Power Pirate

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Power Pirate
Power Pirate DC Electronic Rockband.jpg
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., Maryland, USA
Genres Electronic rock, indie rock
Years active 2007– present
Labels Unsigned
Website www.power-pirate.com
www.myspace.com/powerpirate
Members Emily Pakulski (vocals, guitar)
Michael Garate (keyboards)
Annika Monari (drums)

Power Pirate is an Independent electronic rock band formed in Washington, D.C. in the Fall of 2007.[1][2] The band consists of singer and guitarist Emily Pakulski, keyboard player Michael Garate, and drummer Annika Monari.[3][4] Their electronic rock style has been called "boundary-shattering"[5] and "head-rocking."[2] The group found recognition after being selected as a finalist in NAMM's nationwide SchoolJam USA competition.[6] They appeared on NBC News to promote their placement, and competed against other finalists at the 2010 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA[7][8] The band has been noted for their performances, including those at The Black Cat and Fort Reno summer concert series.[9][10] The band employs the Do It Yourself method for all of the band functions including promotion, design, recording, mixing, and mastering.[1][11][12]

History[edit]

The band formed in 2007 and has released two singles, titled "And We're Off" and "Alone", in the fall of 2009. They recorded material for their singles and upcoming album in their home studio[13] in the summer of 2009. The band has been noted as an example of positive press coverage.[14]

Emily began learning guitar in 2006. From there she learned basic chords from her mother, a classical guitar teacher, and then continued to teach herself on the electric guitar. Emily had been playing for roughly a year when Power Pirate was formed.[15] Emily does much of the graphic design, booking, and management work for the band.[16]

Michael coded most of the band's website and Myspace page with Emily doing the designing, and additionally acts as the band's promotional photographer, sound technician and producer. Michael has studied music theory with the Levine School of Music in Kensington, MD, and Studio Recording at their Washington, D.C. location.[11]

Their album Plane Ticket was released on April 10, 2010, at a release show at the U Street Music Hall in Washington DC.[17][18]

Discography[edit]

  • Plane Ticket, (Unsigned, April 10, 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • Alone (Unsigned, October 2009)
  • And We're Off (Unsigned, October 2009)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b *Katie Pearce, June 24, 2009, Power Pirate's teenage members land their summer music goal: Fort Reno, The Northwest Current pgs 15–16
  2. ^ a b "Archive – Q&A with Power Pirate". District of Sound. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Comments". NBC Washington. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ Patrick (November 19, 2009). "BYT Interview: Power Pirate, DC's Youngest Awesome Band". BrightestYoungThings. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ October 20, 2011. "Orders » Blog Archive » Viagra Experience". Ownthepress.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ October 20, 2011. "Orders » Blog Archive » Most Effective Weight Loss Products". Ownthepress.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Programs". Wanna Play Music. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ Alex Baldinger, June 3, 2009, SummerNights, The Washington Post Weekend section pg 4.
  10. ^ June 3, 2009, On The Town, The Washington Post Weekend section pg 10.
  11. ^ a b "About Our Site". Power-pirate.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Homemade Demos! van Power Pirate op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. July 5, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "New Stars Demo! van Power Pirate op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. June 24, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  14. ^ December 27, 2009 (December 27, 2009). "I Wanna Rock: The Power of the Press in the Entertainment Industry". Massey Media. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Press Kit". Power Pirate. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ "About Our Site". Power-pirate.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ October 20, 2011 (February 14, 1999). "Orders » Blog Archive » Diet Weight Loss Supplements". Ownthepress.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ Malitz, David (April 7, 2010). "Going Out Gurus – Nightlife agenda: Jellybean Benitez, Done and Done, Panda Head". Voices.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.