M4TR has played at:
7DRUMCITY'S THE POCKET
PUBLIC BAR LIVE
ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
SONGBYRD MUSIC CAFE
THE UGLY MUG
M4TR is an indie-pop-rock act in Washington D.C. blending high-energy funky alt-rock synth-pop laced with sharp social commentary to raise human hopes in trying times.
The project began after the setback of the 2016 U.S. election with genre-bending songs to speak truth to power.
AJ, M4TR’s chief songwriter, has released several albums, singles and soundtracks that have tallied more than 425,000 streams on over 100 playlists to date.
In 2018, M4TR released the soul-funk-punk EP Eightysixfortyfive followed by debut LP Rock to Resist By , featuring singles Callout to the Nation , Never Act Your Age, Lady Worth Fighting For , We Better Take It from Here and Boy .
Tracks were produced on Logic Pro on Roland and Alchemy synths. Live instruments were later added at Wammie award-winning studio Innovation Station Music with guest artists from Spotify’s Soundbetter roster and AJ's musician pals.
From 2018 to 2020, AJ formed M4TR’s live band with mates Bob, Blake and Bruce and supported R2RB with the self-dubbed Angry White Men mini-tour - playing 17 rallies and gigs at D.C. metro area venues including DC Pieshop, 7DrumCity's The Pocket, Jammin' Java, Rock and Roll Hotel, Public Bar Live, Ugly Mug, Epicure Cafe and more.
In 2020, M4TR began experimenting with a modern alt-wave sound with four new singles - Shade of Blue , Monkey God, Echo and Walkout on the World. Follow M4TR on Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon. Lyrics and info at