Nightmares on Wax

Nightmares on Wax

Son Little, Christine Moritz

Sunday Jul 13

9:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 18 and over

Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors open. No photo/video allowed.

Son Little
"Cross My Heart," the debut track from new ANTI- signing Son Little, is a box of bonbons filled with barbed wire. Over a deceptively slinky groove – shades of 70's Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware – the singer croons, phrases emerging from the swelter, "sex and candy," "gonna get me some:" a lover's plea. But the angular blues guitar lick over the top of the track is clue to a deeper, older invocation, as Son Little's lyrics bear witness to two departed friends, and, inspired by Trayvon Martin, offer a meditation on the ease with which black lives are erased – even now, decades beyond the years when that smoky guitar line was invented. Son Little's voice soars like a young Stevie Wonder's as he testifies to his loss, and the "cross my heart" tag line reveals itself not as a lover's plea, but a defiant prayer to remember the lost.
Christine Moritz
Since making her club debut at the Buzz event at Nation in 2001, Christine Moritz has been intriguing clubgoers in Washington, D.C. and beyond with her sound, which ranges from haunting, cinematic downtempo to upbeat, funk-influenced tunes.

Her 2002 warm-up set for Thievery Corporation at the 9:30 Club caught the ear of Thievery's Eric Hilton, leading to a coveted residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge. In 2009 she reprised this role, doing DJ sets before all five of Thievery Corporation's sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club.

Christine has played with such artists as RJD2, Bebel Gilberto, Nightmares on Wax, Amon Tobin, Zero 7, Massive Attack, UNKLE, Koop, Little Dragon, Jazzanova, Rainer Trüby, Brazilian Girls, Underworld, the Orb, Gotan Project, and Groove Armada. In 2006, she performed at the UK's highly regarded Big Chill Festival, a three-day outdoor event with 30,000 attendees. In 2007, she DJ'd in Bristol, England at the invitation of Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. Christine has also graced the decks in London, Edinburgh, Prague, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Baltimore as well as at numerous D.C.-area venues.

A seasoned radio DJ, Christine hosted the acclaimed show "Variety Is the Spice of Life" (currently on hiatus) on the University of Maryland's WMUC (88.1 FM and online) for more than 15 years.

Christine has been featured in print publications such as the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, as well as in online sources such as Resident Advisor. A talented music journalist herself, she has written about artists such as Fat Freddy's Drop, A. Skillz and Krafty Kuts, and Alice Russell.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/