Snapshots: Trippie Redd feat. Kodie Shane and BlocBoy JB @ Echostage — 2/16/20


Trippie Redd performs at Echostage on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Atlanta rapper Kodie Shane joined Trippie Redd on a tour stop at Echostage recently on the heels of releasing a new single, “No Rap Kap,” featuring Trippie. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show, which also featured BlocBoy JB!

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Ticket Giveaway: Algiers @ Black Cat, 3/12/20

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Algiers (Photo by Christian Högstedt)

Post-punk meets gospel? You don’t need faith to believe, my friends, as we have the living proof with Atlanta quartet Algiers! Frontman Franklin James Fisher and company return to their favorite place to perform in DC, the Black Cat, on Thursday, March 12!

You can win a pair of tickets to see the show with Parklife DC.

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Live Review: EarthGang and Mick Jenkins @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/12/20

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EarthGang performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 12, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)

The most courageous and enlightening part about the journey of life is the opportunity to understand more about yourself and more about what you’re capable of achieving. Self reflection goes beyond merely listing the positives and negatives of your daily pursuit. You have to activate change. You have to “spread love,” and one of the best examples in hip hop of activating destiny is Atlanta rap duo EarthGang and their Welcome To Mirrorland Tour.

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Live Review: Lil Baby w/ Rod Wave @ The Anthem — 1/23/20

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Lil Baby performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo by AJ Waugh)

One dollar bills rained down on the crowd as Lil Baby hit the stage for a sold-out DC crowd recently at The Anthem along with opening act Rod Wave. Baby got the people bouncing from the minute he came out performing the Drake featured “Yes Indeed” followed by other older songs that helped establish him such as “My Dawg” and “Freestyle” while the money fell into the crowd.

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Preview: Lil Baby @ The Anthem, 1/23/20

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Lil Baby (Photo by Vxsionary)

Dominique Armani Jones, better known as Lil Baby, released Harder Than Ever, his debut studio album, in 2018 via 4 Pockets Full, Wolfpack Music Group, Quality Control Music, Motown, and Capitol Records. The trap superstar-in-the-making now performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23.

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Snapshots: Rising Appalachia @ The Hamilton Live — 11/20/19

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Rising Appalachia performs in front of a sold-out audience at DC’s The Hamilton, Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

When sisters Leah and Chloe Smith formed Rising Appalachia over a decade ago, they created a unique folk sound that is equally influenced by their Southern upbringing in Atlanta and their vast experience traveling the world and experiencing diverse cultures. The band brought that unique sound to The Hamilton Live recently where they played to a sold-out crowd and promoted their newest album, Leylines, which released independently earlier this year.

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Interview: Rising Appalachia (@ The Hamilton Live — 11/20/19)

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Leah and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia (Photo courtesy of Rising Appalachia)

Rising Appalachia is a self-made success story. Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith — each world travelers for nearly two decades — merge multiple global music influences with their own Southern roots to create a unique world folk sound. The band has built a legion of listeners through relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence.

After self-producing their first six albums, Leah and Chloe opted for the first time to team up with someone outside the band, legendary singer-songwriter/producer Joe Henry, to produce their seventh album, Leylines.

Parklife DC’s Ari Strauss emailed Chloe to ask about the new album and what is in store for the band’s upcoming show at The Hamilton Live on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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Snapshots: EarthGang @ Milkboy Arthouse — 10/17/19


EarthGang performs at Milkboy Arthouse on Oct. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

EarthGang released Mirrorland, the band’s third studio album, via Dreamville in September. The Southern hip hop duo embarked on a tour and visited Milkboy Arthouse in College Park recently. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show!

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Live Review: Cat Power @ Lincoln Theatre — 9/25/19

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Cat Power (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Cat Power turned back the clock to start her set at the Lincoln Theatre recently. Twenty-one years ago, she released her album Moon Pix. Two of its mains themes are loneliness and disillusionment. The song “He Turns Down” references Chan Marshall’s feelings of alienation from religion, particularly in the line “I’m not saved he turned me down.”

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