unchBox Theory was created to share good music with good people. In 2008 a frustrated college student, Christine, and a new graduate, Allison, crossed paths at a local buddhist organization. Allison was in dire need of a home girl to go to Hip Hop shows with. Christine was in dire need of Hip Hop shows. A friendship was born, but after a while we got tired of going to parties and standing around. Ah Ha!
What if we threw our own parties? Not the velvet rope bottle services parties, and not the head nodding hip hop head parties…. but old fashioned red light, basement, bang on the vent, sweat your hair out, sore in the morning type of parties. And thats just what we did.
Turns we also have pretty good taste in music, and since we had to have a website we figured we’d have a blog too. Now Lunchbox Theory is counted on for our Monthly Afro- beat parties, new music events of all sorts, daily music offering and last year we started offering marketing consulting. Christine has been working in Marketing for years and we thought we could share some of that knowledge with quality music makers and outlets. That way good music can reach even more people. Thats it in a nutshell. If you wanna know more don’t hesitate to ask.
Allison has spent most of her life in the DC Metro Area. Born and raised in Silver Spring, she kept her feet planted in the area and moved to DC after graduating from college in Philadelphia. She loves the district but lives vicariously through her friends who decide to take big steps outside of DC. Allison’s educational background is in social work but spends her free time immersed in music. Allison expresses her self through the venues of music, photography, cooking, and drawing. Always up for a new adventure Allison can be found bouncing her way threw the DC music scene, but always prefers a home grown house party. Her buddhist practice is very important to her, so you’ll find her half the time at the Soka Gakkai International Cultural Center.
After spending years dabbling in the music industry, Christine Doelling has found her calling in event curation, promotions and marketing. In 2012 she moved to London for school and life, but as a firm believer that “sleep is a cousin to death”, when she is not tackling the cultural issues surrounding IP Law, rest assured you will find her busy with her hands in everything, from consulting to breaking a sweat at her monthly afro-beat parties. In January of 2009, Christine co-created Lunchbox Theory Productions with a mission to “rid the environment of all wackness by bringing you parties from the heart and music for your soul”. It is of this mission that Afro-Beat For Your Soul was born; a monthly celebration of Afro-beat music, which recently received praise from the Washington Post, calling it “one of the coolest underground events in town entirely devoted to the music”. Her ties to Africa reach back as far as 2006 when the Bay Area native began traveling to the continent in search diasporic sounds. Although her musical taste spans from McCartney to Jay-z, African music continues to intrigue her. Her eclectic taste can be experienced daily at Lunchboxtheory.com , the blog aspect of Lunchbox Theory Productions. While simultaneously working to further the success of her blog and events, Miss Doelling is working to incorporate a full service consulting firm in to Lunchbox theory. Although Christine has not been on the scene for very long, this 26 year old is rapidly proving herself as a force to be reckoned with. ChristinedDoelling.tumblr.com