Music Park: Simian Mobile Disco @ Moogfest — 5/19/17

Simian Mobile Disco 02 Simian Mobile Disco perform at Durham Armory in North Carolina during Moogfest 2017 on May 19, 2017.

James Ford and Jas Shaw of UK dance duo Simian Mobile Disco played their only US live show of 2017 at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina, on May 19 — and all was good.

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DJ Park: Ookay @ Echostage — 5/19/17

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Ookay performs at Spring Awakening on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Mary)

Recently, our focus is locked in on the talented producer and disc jockey, Abraham Laguna, better known as Ookay. The talented Ookay started making high energy house beats while he was attending community college under the name “Leisure.”  He has since transitioned into his current moniker releasing  consecutive bass hits, trap after trap!

Ookay dropped by Echostage to open for NGHTMRE on May 19 during MEGA DC.

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Music Park: Omar Souleyman @ Moogfest — 5/18/17

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Omar Souleyman (with Hasan Alo) performs at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2017 in Durham, North Carolina, on May 18, 2017.

On June 2, Omar Souleyman releases To Syria, With Love via Mad Decent — his third album in four years. The album consists of seven tracks featuring Omar and keyboardist Hasan Alo performing traditional Syrian folk music set to the sound of synthesizers.

In the run-up to the release, Omar performed in some US cities in May, including a stop at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina, for Moogfest 2017. There, Omar and Hasan took to the outdoor stage for a transcendental show that drew a large crowd.

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Music Park: R. Kelly @ MGM National Harbor — 5/21/17

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R. Kelly performs at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Say what you like about R. Kelly, but the man is a hell of an entertainer.

The full-blown cultural icon was at his best (or worst, depending on your point of view) in a boisterous show at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, strutting his stuff, taking every opportunity to mingle with his female fans, and at the end of the day earnestly demonstrating that he’s got the goods, particularly with his naturally gifted voice.

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Music Park: 808 State @ Moogfest — 5/18/17

808 State 07 Graham Massey performs with 808 State at Moogfest 2017 on May 18, 2017.

Distinguished house duo 808 State made a rare US appearance at Moogfest 2017 last week, entertaining guests at the conference VIP opening party and then returning later for a full live set at the Durham Armory in North Carolina on May 18.

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Ticket Giveaway: Jamestown Revival @ 9:30 Club, 6/9/17

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Jamestown Revival (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Jamestown Revival released their second studio album, The Education of a Wandering Man, last year via Republic Records, and the folk duo are performing a show at 9:30 Club on Friday, June 9. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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