Anita Baker (Photo courtesy Blue Note Records)
Anita Baker is one of few leading R&B acts to garner critical and musical acclaim with a husky ember tone and jazzy tempo, a pleasant contrast with many of her contemporaries. These traits afforded her a 30-year career, which is now its on farewell tour — a tour that visited MGM National Harbor recently.
Black Milk performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk turned up the temperature in northeast DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel last week. The concert was part of the aptly named FEVER tour. DC-based band Nat Turner joined him on stage to add fuel to the flame.
Black Milk (Photo by Delaney Teichler)
Rapper Black Milk, born Curtis Eugene Cross, released Fever, his sixth studio album, via Mass Appeal Records and Computer Ugly on Feb. 23. Black Milk is now on tour, and he stops at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 2.
MC50 (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
“Yeah, kick out the jams/
I done kicked ’em out!”
Brother Wayne Kramer co-founded the MC5, which released their debut album, Kick Out the Jams, in 1969. With the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams approaching, Wayne gathered some musicians to tour the music of the MC5, and the resulting MC50 supergroup performs at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 11. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Bettye LaVette performs at the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival on Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo by Leilah Thiel)
R&B singer Bettye LaVette graced The Hamilton with her divine presence on Saturday. Looking much younger than her 72 years, fit and trim, Bettye performed with bountiful energy and flawless style.
Bettye LaVette (Photo by Marina Chavez)
Legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette released Things Have Changed, her 10th studio album, on March 30. On the new record, Bettye tackles the songs of Bob Dylan as only she can. And now, she will perform them live in a show at The Hamilton on Saturday, May 19.
Flint Eastwood performs at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
If you had a rough day this past Friday and needed an energy boost, you should have stopped at U Street Music Hall to see Flint Eastwood. Based out of Detroit, Flint Eastwood frontwoman Jax Anderson showed off her skills and how to command a stage. She made sure that she had everyone’s attention during her show.