Con Brio performs at The Hamilton Live on Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)
The stage at The Hamilton was recently host to one of the funkiest bands to come out of the San Francisco Bay area — Con Brio. While Con Brio can easily be compared to other legendary groups from the same area such as Sly and the Family Stone or Tower of Power, another group that comes to mind is Metallica. Though there isn’t too much in common on the surface, both bands seem to continually deliver on the promise of their respective band names.
Guapdad 4000 strikes a pose at Songbyrd Music House on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Akeem Hayes, better known as Guapdad 4000, soon releases his debut studio album, Dior Deposits. Meanwhile, Guapdad 4000 dropped by Songbyrd Music HOuse recently for a show with P-Lo, and Chris Castillo took some pictures!
Steve Lacy performs at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
As soon as I walked into the 9:30 Club, I knew that it was going to be a good night. The crowd was living for Kari Faux (opening DJ) and it was a sold-out show. She warmed up the crowd to an incredible night for Steve Lacy and his fans.
Rachel Bloom (Photo by Nino Munoz)
Rachel Bloom is best known as the star of the CW musical dramedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which she co-created and executive produced alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. Rachel performs songs from the hit series as well as original standup material when she visits The Anthem on Thursday, Oct. 10, for her What Am I Going to Do with My Life Now? Tour.
The Regrettes perform at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 1, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
Not long ago, The Regrettes released their second studio album, titled How Do You Love?, and even more recently the quartet performed their new songs at U Street Music Hall. Katherine Gaines caught the action for Parklife DC.
Andy Grammer performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 1, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
It takes supreme confidence to begin a concert with a spoken word poem followed by a gentle, acoustic ballad. Neither tend to elicit the excited energy that is often expected at the start of a pop show, but Andy Grammer proved that expectations can be mistaken when he recently electrified the crowd at The Fillmore Silver Spring by doing exactly that.
Snoop Dogg performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Sept. 27, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Snoop Dogg, known to his friends as Calvin Broadus Jr. (well, they call him Snoop too actually), visited Jiffy Lube Live to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut studio album, Doggystyle. Chris Castillo of Parklife DC went along to take some pictures!