Music Park: Maxwell @ The MGM National Harbor — 10/4/18

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Maxwell performs at MGM National Harbor on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Grammy award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell made a recent stop at The Theater at MGM National Harbor as part of the 50 Intimate Nights Live Tour. It has been over 20 years since the release of his debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite (1996), but the silky soul singer showed that he’s still got it!

Maxwell, along with artists like Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, have been credited as the originators of neo-soul. The genre that dominated the late ‘90s and early aughts incorporated jazz, funk, and hip-hop into a contemporary R&B sound.

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Snapshots: High and Mighty Brass Band @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 9/7/18

HighAndMightyBrassBand_PearlStreetWarehouse High and Mighty Brass Band performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Fresh out of the recording studio, High and Mighty Brass Band began a mini-tour with a stop at DC’s Pearl Street Warehouse last Friday. The band, which hails from Brooklyn, recently completed recording and mastering a new eight-track album of mostly original material in collaboration with Monophonics organist and frontman Kelly Finnigan. The album is due for release digitally at the end of October.

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Don’t Miss: Gangstagrass @ Hill Country Live, 8/17/18

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Gangstagrass (Photo courtesy Fiona Bloom)

Founded in 2006 by Brooklyn producer Rench, Gangstagrass combines hip hip and bluegrass into a groundbreaking sound. Gangstagrass has new music to perform, and the band will play it at Hill Country Live on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Shondes @ Black Cat, 8/9/18

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The Shondes (Photo courtesy Team Clermont)

Vocalist Louisa Solomon and violinist Elijah Oberman formed punk rock band The Shondes in Brooklyn more than a decade ago to put their political activism into song. And you would be right if you might imagine that a feminist band known for their incendiary lyrics might find fresh cause in the current political climate! The Shondes come roaring back onto stage at Black Cat on Aug. 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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