Tim Bracken, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – For Washingtonians who didn’t leave town for Thanksgiving, live music could be the perfect way to make the most of the long holiday weekend.
This Saturday, Nov. 24, local pop duo Astra Via is scheduled to perform at local nightclub DC9.
Astra Via consists of Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay, both mainstays of the local music scene.
Mancini was a bassist in the Washington Social Club, and has several solo releases available.
Nicolay has been part of the pop group Virginia Coalition, and has released two solo albums under the name, My New Mixtape.
Separately, Mancini and Nicolay produce tuneful pop, but together the duo manages to meld their songwriting and performing skills into something truly greater than the sum of its parts.
Astra Via’s debut album, “Folie
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