Wanted Man

The Darkness w/Wanted Man @ The Fillmore Silver Spring - 10/25/15

The Darkness w/Wanted Man @ The Fillmore Silver Spring - 10/25/15

1,300,000. That’s the number of copies English rockers The Darkness sold of their debut album Permission To Land. Not only is that a lot of wax, it translates exponentially to an egregious amount of asses in seats at shows across the world and back again. Their song “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” – a track that fueled a large portion of those sales and brought in a lot of those asses -- was granted an award by ASCAP for being one of the most performed songs in America in 2005. The Darkness were for all intents and purposes HUGE.

But not in the hyper-genrefied music wasteland known as 2015. In a time where every genre has at least three sub-genres spawning by the time it takes you to view the latest cat gif, The Darkness’s T-Rex revisionism is more often than not seen as a nostalgia act, or even worse, a novelty. Despite having hit after hit, surviving pretty much ALL of the perils that rock and roll can sling at a band, people still ask questions like “I wonder what kind of crowd is gonna show up for this gig?”

The kind who came to fucking RAWWWWWWWWk, that’s who.


Wanted Man - "Pardon Me If I Stare"

Wanted Man - "Pardon Me If I Stare"

Sounds Like:

A turbo-charged Southern Culture On The Skids; Hundred Visions if they ‘grew up’ in DC; a garage rawk assault on your good sensibilities; Elvis-cool punkabilly; the bar band that should have been in every fight scene in Road House 

Why You Should Care:  

Part noise, part swing, and all swagger, DC’s Wanted Man have risen up from the basements and back-rooms of the Nation’s Capital to do one thing, and one thing only: ROCK YOU.