Oh He Dead + FootsXColes + novo
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Oh He Dead
"It’s their magnificent soul charged blues with Alabama Shakes-like vibes, that makes them deliciously honest, raw, and sexy." (The Dutch Guy, 2018)
Oh He Dead came to life in Washington D.C. in the summer of 2015 when Cynthia Johnson and Andy Valenti met serendipitously on H street. After finding their musical match in one another, they quickly collected some of the best musicians in Washington, DC, and formed Oh He Dead.
Perhaps best described as indie-soul, Oh He Dead mixes in healthy doses of classic R&B vibes, funk, and folk with deliciously addictive songwriting. Led by the stirring harmonies of Cynthia and Valenti, and the masterful guitarring of Alex Salser, Oh He Dead mixes Motown influences with poignant lyrics to move both your soul and your feet.
FootsXColes is a versatile production duo hailing from the Washington D.C., metropolitan area. The group is made up of Foots (drummer, songwriter, singer) and Coles (producer, singer, pianist). Their music is a refreshing take on alternative R&B – spacey soul music with futuristic sounds and vivid lyrics.
Not only has FootsXColes wowed audiences with their electrifying arrangements, but they have also lent their talents to other acts. They have played at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts alongside Alex Vaughn as a part of the “Celebrating Women in Jazz” series. Additionally, FootsXColes has opened for other artists including Toro Y Moi, HOMESHAKE, and Little Simz.
The duo’s latest album, A Happy Home, is a collection of jazzy tracks that leaves listeners feeling relaxed. The lead single from the album, entitled “Creep”, has quickly become a fan-favorite.
novo is an electro soul quintet from Washington, D.C. Melding elements of jazz, R&B, electronica, and psychedelic rock, the group formed in early 2018 out of an impromptu jam session, during which the members quickly noticed that a fire had been lit. That initial session blossomed into a fully-realized sound, spearheaded by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Gena Photiadis (keys/vocals) and TJ Turqman (bass). Lead vocalist Tula Pisano weaves intricate melodies that are equal parts evocative and beautiful, complemented by guitarist/vocalist Nikhel Sus and drummer Matt Tredwell. The end result is a sound that is melodic, yet distressed. Retro, yet new. And, above all, full of light and energy.
novo's members include some of the most in-demand live and session musicians in DC, who have played with a range of artists locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Funk Ark, Staycation, Gordon Sterling & the People, and more.
In mid-2018, novo will release a series of live session performances, “the basement sessions," featuring several of the group's formative tracks.
Advance GA $12 | Day of GA $15
• Full dinner and drink menu available