Thursday, September 13, 2018
$99,975 in total fundraising
Winner: Noise in the Basement of Venable for Together We Bake
Judges' Choice Award: The Fine Print of Shulman Rogers for Martha’s Table
It was an epic night at the Fourth Annual Law Rocks Washington DC last Thursday! Nine bands rocked the 9:30 Club for local charities (and rock glory), raising $100,000.
It was blast with a rowdy audience cheering on their favorite band! The competition was fierce, with several bands showing strong numbers, but in the end Noise in the Basement carried away their third victory. The coveted Judges' Choice Award went to The Fine Print.
A big thank you to our emcee, Loo Katz of Hound Radio, the Rock Panel of Judges, every single band, audience member, nonprofit guest, and the 9:30 Club Team. And huge thanks to our sponsors - Venable; Jenner & Block; Burney Wealth; Alliance for Green Heat; Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, and Walsh; General Dynamics Mission Systems; Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, and Fox; Bloomberg Law; Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker PA; and US Trust
Featuring legal professionals from Shulman Rogers
Rocking for Martha's Table.
Law Professionals by day, song slingers by night. The Fine Print features attorneys and staff from Shulman Rogers and members of local bar band Film at Eleven, creating a powerhouse band for charity. The lawyers at Shulman Rogers have performed with a diverse roster of Grammy award-winning and nominated musicians, including Ambrosia, Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Orleans, Jeff Peterson (Slack Key Guitarist) and others.
Featuring legal professionals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Bloomberg BNA.
Rocking for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), a charitable organization created by federal employees, for federal employees. FEEA provides emergency and educational assistance to feds in need, so they can continue to do what they are committed to doing every day: serving the interests of the American people.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines G.O.A.T. Rodeo as “a goat-tastic extravaganza of rock and roll soundsations!”
But don’t take their word for it. Here’s what real life people who actually exist are saying about G.O.A.T. Rodeo:
• “Upon certification that G.O.A.T. Rodeo has successfully completed all court-ordered community service, the charges are hereby dismissed.” - The Honorable Judge Reinhold, District of Columbia Superior Court
• “G.O.A.T. Rodeo, when applied daily, relieves the symptoms of hoof and mouth disease. I recommend it to all my patients. That is factual. Please quote me on that in any promotional materials.” - Dr. William E. Cabra, D.D.S., L.L.M.
Are you a fed? Do you know a fed? Have you ever driven on an interstate highway or mailed a letter? Come to the show. Donate to FEEA. Help G.O.A.T. Rodeo protect the integrity of the federal workforce!!
VOTE FOR THE G.O.A.T.!!!
Featuring in-house counsel from General Dynamics Mission Systems; ASRC Federal; Fannie Mae; Merchant Link; Amazon Web Services
Rocking for Sentinels of Freedom
IC/DC was formed specifically to perform at Law Rocks DC and aims to accomplish two things: (1) poking some good natured fun at our law firm friends – both through a couple parody songs and by displaying our time management superiority by pulling this show off with just 2 practices as a band; and (2) raising a bunch of money for Sentinels of Freedom – an awesome organization that assists severely wounded and injured post-9/11 Veterans successfully complete higher education, find career-focused employment, and gain financial independence. Look for local Sentinels at the show and thank them for their service and sacrifice!
IC/DC are: Elizabeth Pierce (vocals); Katie John (vocals); Cliff Greenblatt (guitar); Devon Engel (bass); Michael Tow (keyboards); Marc Zoellner (drums), Nick Stevens (guitar and vocals); and Jonas Goldstein (guitar and vocals).
Featuring legal professionals from Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, & Walsh, PC
Rocking for HomeAid Northern Virginia
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh has a little known secret weapon at its disposal: the powerful sound of Larry and the Land Lawyers, a rollicking band led by three attorneys at the firm: the esteemed Mark Goetzman on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the amazing Mike Kieffer on lead guitar, the super-cool John Rinaldi on the Bass Guitar. They are joined by the Larry Clark (of Donatelli Development, Inc.) on Drums. Once again, Larry and the Land Lawyers will perform at the fourth annual Law Rocks DC concert to raise funds for HomeAid Northern Virginia, a charitable organization that is dedicated to building new lives for the homeless through housing and community outreach.
