP kickstarted a prolific streak of singles and EPs through 2023 that included the viral songs “On the 5,” “CVS,” and “Slow Dances.” On each release Winnetka Bowling League display a penchant for masterful melody-making, sardonic lyrical specificity, and a profound sense of rock’n’roll timelessness. Their most recent offering, “Sha La La” is no exception.

Dusk is the sixth studio effort by Brooklyn songwriter Darryl Rahn.

Darryl was left feeling defeated after the release of his previous LP, The Mend. “I felt like I totally missed the mark of what I wanted to say, and knew I could dig deeper musically and lyrically,” says Rahn. This new collection of songs is a testament to his commitment to crafting a work that not only reflects the raw realities of life, but also emphasizes the hope found in its darkest corners.

The lead track, “Nothing Ever Happens,” sets the tone for the rest of the album, featuring the masterful guitar work of Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes, along with additional production from Matthew Koma. Other standout tracks include the bouncy “Company,” featuring Free Range, the ethereal “Angels Bowling,” and the poignant closing track, “Make It Last Forever,” inspired by Darryl’s weekly conversations with his grandmother.

Written and recorded over the course of 2023, “Dusk” is not merely a collection of songs; it’s a reflection of Darryl’s journey, capturing the essence of the end of his 20s—an intimate sunset that unfolds through each track. The album encapsulates the bittersweet beauty of the evening hours, mirroring the reflective nature of Darryl’s most cherished part of the day.

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Age Restrictions - All Ages

Supporting Acts - Darryl Rahn

Door Time - 07:00 PM

Show Time - 08:00 PM


Date And Time

2024-07-19 @ 08:00 PM to
2024-07-19 @ 10:30 PM

Door Time: 07:00 pm

Show Time: 08:00 pm



540 Penn St NE Washington DC 20002

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