Music Park: Michael Blume @ Union Stage — 5/17/18

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Michael Blume performs at Union Stage on May 17, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Michael Blume can be described in many ways — singer, rapper, activist, but never boring. The New Jersey native was in DC recently to entertain and inform a packed Union Stage crowd. The Yale graduate used the platform to deliver his style of R&B and rap with a dose of progressive commentary.

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Music Park: Lawrence @ Union Stage — 5/17/18

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Lawrence performs at Union Stage on May 17, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Lawrence, the eight-piece band led by siblings Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, kicked off their “New Stuff Tour” last Thursday at Union Stage. It was the group’s first time performing in DC, and Gracie’s first performance as a 21 year old.

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Music Park: The Kills @ The Lincoln Theatre — 5/14/18

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Jamie Hince of The Kills performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 14, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Mondays suck, but not when The Kills are in town. The British-American indie rock band, consisting of American singer Alison Mosshart and English guitarist Jamie Hince, played for a packed Lincoln Theatre Monday night.

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Music Park: Skyzoo @ Songbyrd Music House — 5/4/18

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Skyzoo performs at Songbyrd Music House on May 4, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Brooklyn MC Skyzoo made a long overdue return to DC Friday to perform songs off his recently released album, In Celebration of Us. It was an early show that started late, but well worth the wait.

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Music Park: Meshell Ndegeocello @ The Kennedy Center — 4/26/18

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Meshell Ndegeocello performs at the Kennedy Center on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

DC’s own Meshell Ndegeocello returned to the city Thursday night to perform a pair of back-to-back shows at the Kennedy Center. A near-capacity multicultural, multigenerational audience showed up for the multifaceted artist.

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Music Park: Cypress Hill @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 4/21/18

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Cypress Hill perform at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds for the National Cannabis Festival on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Happy Belated 4/20. Blunted LA rap group Cypress Hill was in the nation’s capital this Saturday to help DC celebrate the marijuana holiday.
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Music Park: Sofi Tukker @ 9:30 Club — 4/18/18

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Sophie Hawley-Weld demonstrates her guitar chops at 9:30 Club on April 18, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

New York-based house band Sofi Tukker performed selections from their debut album Treehouse to a capacity 9:30 Club crowd on Wednesday night. The duo comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern made DC their first stop of a six-month world tour.

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