Featuring legal professionals from Venable
Rocking for Together We Bake
“We couldn't be more proud to return to the 9:30 Club stage as back-to-back winners of Law Rocks DC and veterans of Law Rocks LA. Even better, we've raised a ton of money for an amazing nonprofit that rocks our community. Featuring legal professionals from Venable, Noise in the Basement can be seen around the DC area playing their version of high-energy, post-punk songs from the last four decades.”
Featuring legal professionals from Humanity United, the Rader Group, Concept Law, the National Music Publisher's Association (NMPA), Norton Rose Fulbright, and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Rocking for Martha's Table
Running With The Land proudly joins Law Rocks DC for the first time in 2018 to support and raise funds for Martha's Table in DC, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless. The band promises a fun mix of tunes from its talented performers. Come out on September 13 to the legendary 9:30 Club, a venue that Rolling Stone Magazine ranked as the best music club in the country. Donate, buy tickets, and join us to rock.
Running With The Land features Evan Sheres (guitar/vocals), Ben Christoff (guitar/vocals), Corban Teague (bass), Erich Carey (guitar/vocals), Vijay Rao (drums), and David Leibovitch (keys).
Featuring legal professionals from Perkins Coie LLP; AFL-CIO; Alliance for Green Heat
Rocking for Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP)
Terminal Disclaimer is the house band of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, a Washington, D.C.-based IP specialty firm (that’s why we have the patent-geeky band name). The band, established in 2014, includes SKGF Directors Don Banowit (guitar) and Rob Esmond (guitar); Of Counsel Kristina Caggiano Kelly (vocals); Associates Ryan Richardson (vocals), Josh Miller (guitar) and Lauren Schleh (drums); Student Associate Steve Pappas (bass); and SKGF Marketing & Communications Director, Kathryn Holmes Johnson (vocals & tambourine). Donations on behalf of Terminal Disclaimer will go to the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), a Virginia nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the voices of low-income communities and root out the inequities that keep people in poverty. LAJC uses impact litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy to solve urgent problems in areas such as housing, education, civil rights, immigration, healthcare and consumer finance. Thank you for your support of Terminal Disclaimer and this important local cause. Rock on!
X-Magnetics is a powerhouse rock machine featuring legal professionals from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP; Baker & McKenzie, LLP; and the U.S. Government.
Rocking for Doorways for Women and Families
X-Magnetics features a diverse group of musicians from popular NOVA bands (The Walkaways, Slade Run, Dr. FU, Manther, and the Overcommitments) uniting to rock it out for Doorways for Women and Families.
Loo Katz is the owner, CEO & DJ for HOUND RADIO, a new internet-only radio station that plays “MUSIC, CHAT, THIS & THAT”.
Born in Alexandria, Virginia Loo is a life-long resident of the metro Washington area. Married to Wendy in 1991 and has two, grown children – Max & Bonnie.
Loo started one of the first high school radio stations in the D.C. metro area. He has worked in various areas of the broadcasting business: On air (His first love), Programming & Operations, Engineering, and Promotions & Marketing.
Loo has been a fixture in the DC radio scene for over four decades. A timeline:
1971 WGTS-FM (On-air volunteer)
1971 WHFS-FM Host, “High School Happenings”
1972 WMUC-AM (On-air at the University of Maryland – College Park)
1973 WEAM-AM, WEEL-AM, WEZR-FM (On-air)
1974 WOHN-AM (Program Director & on-air)
NBC Washington (Radio Studio Engineer WRC-AM & WKYS-FM)
1976 WWDC-AM (Production/Programming & on-air)
1980 WAVA-FM (Production)
1982 WPGC (Promotions/On-air)
1984 WAVA-FM (On-air)
1989 WMZQ-FM (On-air)
1989 WRQX-FM (Production & On-air)
2000 WASH-FM (On-air)
2018 HOUND RADIO
Loo is also involved in the community, serving as host for events such as Leukemia Ball & Light-The-Night fund raisers, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Heart Walk, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and many others.
