The Heavy Editors
The Heavy Editors play original alternative rock that features hooks, harmonies, and the occasional face-melting guitar solo. The band mixes influences as varied as Superchunk, Guided by Voices, BÖC, and anything else cool that features distorted guitars.
Guitarist Joe Vallina (The Feast of Stephen, Wiley Sonic), bassist John Rapoza (Her Next Friend, Union Label), and drummer Wally Bird (Bo Diddly) released their full length, The City at Night to positive reviews and are working on their next LP, due out in summer of 2023.
The band has played shows at venues such as Slash Run (DC), Mum’s (Baltimore), Pie Shop (DC), The Public Option (DC), Woodmoorstock (Silver Spring), American Legion Cissel Saxon (Silver Spring), and tons of local shows in the surrounding DC area.
Friends/Bands we’ve played with
Jonathan Mason: Founding member of The Heavy Editors, he has moved on to Nashville, where he plays bass with Red River Hymn and produces his own amazing records (which happen to feature Joe Vallina on guitar).
Battleship! Battleship!: Joe’s side project with former bandmate in The Feast of Stephen, Bob Miller.
Railsplitter: Modern rock with an emphasis on the ROCK.
Tired Radio: They come from Brooklyn, NY, and they travel in style. Rockers from the new school.
No One Sphere: Dave Mann and company pumping out the on-point shoegaze.
Big Cry Country: Indie rock the way indie rock was meant to be.
The Airport 77s: Power poppers from the DMV. Catchy, catchy, catchy.
Red Sammy: Americana doesn’t get more American than this.