Active Bird Community Flocks to DC9 For A Night of Infectious Tunes and Camaraderie

By Abbie Ginis / September 27, 2018
Active Bird Community

Elementary schools pals and consequential lifelong friends, Tom D’Agustino (vocals, guitar), Andrew Wolfson (vocals/lead guitar), Quinn McGovern (drums), and Zach Slater (bass), formed their indie-rock band Active Bird Community back in 2005. 

With a sound that is part 90s-throwback, part modern rock, Active Bird Community is reminiscent of Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Ra Ra Riot, and Twin Peaks, although they have a distinct sound that only comes with the cohesion and long-term friendship that these young twenty-somethings have.

With three albums under their belt already, their latest — Amends — boasts a new level of maturity and depth. Just as the name implies, their 2018 release is focused on healing. In a press release D’Agustino said: 

“In the simplest of terms, Amends is a record about forgiveness. Forgiving your parents for splitting up, forgiving your friends for not always understanding you, learning to forgive yourself."

Their energy is infectious, and even newcomers will find something to sing and dance along to. With a loyal fanbase, we have no doubt that this latest tour will garner an even larger group of fans who are eager to watch the band rock and grow.

With moving forward comes moving on and growing. If Amends has anything to say about Active Bird Community’s future, we can guess that it’s bright and full of growth.

Active Bird Community hits the DC9 stage on Saturday, September 29. Come join the boys for a night of well-crafted and smartly-written tunes, as well as  infectious tunes that’ll be stuck in your head for the inevitable future.

Performance Details

Performance Details



Day of Saturday, September 29, 2018

Doors: 8:30PM

Show: 9:00PM

Venue Name: DC9 Nightclub

1940 9th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

(Google Maps Link)

$12 - In Advance

$14 - Day of Performance




The following videos are provides courtesy of Active Bird Community's YouTube Channel.

About the author

Abbie Ginis

Abbie Ginis has been a music junkie for as long as she can remember. Hailing from Michigan (Go Blue!), she is eager to continue to explore and be immersed in the DMV music scene. When she's not at concerts, Abbie can be found at the movies or longingly ogling at puppies.