BloomBars Features Kissey Asplund & Shantell Martin This Sat. at 9pm


Remember the super cool new addition to 11th Street? Bloombars located at 3222 11th Street (next to Wonderland) gave us a taste of sweetness before closing their doors. Well, if you missed it last time be sure to catch them this time. It is free (donations accepted) and there is a super cool vibe. You can read about last time here. And if you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of famed WJLA anchor Maureen Bunyan.

Bloombars describes the featured singers:

“Kissey Asplund Profile:

Crowned an electro-soul funk queen by legendary BBC RadioOne DJ Giles Peterson, Kissey was one of just 20 of his 2008 WorldwideWinners. Since the release of her debut album, Plethora, this native of Sweden with Caribbean roots has been on an odyssey to funkafy the globe with her soulful vocals over a plethora of futuristic funky beats created by some of the hottest producer/DJs in Europe and the US. At her first Washington, DC appearance, Kissey is poised to continue her early bloom at the appropriately named BloomBars.

Shantell Martin Profile:

With Jamaican roots, Shantell Martin based herself in Tokyo a few years ago, where she found her art and illustration transcended the luminous light from a projector, the energy of live music, and what appears to be an interpretation of a musician’s aura on a screen serving as the stage backdrop. The result pushes the boundaries of live art as the audience is treated to not only the performance onstage, but the creation of performance art like nothing you’ve ever experienced.”