This upcoming Thursday, November 14th, GEMS (stylized ▼ ▲ GEMS ▼ ▲), a rising fixture of the D.C. music scene, will be playing at U Street Music Hall with Alex Winston and WET. The show is 18+, $12 online and $15 at the door.
Bass. Funky beats. Low croons. Laughter.
The crowd sways as Khalif Diouf, better known by his moniker Le1f, paces the stage, spitting game with the audience and joking between verses from Tree House. Le1f’s prolific output (Tree House is his third EP in 10 months, can I get a dayummm?) and unconventional production was reflected in a relatively big turnout for an early Wednesday night show at U Street Music Hall. The crowd matches Le1f’s murmurs to the chorus of “Hush Bb”, creating a slightly spooky and very wavy aura. He drops down to eye level with the crowd, grooving to his own beats as he gets closer to the front row, pouring his soul into their adoring eyes.