Snapshots: Lil Durk @ The Filmore Silver Spring — 11/17/19


Fans reach for Lil Durk at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Innovative master artist Lil Durk dropped by The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, after dropping a new hit album, Love Songs 4 The Streets 2, and Chris Castillo shot the show.

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Live Review: Lupe Fiasco @ The Kennedy Center — 11/14/19

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Lupe Fiasco performs at the Kennedy Center on Nov. 14, 2019. (Photo by Jati Lindsay)

To be resurrected is to be reborn, reinvented, reinvigorated — and not only in the physical form. Your soul too can reconnect with something you may or may not recognize you lost. As creatives, in an ever-changing DIY landscape, we are constantly tiptoeing the line between the life and death of our art. Luckily, our forefathers like Lupe Fiasco have made and taken the hits for us, making our paths a little less treacherous — as seen recently at the Kennedy Center.

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Live Review: Angel Olsen @ Lincoln Theatre — 11/1/19

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Angel Olsen (Photo by Cameron McCool)

Asked how she was doing Friday night, Angel Olsen replied that she was “a little tired, but trying to rock out now.” She and her band succeeded brilliantly at that with their rendition of her “Special.” Known for her terrific songwriting, Angel’s live show delivered on the jams at the sold-out Lincoln Theater.

In the vein of her new album, All Mirrors, Angel’s band included a string section (violin and cello), allowing them to play majestic orchestral arrangements that “sound epic,” as she told an interviewer.

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Snapshots: Patricia Barber @ City Winery — 10/22/19

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Patricia Barber performs at City Winery on Oct. 22, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Singer-pianist Patricia Barber recently released Higher, her first new album in six years, via ArtistShare. She performed songs new and familiar with the Patricia Barber Trio at City Winery recently, and Jason Nicholson was there to capture the show.

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Snapshots: BJ the Chicago Kid @ Baltimore Soundstage — 10/20/19


BJ the Chicago Kid performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Oct. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

BJ the Chicago Kid released 1123, his third studio album, via Motown in July. He brough his soulful hip hop sound to Baltimore Soundstage recenlty, and Chris Castillo got some pictures.

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