Got happy-hour plans next Friday? Boom—-taken care of. Once again, Washington City Paper is collaborating with the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its latest installment of Luce Unplugged. The performers? Awesome and local. The gin? Free. (See below!) Admission? Also free.
Joining us are DTMD, whose soul-sampling, boom bap-inflected, gratifyingly minimalist hip-hop has been grabbing us for a while, and Redline Graffiti, a polymathic indie-rock quartet whose M.O. has a lot to do with chillwave but whose palette brings in a whole lot of tension and a much more diverse array of sonic influences, from post-rock and arty blues to funk and Balearic electronic music. We really dig both.
D.C.’s Green Hat Gin will be on hand pouring free samples, and there’ll be a cash bar. Did we mention it’s free? The event starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 in the Luce Foundation Center on the American Art Museum’s top floor. RSVP here, if that’s your thing.