Live Review: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals @ MGM National Harbor — 2/20/19

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Anderson .Paak performs at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Federal government offices in DC closed for a day due to snow recently, but icy evening conditions didn’t deter fans from venturing out to see Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The sold-out show at the MGM National Harbor was part of the “Andy’s Beach Club World Tour” that kicked off earlier this month.

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Live Review: Gregory Porter @ Strathmore Music Center — 2/15/19

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Gregory Porter performs at Strathmore Music Center on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter provided a bonus night of romance for a Strathmore Music Center audience not ready to let go of Valentine’s Day recently. The baritone vocalist gave a virtuoso performance as he delivered his deeply personal lyrics and paid tribute to jazz greats.

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Live Review: Nao @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/5/19

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Nao performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Electronic, pop, and R&B artist Neo Jessica Joshua, better known as Nao, recently performed her self-described “wonky funk” for a sold-out audience at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The British singer-songwriter, who used celestial metaphors on her latest album Saturn (2018), delivered an out of this world performance.

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Live Review: Daley @ 9:30 Club — 2/1/19

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Daley performs at the Motel Mozaique Festival on April 6, 2013. (Photo by Rene Passet)

UK soul singer-songwriter Daley recently gave DC a warm musical embrace on an otherwise frigid February night. The Manchester musician took a game 9:30 Club audience on a sonic journey through a sound he has called “future throwback soul.”

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Live Review: A$AP Rocky @ The Anthem — 1/20/19

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A$AP Rocky performs at The Anthem on Jan. 20, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Rapper, actor, and fashion trendsetter A$AP Rocky made a recent stop at The Anthem as part of his Injured Generation Tour. A fleet of 18-wheelers with the bits and parts for an insane production likely followed the high-octane emcee. The intricate stage design for the sold-out performance was unlike any that I’ve seen at the DC venue.

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