Polock and Russian Red

Fresh off of the release of their debut album Getting Down From the Trees, Polock was named NPR's Album of the Month.

Hailing from the Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia, Polock is actually named after one of their inspirations, the painter Jackson Pollock. They play infectious English-language indie pop. Nylon recently wrote up the group: “Maybe it's the Valencia sun, but it's hard not to be in a good mood when listening to Polock. This Spain-bred quintet has already made waves overseas for their breezy, happy-go lucky-sound.” Last fall, the song Fireworks was featured prominently as the iTunes Single of the Week.

Set to release her second album this spring, Russian Red (Lourdes Hernández) —one of Spain’s most popular artists— has a style reminiscent of the simple, poetic approach of Joanna Newsom. Her first album, I Love Your Glasses, attained Gold status and lead El País to deem her the "revelation of the year.” Catch both young Spanish stars on our Downstairs stage on their way to SXSW.

  • Music
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 21, 2011
  • 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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