It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month. And for our spring Luce Unplugged showcase at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, we’re stoked to present two artists to help celebrate the Smithsonian’s Year of Music and the American Women’s History Initiative. On Friday, March 8, D.C. artists Knife Wife and Jax Deluca (featuring Dura and visuals by Patrick Cain) will perform in the grand foyer of the museum’s Luce Foundation Center. 

Knife Wife, a trio of three D.C.-area musicians, plays doom-y, grunge-y minimalist music that broods and oozes with melody and melancholy. The trio’s live shows are really something else, and anyone who has caught them live in the area recently knows exactly what I’m talking about. Here’s video of their set at Fort Reno last summer. 

Jax Deluca is one of the city’s most innovative experimental composers, and her most recent release, Organs in the Wind, was one of the best records to come out of the area last year. Joining her will be Dura, the solo moniker of musician Mattson Ogg, with visuals created by Cain. 

As always, our Luce Unplugged showcases are free. It’ll start at 6 p.m. and there will be free beer tastings by Mustang Sally Brewing Company. RSVP here