Wale performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
“Woooow… That’s Craaaaazy” was the phrase I repeated over and over to myself, as the night built for the anxiously awaited return home for DC’s prolific son Wale! This was what it’s supposed to feel like when you’re a hometown hero. The Fillmore Silver Spring was supposed to have a line wrapped around the block. You’re supposed to bring out the homies Q Da Fool & Young Chris. What would normally amount to a ton of pressure, didn’t phase Wale. He just feels the strength: He loves his city and it loves him.
Sneaks (Photo courtesy Black Cat)
Local acts Sneaks and Clear Channel team up for a double bill at Black Cat on Saturday, Oct. 19. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Sarah Pinsker (Photo by Karen Osborne)
Sarah Pinsker’s Nebula and Sturgeon Award-winning short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Uncanny, and Strange Horizons, as well as numerous other magazines, anthologies, year’s bests, podcasts, and translation markets. She is also a singer/songwriter who has toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels. Her first literary collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea, was released in early 2019 by Small Beer Press.
A Song For a New Day is her first novel. Mark Engleson interviewed Sarah about the novel, her writing more broadly, her music, and the music industry. For more info about Sarah and her works, visit her website.
Jill Sobule headlines HERAFest at City Winery on Sept. 22, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
So, let’s talk about women in music. A recent Washington Post article asked, “What’s it like to be a woman in rock today?” Of course the answer is, that’s the wrong question. Does anyone ever ask, “What’s it like to be a man in rock music?”
Lightshow performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Earlier this year, DC rapper Lightshow released If These Walls Could Talk 2, a follow-up to his 2015 mixtape. He recently performed at a big show with friends at The Fillmore Silver Spring, and Chris Castillo got some pictures.
Dante Frisiello and his band perform at Jammin’ Java, Sep. 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Dante Frisiello was in a state of nirvana one night recently at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia. The progressive rock composer and guitarist released his debut album, Alignment, earlier in the year — and this evening was his third opportunity present the material to live audience. That alone would have been enough; but on this evening, Dante was on stage as the opening act for one of his favorite musical influences, instrumental rock drummer Virgil Donati. It was a dream come true.
Shy Glizzy performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Earlier this year, DC rapper Shy Glizzy released Covered ‘N Blood, his second studio album, via 300 Entertainment and Gizzy Gang. Then, he dropped a new EP, titled Aloha, and he went on tour and performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Chris Castillo got some pictures!