Shawn Dailey has been a professional touring and recording musician since the age of 17. Most recently he played bass for Courtney Love / Hole. He has also toured and recorded with several other critically acclaimed rock bands. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Take Me to The River Music Education Initiative, a charity that seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of civil rights, music history, and cross-generational collaboration.
Elliot S. Berke serves as Managing Partner of Berke Farah LLP. Prior to founding Berke Farah LLP, Elliot served as a partner and as practice group co-chair at McGuireWoods LLP. He has been named by Chambers USA as a "Nationwide Best Lawyer" and by Washingtonian as one of "Washington's Best Lawyers." His diverse client base consists of federal and state elected and appointed officials, campaign committees, political parties, PACs, corporations, small businesses, trade associations, lobbying firms, public relations firms, nonprofits and individuals. He represents clients before congressional ethics and oversight committees, the FEC, the DOJ, and other and federal and state departments and agencies. He has represented presidential appointees on their confirmation over three Administrations. He has represented the top four leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives – Speaker, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, and Conference Chair – as either in-house or outside counsel, and currently serves as outside counsel for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. In August 2017, Elliot was appointed by Speaker Paul Ryan to the Board of Advisors of the Election Assistance Commission. He has run election day war rooms for presidential and gubernatorial candidates. He is a frequent speaker on political law, and regularly conducts the ethics training for the Congressional Institute's Members of Congress and Chief of Staff retreats. His commentary has appeared in media outlets including Fox's Special Report w/Bret Baier and Tucker Carlson Tonight, NBC Nightly News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USAToday, Politico and the Washington Post. Learn more here.
Beverly Davis is the managing member of Davis Law, PLLC, an entertainment law firm that helps television, film, new media, theater, and live event clients think creatively and act strategically. Ms. Davis assists clients with all aspects of the production process including obtaining IP rights, script development, negotiating production services, co-production, development, shopping, talent, packaging and related agreements, clearing music and content rights, and pre-broadcast legal review. She also helps clients manage their intellectual property, litigation, and address labor and employment issues. You may contact Ms. Davis through her website or by calling (202) 441-8278.
Music Producer, Jim Ebert started his musical career at the age of twelve with a Micromoog synth and a Wurlitzer electric piano. After playing the worst version of ”Smoke On The Water” for the five thousandth time, Jim discovered music was going to be his life passion. As a guitarist, vocalist and keyboardist, Jim gigged regularly in the DC area from age 15-21. At 19 he took on the burden of recording his own band and stumbled upon where his true musical gifts lied, the studio.
Jim sharpened his talent as chief engineer of Cue recording (VA). Every day was something new at Cue, from recording HR of the Bad Brains, to Buddy Miles, it helped nurture his diverse style. After the success of the double platinum album “If I Ever Fall In Love Again”, Jim’s mixing reputation grew, and so Jim relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Mixing became Jim’s main focus and led him to work with such artists as Ice Cube, Madonna and Toni Braxton. Though Jim was in great demand in the R & B world, he could not get away from his true love, ROCK! So in 1996 Jim decided to work exclusively with rock artist, starting with Jason Falkner’s Solo debut. From there it just rolled on………
Jim now resides on the east coast in the Washington, D.C. area. Jim works with indie, major label and developing artists as a producer and mixer. Jim also shares his passion for music by teaching recording, mixing and producing in small groups and one on one.
Jim is also the founder of Cancer Can Rock, a nonprofit organization that serves musicians facing aggressive cancer. The organization gets these musicians into a studio with professionals, producing a tangible result for them and their families during an unsettling time.
Zeke Roeser is 5'8" and 160lbs of diamond-hard rock 'n' roll. He is a trial lawyer and the principal of Roeser Law Firm, a personal injury practice in Washington, DC. He litigates primarily in DC and Maryland, and has successfully represented thousands of DC-area residents.
Mr. Roeser's interest in music and entertainment is hard-wired. He was born to an acting teacher and the founder and lead guitarist of a venerable, white-shoe classic rock band from New York City. He will not say which, but he will advise that he has attended 100+ Blue Öyster Cult concerts from the age of fetus through his present 40th year. He believes that life begins at rock 'n' roll.
Mr. Roeser is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of Washington DC, the Maryland Association for Justice, and the secretive Federalist Society.