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  • DC9 Presents:

with Color Palette & Pretty Bitter

By DC9 Nightclub

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, September 5 · 8 - 11pm EDT.


DC9 Nightclub 1940 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001



  • Flowerbomb

More Performers

  • Color Palette
  • Pretty Bitter

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket



Flowerbomb is a Washington DC-based band founded by Rachel Kline, alongside producer and drummer, Dan ABH. Combining saturated guitars, ornate rhythms, and delicately raw lyrics, Flowerbomb creates a soundscape for nostalgia and heavy feelings accompanied by lush layers and dynamic sounds. Flowerbomb combines elements of alternative, 90's indie rock, bubblegrunge, shoegaze, punk, and emo to create their signature sound. In 2023, Flowerbomb will be releasing their sophomore record 'Gloom Scroll'. Leading up to the new release, they will be putting out singles and music videos this summer. In addition, Flowerbomb will be touring the East Coast this September.

Flowerbomb's debut album, 'pretty dark,' was released on Mutineer Records in December 2020. Since it's release, it has been commended for its honest, raw, and vulnerable voice, as well as its genre-blending versatility. 'pretty dark' earned MusicianShip’s 2021 WAMMIE Award for Best Rock Album, and the song “II” was awarded the 2021 WAMMIE for Best Rock Song. Most recently, Flowerbomb was awarded Best Rock Artist for the 2023 WAMMIE Awards this past April.

Color Palette


Color Palette, led by principal songwriter/vocalist Jay Nemeyer, is an indie dream pop band from Washington, DC. Color Palette creates lush auditory landscapes that feature shimmering, pop-sensible vocal and guitar melodies, and the band has shared the stage with world-renowned acts such as Charli XCX. "Color Palette takes experiences like heartbreak and love, and together turns them into something mystical and inviting." – DC Music Download. Color Palette’s music has garnered placements with NBC Universal, ESPN, MTV, Vimeo, Volvo, Aeropostale, and Monster Energy. In July 2020, they received a Wammie Award (Washington Area Music Award) for Best Pop Song ("Marrakech to Bombay"). Color Palette released a new EP on April 14, 2023 via Enroute Records.

Pretty Bitter


Pretty Bitter is a synth pop gumball machine. Pretty Bitter is the new queer

Richard Linklater movie you've never heard of. Pretty Bitter is the summer music festival of your dreams. Pretty Bitter is the last night of July and there's fireworks and you're screaming happily at the sky making out in the backseat on a long, long drive. Most of all, though, Pretty Bitter is music for finding yourself.

D.C. songwriter Em Bleker didn't have any journey in mind when she launched Pretty Bitter (formerly Nah.) in 2017 with their close friend, Miriam Tyler. After meeting online, the pair got together to work on music. Miri was writing with another feminine voice in mind, and Em wanted to sing. Suddenly, there was a blossoming, and the road was clear. Pretty Bitter was born.

Years later, Pretty Bitter has played with national touring acts like Sunflower Bean and The Ophelias, has earned tens of thousands of plays on Spotify, and enjoys thousands of followers on social media. Together Bleker and Tyler, along multi-instrumentalist Zack Be, drummer Jason Hayes, and guitarist Chris Smith have perfected a stylized blend of joyous, ecstatic synth pop (Passion Pit, Sylvan Esso) and layered, feminist storytelling (Fiona Apple, Julia Jacklin).

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