with Stephn, Kiki D, Quarters of Change and Anexis

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$8 / $10
A Fall Showcase of the best young local talent the DMV has to offer!


Songbyrd Presents

Thursday September 20, 2019!



Jacob ZL is a rapper out of Flatbush, Brooklyn with a unique sound that combines suave lyricism and a raw sense of storytelling. ZL's past releases, which have amassed over a million and a half streams, have showcased his NYC rap influences as well as his high level melodic ability and catchy hooks. After garnering tens of thousands of plays on his recent singles, one of which features Chicago-born rapper Lucki, ZL is now preparing to release a small project in the next couple of months.


“I Grow, U Grow, We Grow” is a brand led by Kiki.D, an Independent Music Artist whose goal is to spread her brand, message, and music worldwide. With Graphic Design being another 1 of her strengths, she's always open to collaboration. If you'd like to learn more about Kiki.D, be sure to follow her on Spotify and social media @ k-i-k-i- "dot" d


DMV artist Stephn kick-started his music career in 2018, working on his first project “Time Before Us”. Released first as a visual project paired with an EP, he managed to weave together fashion, creative direction, and music to create pure forms of self-expression. His energy did not go unnoticed. After quickly selling out his EP release party, he then opened for Kari Faux. Stephn doesn’t shy away from getting to the root of emotional vulnerability when creating his art. Through this honest approach, he’s able to create a genuine connection with his audience.


Quarters of Change is an Alternative Rock band from New York City which was formed in 2015. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ben Roter, lead guitarist Jasper Harris, bassist Adrain Ercilla Antrobus, and drummer Attila Anrather. They began jamming together as a high school cover band while attending Beacon High School in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Influenced by bands like The Strokes, Nirvana, Tool, Rage Against The Machine and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The band slowly began writing original music in 2017 and eventually recorded and released their debut self titled album in 2018 in the basement of their high school, often staying after school, hiding from the custodians and school security. After the release of their first album, QOC played sold out shows at venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Mercury Lounge in NYC. QOC’s high energy shows typically include dancing, moshing, crowd surfing and an ebullient atmosphere. The band has since gone off to college, however the boys are still at it, frequently releasing new music and planning shows for the upcoming season in New York and abroad.


Is a DJ, Songwriter, Performer and Event Producer. Spreading his influence and love everywhere he goes, Anexis. is always on the move with a welcoming smile on his face. He currently attends Howard University is from The Bronx, New York and calls NJ and DC home as well. He is one of the Co Founders of The Pharmacist Music Group, and an ambassador and influencer of multiple clothing brands such as Cross Colours and Reebok. His biggest influences include the random beautiful people he meets, Drag Queens, The East Coast and Pan Africanism, amongst many other things! Keep an eye out for this up and coming creative for future projects, collaborations and performances. You may keep up with him @anexis_r on Instagram and @anexusruiz on Twitter! And if you wanna get to know more stop him after any show, he’ll gladly take some time to talk!