Arts Desk

Hey! Come to Our Show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Friday

America Hearts!

Hey, Mr./Ms. Educated Concertgoer. Need some early evening plans for Friday? Read on.

You'll recall that every month, the Luce Foundation Center hosts intimate concerts in its gorgeous space on the third floor of the American Art Museum. Last September, we helped plan a Luce Unplugged show featuring three of Arts Desk's favorite D.C. acts: Kokayi, The Caribbean, and Alex Minoff.

This month, we've got a brand new Summer Entertainment Guide you really ought to bookmark, and for this Friday's Luce Unplugged showcase, we've selected some great summer entertainment. The lineup includes three more local acts that readers of this blog will know well: America Hearts,which last year released a great series of EPs full of simple, very smart indie-pop anthems; More Humans, a trio that writes weird story songs with chugging melodies and twisted grooves; and Lyriciss, a New Carrollton MC whose excellent "The Balance" EPs contemplate the various work-life balance issues of a modern rapper.

The evening runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Luce Foundation Center. I'm told there'll be some free beer samples from Port City Brewing from 6 to 7 p.m., plus a cash bar. And a Washington City Paper table, so come say hi. Below, jams:

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