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You may have asked yourself in the past few weeks, “Hey, it’s spring now! Doesn’t Washington City Paper usually host a showcase at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center? I haven’t heard anything about that, so what’s up?” Well, if you have, we have good news for you: Our spring showcase is happening on Friday, April 28 with two of D.C.’s finest: Mellow Diamond and Coup Sauvage and The Snips.
Last year, Janel Leppin (who sometimes performs under the moniker Mellow Diamond) emerged as a solo artist with not one, but two excellent albums: Mellow Diamond and Songs For Voice and Mellotron. They were both haunting and lush albums, showcasing Leppin’s gorgeous voice and skillful cello and mellotron compositions. Leppin will celebrate the release of her brooding and beautiful new album American God at this show. Along with Leppin, Coup Sauvage and The Snips—whose recently released debut album Heirs to Nothing—will bring the house down with their righteous and cathartic disco/dance/glam/soul tunes. Seriously, if everyone in the Luce Center isn’t dancing during The Snips’ set, we might have some problems.
As always, these shows are free and all ages, and there will be a free beer tasting from a local brewery. The party starts at 6 p.m. RSVP here.