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Presenting Des Demonas @ Luce Unplugged

Hometown Sounds returns to the Luce Unplugged showcase next Thursday night February 13th to host DC punk band Des Demonas!

The band hails from Washington, DC, and have been denizens of the byways and highways of the city’s musical underground for years. Jacky Cougar Abok is the six-foot-five-inch tall Kenyan punk singer who has drummed with Thee Lolitas and Foul Swoops. Guitarist Mark Cisneros has bent strings with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Deathfix, and Medications, and has pounded the traps for The Make-Up and Benjy Ferree, the latter alongside organist Paul Vivari. Joe Halladay (Citygoats) on bass and Ryan Hicks (Suns Of Guns) on drums round out this squared circle of sight and sound.

A staff-led art talk about artwork chosen by the performing artists starts at 5:30 pm followed by a performance at 6 pm. As always, the show is free & all ages so RSVP here!

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Presenting Washington Social Club @ Luce Unplugged

In case you haven’t heard, our next show at the Luce Unplugged Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is none other than indie rock superstars Washington Social Club!

Recently reunited after an agonizing hiatus, DC indie power-pop band Washington Social Club takes center-stage to spread their raucous energy and spitfire melodies. Join us to celebrate their reunion, and their snappy new EP They’re Talking to Me Strange, their first release in 11 years.

Luce Unplugged invites local musicians to perform in the beautiful Luce Foundation Center surrounded by 3000 works of art. A staff-led talk about artworks chosen by the performing artists starts at 5:30 pm. The music starts promptly at 6 PM on Thursday December 5th. Free & all ages!

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Presenting The Anthony Pirog Quartet @ Luce Unplugged

The next collaboration between Hometown Sounds and the venerable Luce Unplugged Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum brings experimental jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog to the stage to lead a quartet of musicians combining the intensity of punk with the inventiveness of jazz.


Photo credit: Shervin Lainez courtesy Cuneiform Records

Luce Unplugged invites local musicians to perform in the beautiful Luce Foundation Center surrounded by 3000 works of art. A staff-led talk about artworks chosen by the performing artists starts at 5:30 pm.

Well-known as a member of The Messthetics with Fugazi’s rhythm section Joe Lally and Brendan Canty, Anthony Pirog also frequently performs solo and with his partner, cellist Janel Leppin.

The music starts promptly at 6 PM on Thursday November 7th. Free & all ages!

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Presenting the Isabelle de Leon Experience @ Luce Unplugged

We are terribly excited to announce our new partnership with the Luce Unplugged series to curate and present the most exciting #DCmusic in their expansive art-filled space.

Luce Unplugged invites local musicians to perform in the beautiful Luce Foundation Center surrounded by 3000 works of art. A staff-led talk about artworks chosen by the performing artists starts at 5:30 pm.

At 6 p.m on Thursday September 5th, virtuoso drummer Isabelle De Leon and friends fill the Luce Foundation Center with jazz, pop, and soul tunes from her vast repertoire.

Free & All Ages!

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