Alex Crossan, better known as Mura Masa, released his debut self-titled album in 2017. Since then, the British DJ released a few more singles, making a big impression with his electronic alt-R&B. He’s performing at 9:30 Club on Friday, Aug. 17, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Bruno Major recently released a new video for his song “Home.” The video takes Bruno back in time through his debut solo North American tour, which saw him sell out 16 dates throughout last winter. He’s coming back for the second leg of that tour with a DC date on Tuesday, June 5, at U Street Music Hall.
When you first see the name “Marian Hill,” you may think of one person? But we invite you to think of two — keyboardist Jeremy Lloyd and singer Samantha Gongol, who formed a band called Marian Hill, lifting the first and last names from different characters in The Music Man.
Regardless of what else you might remember, know that Marian Hill will release Unusual, their second studio album, on May 11. And they will perform at 9:30 Club on May 9 on their Unusual Tour. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC.
SZA dropped Ctrl, her debut album, via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records last year, and she undertook her first headlining tour, which finally made it to The Fillmore Silver Spring for a sold-out show on Monday. Chris Castillo was there to photograph the action.
Syd (aka Syd Tha Kid), frontwoman and producer for The Internet, released EP Always Never Home on Sept. 7 via Columbia Records. On Tuesday, she visited The Fillmore Silver Spring to play an engaging show, and Chris Castillo was there to take some pix. (By the way, Syd is at Baltimore Soundstage tonight. Go see that show!)
Good things come in small packages.
Standing just barely 5 feet tall, the Swedish singer-songwriter Yukimi Nagano is no exception. Last Tuesday and Wednesday night, Little Dragon fans in attendance at the 9:30 Club were transported to the future, and not just the weekend. Attendees accustomed to rock and roll gigs might also argue the neon kaleidoscope-colored lighting and the mobile-like twinkling backdrop also transformed the space into that of a rave. The soulful, electro pop quartet who formed in 1996 (while still in high school) played back-to-back shows promoting their much-anticipated fifth studio album, Season High. They added an additional performance following the quick sellout of their first night.