Ookay (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
There’s a huge party going down at Echostage on Friday, May 19, called MEGA DC, featuring NGHTMRE with Ookay, Rickyxsan, Savage Patch, and Rawle Night Long!
That’s an action-packed line-up, but let’s talk a bit about Ookay, the young house and trap producer from San Diego.
Ferry Corsten (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Dutch DJ pioneer Ferry Corsten is releasing his fifth album Blueprint via Flashover Recordings on May 26, and on the way to its arrival, he spins at Soundcheck on Thursday, May 18!
Rocking Scots Frightened Rabbit are coming around for a handful of US headlining shows in the wake of the release of their fifth studio album Painting of a Panic Attack about a year ago on Atlantic Records. The band perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 31, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Giorgio Moroder performs at 9:30 Club on May 12, 2017.
Waiting for the DJ to arrive, the crowd at 9:30 Club pressed up against the security barrier on Friday, chanting his name.
“Giorgio! Giorgio! Giorgio!”
When the 77-year-old man of the hour arrived, the very full house erupted into cheers for their headliner — producer and tastemaker Giorgio Moroder, the legendary collaborator who brought synthesizers to Donna Summer and thereafter kept his finger on the pulse of global pop music.
R. Kelly (Photo by Christian Lantry)
Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, is on tour, and he visits MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 21.
Broke Royals performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 13. (Photo by Paivi)
DC rockers Broke Royals played a third anniversary show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday. The gents are in the process of recording their debut full-length album after releasing three well-received EPs over the past few years.
Depeche Mode (Photo by Anton Corbijn)
Depeche Mode have launched the Global Spirit Tour in support of their new album, Spirit, published March 17 via Columbia Records. The iconic band are touring Europe currently, with their next stop in Athens, Greece, on May 17, and they are due to arrive in North America in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 23.
Depeche Mode will hit DC for a show at Verizon Center on Thursday, Sept. 7, and some tickets are still available. If that weren’t exciting enough, they are bringing along psych rock quartet Warpaint to open.