Join us for an evening of rock noir, dark Americana, folk-pop, and rock & roll at the Black Cat featuring 3 D.C. bands.
Doors open at 7:30
Approx set times
8p — Park Snakes
9p- Lisa Said Project
10p — Olivia & the Mates
Through dedicated performances of powerful and well-crafted sets, DC’s trio Park Snakes (formed by Nenet, Jason Coile and Van Hillard) finds their true motivation opening a provocative, yet productive, dialogue with audiences. Lyrics tackling on alienation, ambiguity, desire and the possibilities of love float on top spiky riffs and propulsive drums, bringing together the swamp and the city untold: a tale of rock noir.
Lisa Said Project (EP Release)
Lisa Said (pron. Sa’yeed) is an Egyptian-American singer/songwriter who grew up in Tennessee...yearning to get out. She learned how to play guitar hanging out with punks, hippies, and rock & rollers after college living up and down the East Coast. Now in Washington D.C., her solo music is riddled with '70s nostalgia and mashups of her musical past. Americana, rock and roll, dark folk, Middle Eastern tinged melodies and rhythms etc. Her live shows are rarely the same, Washington Post noted about her 2016 album release show that «the most exhilarating moments of the Iota show entered uncharted territory...her dynamic set traveled beyond both Egypt and Americana.»
For this EP release of her latest 'Estranged', she'll be playing with a first time configuration of a full band: Andrew Toy (drums) + Josef Crosby (bass/fiddle) + Darrien Day (guitar)
Olivia & the Mates:
Olivia Mancini’s sense for melody will make any songwriter jealous. Versatility is her true charm — she can stretch the boundaries of musical genres without sounding as if she’s out of place. Olivia Mancini‘s folk-pop roots combined with her true Rock ‘n’ Roll aesthetic embraces every sense of American culture.