Music Park: Black Milk @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 8/2/18

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Black Milk performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk turned up the temperature in northeast DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel last week. The concert was part of the aptly named FEVER tour. DC-based band Nat Turner joined him on stage to add fuel to the flame.

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Music Park: Raphael Saadiq @ The Kennedy Center — 7/27/18

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Raphael Saadiq performs at The Kennedy Center on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Jati Lindsay)

Singer, songwriter, producer and all-time soul music great Raphael Saadiq made a recent stop in DC to play for a sold-out audience at The Kennedy Center. The Grammy-winning architect of R&B hits performed music from his illustrious career — past and present

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Music Park: Fantastic Negrito @ Sixth & I — 7/25/18

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Fantastic Negrito performs at Sixth and I Synagogue on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

There’s only one Fantastic Negrito — and he was at DC’s Sixth & I recently. The historic synagogue isn’t the typical blues venue, but the Grammy Award-winning musician isn’t your typical bluesman. Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his current musical incarnation Fantastic Negrito, is the embodiment of new blues.

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Music Park: Ray LaMontagne @ The Anthem — 6/20/18

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Ray LaMontagne performs at The Anthem on June 20, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Ray LaMontagne was in DC last week to kickoff the By The People Festival. The international arts festival is a four-daylong extravaganza that brings art, music, and interactive installations to every quadrant of DC — the city’s own South by Southwest!

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Music Park: Bruno Major @ U Street Music Hall — 6/5/18

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Bruno Major performs at U Street Music Hall on June 5, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Bruno M was in town this week! That’s right Bruno Major, the crooner from across the pond, graced the U Street Music Hall stage Tuesday night. Hold on… who did you think I was writing about?

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Music Park: Pussy Riot @ Black Cat — 5/23/18

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Pussy Riot performs at the Black Cat on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Everyday, the world appears to become more volatile: police violence, racism, sexism, income inequality, political scandals, institutional corruption. It’s enough to make you go berserk. Last week, Russian protest band Pussy Riot gave voice to that angst during their performance at DC’s Black Cat.

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