Sweet Beats: Dessa at the Moonlight Lounge tonight

Dessa’s “Into the Spin”

Indie vocalist Dessa, a member of the midwestern hip-hop collective Doomtree, storms the Moonlight Lounge tonight at 10 p.m. Dessa is a mixture of rapper and torch singer; Rift Magazine calls her “equal parts Ani Difranco and Mos Def.” She’s accompanied on her tour by an ensemble of live musicians, led by upright bassist Sean McPherson. Opening up the night are fellow Doomtree rappers Sims and Lazerbeak, as well as local talent Justin Hood.
Dessa’s “Alibi”
Dessa with Sims and Lazerbeak
Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m.
The Moonlight Lounge
120 Central Avenue SW
Tickets: $8