Got plans tonight? No? Great, Washington City Paper has you covered. Come to our seasonal Luce Foundation Unplugged showcase at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. This evening, we’ve got two of D.C.’s finest lined up for your listening pleasure: Park Snakes and Black Lodge+em.g

Park Snakes, the self-described noir-rock ensemble, are one of the most exciting groups in the D.C. area. As we described last year, Park Snakes sound is “straight-up, self-described ‘noir rock’“… which is “as accurate a description as any for this trio’s dark, surf-y songs,” anchored by singer/poet Nenet‘s smooth crooning and razor-sharp lyrics.

Joining them are Black Lodge+em.g., the experimental duo of PaperhausAlex Tebeleff and vocalist/flutist Margaret Gilmore, who create moody, synthesized sounds and deep, thoughtful vibes. 

As always, the show is free, all ages, and starts at 6 p.m. There will be free beer tastings courtesy of Port City Brewing Company, as well as a concessions bar with more libations and for purchase. Join us, won’t you?