Back to All Events

Mourning [A] BLKstar & Black Folks Don't Swim? & Lightmare

  • Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St NW Washington, District of Columbia USA (map)

An eclectic, genre non-conforming and gender nonconforming Cleveland band that uses music to confront issues of racism, oppression and police violence Mourning A BLKstar are celebrating the release of their second album "The Garner Poems" on Electric Cowbell Records at Rhizome. The collective incorporates hip-hop production with lo-fi, washed-out synth, jazz instrumentation and audio samples from significant moments in history.

Lightmare is an up-and-coming six-person soulpunk arrangement out of Washington, D.C. making songs about love, death, and revolution, in any order and definitely overlapping. Smooth and sharp, warm and galvanizing, punchy, political and personal. Their set is guaranteed to get your body moving and your feelings flowing. 

Black Folks Don't Swim? are gender diverse purveyors of funkified soul shake down sounds. DMV Based. Founded by Queer Black Womxn.