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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Music Park: Jazmine Sullivan @ Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/14/17

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Jazmine Sullivan performs at the Apollo Theatre in New York City on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo by Siris)

The seductive power of Teddy Pendergrass. The gospel grit of Patti Labelle. The vocal command of Jill Scott. These Philadelphia R&B influences form the soulful foundation of Jazmine Sullivan. The nine-time Grammy-nominated artist graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with the tone of less is more, demonstrating the power, range, and agility of her voice last Tuesday.

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Music Park: Radio Dept. @ Black Cat — 2/15/17

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The Radio Dept. perform at Black Cat on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

America has a lot to thank Sweden for. The Scandinavian land across the Atlantic to the northeast brought us everything from the modern-day zipper and the three-point seatbelt to the TetraPak and ABBA. The neutral European country also introduced us to the dream pop outfit known as The Radio Dept. The band performed to a crowded house at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. this past Wednesday in support of their new album “Running Out of Love.” It’s the fourth studio album release and their first LP since 2010’s “Clinging to a Scheme.”

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