You know the drill: Once a quarter, Washington City Paper, in partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, brings you some of the best and most forward-thinking musicians in the D.C. area. For free. Why? Because we love you.
It’s our great pleasure to share with you our next one: Join us on Friday, Nov. 4 for a special concert with two of D.C.’s finest: Sneaks and Hand Grenade Job.
About the bands: Sneaks is the solo project of Eva Moolchan. Her songs are minimal, rhythmic post-punk incantations, mostly composed of nothing but a simple drum machine beat, searing bass riffs, and Moolchan’s casually sung-spoken observation lyrics. After putting out her debut tape on D.C.’s Sister Polygon Records, Sneaks quickly gained a cult following in the U.S. and overseas (Parisian punk label Danger Records issued the vinyl version last year, in Europe), leading to a signing with Merge Records, who’ll be reissuing her Sister Polygon tape Gymnastics on vinyl in September.
D.C. duo Hand Grenade Job also dabbles in minimalist fare, but in very different ways than Sneaks. Through delicate—and sometimes haunting—harmonies, Beck Levy and Erin McCarley compose sparse, eerie devotionals that possess an almost otherworldly quality.
As always, Luce Foundation Center shows are free and all ages, and there will be a free beer tasting from a local brewery (along with a cash bar with other drinks and snacks). It starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.
Do us a solid and RSVP here.