Live Review: Banks @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/11/19

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Jillian Banks performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 11, 2019 (Photo by Brenda Reyes) 

The last time I saw BANKS in DC was during her Goddess era, just five years ago. She arrived again recently to greet her loyal fanbase at The Fillmore Silver Spring, promoting her just-released third studio album III. I had a lot of catching up to do!

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Live Review: Dirty Projectors @ 9:30 Club 9/8/2019

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Dave Longstreth and Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors play at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Dirty Projectors‘ joint tour with Deerhunter finally came to the 9:30 Club for a fulfilling night recently —  both bands are no strangers to DC.  Dirty Projectors had just played last summer 2018 for their latest album Lamp Lit Prose

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Live Review: Mon Laferte @ The Fillmore: Silver Spring — 8/29/19


Mon Laferte performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug 29, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Mon Laferte came out with so much energy and so much love on her last night of her Gira de Norma Tour. “A que dale todo, ” she said, which translates to “you gotta give it all you got,” as she turned to her band.  She definitely delivered on that promise at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.

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Live Review: Khalid @ Apple Carnegie Library — 8/24/19

Khalid performs at Apple Carnegie Library on Aug. 24, 2019. (Photo by Greg Noire)

Khalid recently performed the final concert of the Apple’s concert summer series, Up Next Live, at the newly renovated Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square. The location is the first public library in DC and also the first library in DC to desegregate in 1969. The location also now serves as the the second Apple store in our city.

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Snapshots: Molly Burch @ Songbyrd Music House — 8/6/19

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Molly Burch performs at Songbyrd Music House on Aug. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Molly Burch took the stage at Songbyrd DC recently, and the Austin-based singer-songwriter instantly captivated the crowd with her soulful and alluring sound. Her dreamy vocals combined with the perfect mix of a soft and retro vibe for the 21st Century. 

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Live Review: Summer Spirit Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/3/19

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Anthony Hamilton performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug 3, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion returned for its 14th year recently.  This year’s line-up was a blend of soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, and GO-GO, featuring superstars Anthony Hamilton, Jhené Aiko, Raphael Saadiq, DVSN, PJ Morton, and Kyle Dion.  The festival also spotlighted DC bands like Be’la Dona with Suga Bear, Backyard Band, and Sirius and Company. It was a great day for music in the DMV!  Continue Reading