Eight Gigs: Miserable

Mon., Feb. 6, 8 p.m., Press Club, $8-$10

Miserable’s song “Uncontrollable” opens with the sound of rain falling and a lonely piano playing a few bars before a guitar begins a sad melody that’s as bitter and metallic as blood from a bitten tongue. Kristina Esfandiari’s heart-wrenching voice comes from the ether, telling dark tales of anguish and loss with lyrics like, “Uncontrollable / Say it’s worth the risk / But I push the brakes / I know what’s next.” Her voice careens from anger to helpless inevitability. This chilling, outlook dominates Miserable’s songs and invites other cold-hearted souls into the night for company. 2030 P Street, www.facebook.com/miserablegrl.