Mobtown Laboratories
Microshows

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Birth Defects

Microshow

Albert Bagman

Microshow
Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Drop Electric

The BSide Session
Drop Electric - The BSide Session

Guillermo Sexo

The BSide Session
Guillermo Sexo - The BSide Session

Divining Rod

The BSide Session
Divining Rod - The BSide Session

Starlight Girls

The BSide Session
Starlight Girls - The BSide Session
 

Sriram Gopal The Fourth Stream

Sriram Gopal is a proud son of Maryland and has called Washington, D.C. home for over a decade. He has performed throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area since the mid-1990s, with shows at regional arts festivals, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Mansion at Strathmore, Blues Alley, Twins Jazz, Bohemian Caverns, and the Bossa Bistro & Lounge. In 2005, he performed on and co-produced the recording and release of One and One Makes One, an album by The Duology Band.

Since 2008, Sriram has been performing using the name, The Fourth Stream, which is a loose collective of musicians with a few regular collaborators. While there is no set lineup of players, the aesthetic has always been consistent. The goal is to play music that incorporates any and all influences while retaining a strong commitment to melody, improvisation, and accessibility. Friends often spice up Fourth Stream performances, and past guests have ranged from D.C.’s finest hip-hop artists and jazzers, to poets, to Indian classical musicians.

All of this culminated with the release of The Fourth Stream album in 2016. The recording received many positive reviews and Washington City Paper named it one of the best local jazz recordings of the year.

Sriram has been active in D.C.’s arts community in other areas as well. He taught drum set as a volunteer instructor at the Sitar Arts Center in 2008 and 2009. He contributed to DCist.com as a music and arts writer, and eventually music editor, before that publication’s untimely demise. Sriram was also an organizer for Subcontinental Drift–a District-based, South Asian community arts organization–from 2007 to 2014.

Credits

Drums by Sriram Gopal

Keyboards, synth, piano and organ by Geoff Rohrbach

Sax by Bobby Muncy

Guitar by Rob Coltun and John Lee

Bass by Kevin Pace, Kris Funn and Michael Bowie

Cello and electronics by Janel Leppin-Pirog

Vocals by Sameer Kadri

Produced by Sriram Gopal

Mixed and engineered by Mike Reina

Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by Matt Rippetoe and Guru Udapi