Music Park: Earth, Wind & Fire @ MGM National Harbor — 2/18/17

Earth Wind Fire 10 Verdine White and Philip Bailey perform with Earth, Wind & Fire at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Philip Bailey absolutely stunned me at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, when gave the full range of his voice to a sold-out crowd in The Theater.

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Don’t Miss: The Body @ Black Cat, 2/27/17

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The Body (Photo courtesy the artist)

Portland experimental metal duo The Body have been pretty active lately, publishing No One Deserves Happiness, their fifth studio album, in 2016 via Thrill Jockey. The Body are visiting Black Cat on Monday, Feb. 27 to perform a benefit show for Planned Parenthood.

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Don’t Miss: Ocean Park Standoff @ DC9, 2/24/17

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Ocean Park Standoff (Photo by James Minchin)

You might best remember Samantha Ronson, sister to super producer Mark, as one of the buzziest DJs of the last decade.

Lately, Samantha has been focusing on songwriting and building a band — and that band, Ocean Park Standoff, appears at DC9 on Friday, Feb. 24, prior to releasing their self-titled debut EP on March 3 via Hollywood Records.

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Don’t Miss: Moving Units (The Songs of Joy Division) @ DC9, 3/1/17

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Moving Units (Photo by Jeffrey Jacquin)

Blake Miller of Moving Units is taking his L.A. dance-punk band on the road with a very specific concept. On their current tour, Moving Units present the songs of Joy Division, and they will pay homage to the legendary post-punk Mancunians with a stop at DC9 on Wednesday, March 1.

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Music Park: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club — 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 14 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Andrew Savage zipped into DC from Los Angeles, fresh from the Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Recording Package for his band Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Human Performance.

The artist for David Bowie’s Blackstar album took that award, but Andrew was upbeat about it. “I won,” he quipped to a large crowd at 9:30 Club on Monday. “The director of The Recording Academy told us we were all winners. That sounds pretty official to me.”

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