Pants Velour
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Pants Velour

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Pants Velour @ The Fairgrounds at Navy Yard Metro

Washington D.C., None, USA

Washington D.C., None, USA

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The best kept secret in music


“New York hip-hop/rock fusioneers Pants Velour lay on the cheese à la the Black Eyed Peas, but the band does have a sense of humor (their song "Always Winning" is inspired by Charlie Sheen).” - TimeOut New York

"This lively New York septet draws mostly on today’s pop-soul and yesterday’s hip-hop...The group’s four instrumentalists provide solid support, allowing the three vocalists to shift easily between pop, rap, rock, reggae and trip-hop." - The Washington Post


Day in the Life
Cold Killer
Out All Night
I Found You
All I Need



Pants Velour is emcee Josh Raff, vocalist Niki Darling, hype-man Eli Northrup, guitarist Sam Coe, drummer Rajiv Ravishankar, bassist Larry Zipf, and keyboardist/vocalist Jordan Battiste. The band fuses hip hop, rock, and soul sensibilities to form a sound that has been likened to the Beastie Boys, The Roots, and The Fugees, or in the words of the Washington City Paper, "party-ready hip-hop." The songs they write feature sharp lyrics, catchy melodies and cool arrangements which in combination with the fusion of different genres makes for music that is distinctly its own. Their live show is ridiculous… a dynamic and energetic live show that has been packing them in at venues along the East coast including Arlene’s Grocery, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Hard Rock Café (Philadelphia), Rock and Roll Hotel(DC), etc. They have opened for artists including Anti-Pop Consortium and Talib Kweli.