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January 31, 2017

Video of “I Don’t Know” Performance at The Kennedy Center

Here’s video of our performance of “I Don’t Know” at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage last month. Presented by Hometown Sounds:

© 2016 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

You can get “I Don’t Know” here:  iTunes  –  Bandcamp  –  Amazon –  Spotify

December 29, 2016

2016 Mix.

I’m keeping the tradition alive! I made a mix with some of my favorite songs from this year. I got a little carried away and it’s three and a half hours long. But in my defense, even though the world completely fell apart, a lot of really good music came out in 2016.

Let me know if I missed anything. If you’re on Spotify, click here to follow the playlist. Or if not, here it is on Youtube. Enjoy!

December 12, 2016

Photos From our Kennedy Center Show

 

We got to play a show at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage last Friday! It was a really great night and we are very grateful to Paul and Tony from Hometown Sounds for setting it up.

Many thanks to Lisa for bringing her camera and taking some photos.

November 29, 2016

We’re Playing The Kennedy Center!

We are incredibly excited to be playing a show at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage next Friday, December 9. Our good friends Paul and Tony at Hometown Sounds were kind enough to invite us to play and we’re so stoked.

We will also have a special guest. Our pal Gavin Fallow will be joining us on violin for part of the set, just to class things up a bit. Doors are at 5:30pm and we play from 6-7. No tickets needed and it’s free, but they don’t provide free parking.

If you’re around, we’d love to see you there. If you’re out of town, they’re filming it and you can stream it online at their site.

WE WERE PIRATES

Friday, December 9, 2016

Free (no free parking for free events)  // All Ages
Tickets: No tickets needed
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
www.kennedy-center.com

November 1, 2016

Photos From a Secret Sofar Sounds Show in DC…

We played a secret Sofar Sounds show on Friday at Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle. Stay tuned for a video coming at some point. Thanks to Lisa Boggs for bringing her camera and taking a few photos. We had a great time…

October 24, 2016

We Played REI DC’s Grand Opening…

We had a blast playing a Rock-n-Romp show over the weekend for the Grand Opening of REI in DC with the homies Olivia Mancinia & the Mates and The NRIs. And Biz Markie played a little later. Yeah, that’s right. We opened for Biz Markie…..kind of.

Here are a few photos:

Oh and we’re playing another show in DC on Friday for Sofar Sounds.

Be well.

m

October 20, 2016

#TBT to This American Life Playing a WWP Song…

This American Life has a new app out called Shortcut that lets you create clips from the show. Here’s a throwback to the time they played, ‘A Strange Experience’ from the Dear Mr. Watterson score. It’s a great episode on an important topic. You can listen here.

A video posted by Mike (@wewerepirates) on

July 5, 2016

We Were Pirates Interviewed on Morning Edition!

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Hi friends,

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Kate and I got to go to NPR headquarters in DC do an interview for Morning Edition. They posted it online and you can stream it here.

It was such a great experience. Really. We’re both big NPR fans/nerds/help please. Really, though. I listen every day and it helps make my transition from sweet, sweet sleep into the realities of the day a little bit smoother. So, I am grateful for the show itself, and then for them to have featured We Were Pirates was a just a really big honor. Many thanks.

Lisa got to hang out too, and she was kind enough to bring her camera and take a few photos.

Also! Our local NPR affiliate WAMU is the greatest and played another one of our songs, ‘Better Off Without You‘ from Change as the interstitial music coming out of the segment.

You can listen to the WWP remix of the theme song on Soundcloud here:

Oh, and DC area friends, don’t forget! We’re playing with Australian duo Oh Pep! at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA this Thursday, July 7. 8pm. Get your tickets here and come hang out.

Cheers,

-Mike

July 1, 2016

Local NPR Station WAMU Played ‘The Cheapening’

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Thanks so much to our local DC area NPR affiliate, WAMU for playing ‘The Cheapening’ on Wednesday. I was actually listening at the time and got to catch it live. So cool. They’re featuring all local interstitial music for the summer. It’s been great hearing Oddisee, Deleted Scenes, The Sea Life…. Lots of really good stuff.

It’s been a really nice week of NPR love. Kate and I got to stop by Morning Edition’s studios at NPR headquarters in DC to talk about We Were Pirates’ version of their theme music on Tuesday. It should air next week sometime. Possibly Monday? Meanwhile, you can listen to the theme at #morningeditiontheme on Soundcloud here.

You can download ‘The Cheapening’ here on Bandcamp.

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