A singer-songwriter’s worth is inversely proportional to their personal happiness. They often arrive at their most combustible material by groping blindly for redemption while mired in life’s most profound bummers—you know, withering romance, addiction, poverty.

So given that it’s a cold and gray day, unemployment is on the rise, and Christmas is close at hand, Thrill Jockey Records songstress Angela Desveaux and local tune smith Sean McCardle will have plenty of bad vibes to paw through in search of uplift. Let their angelic voices be your natural SSRI’s when they perform tonight over in the Atlas District.

Angela Desveaux/Sean McCardle
Red & Black @ 9 pm, $8
1212 H Street, NE