Don’t Miss: The Soul Rebels feat. GZA and Talib Kweli @ 9:30 Club, 3/29/18

The Soul Rebels (Photo courtesy The Kurland Agency)

The Soul Rebels, a New Orleans ensemble bridging jazz and hip hop, perform at 9:30 Club on Thursday, March 29, with special guests GZA and Talib Kweli.

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Around Town: Crowdfunding Campaign @ Funk Parade, Now

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The 2017 Funk Parade marches through the city on May 6, 2017. (Photo by Ted Eytan)

The following press release was published by Funk Parade on March 11. Parklife DC shares it in its entirety in support of Funk Parade’s crowdfunding effort.

A longstanding DC music institution has stepped in to help save a new one.

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, the independent music and equipment retail giant which has called the DC area home for 60 years, has pledged to match new crowdfunding contributions to save the DC Funk Parade. The campaign can be found at

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Music Park: Mundy @ DC9 — 3/3/18

Mundy 16Mundy Spears performs at DC9 on March 3, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Vocalist Mundy Spears is a new wave revelation, packing a petite punch as frontwoman for a band bearing her name and backing the glam punk rocker with euphonious old-school funk.

Mundy was first up on a winning bill at DC9 on Saturday to open surf rockers High Waisted — and wow did she start the evening off right!

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Music Park: Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ State Theater — 12/30/17

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Kirk Joseph plays Sousaphone for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Ottawa Jazzfest on June 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Bouchard)

The last week of 2017 will be remembered as a cold one. I’m not very fond of winter and I spend most of it grousing. So I found myself, somewhat sullen in mood, entering the State Theatre on the last Saturday before the New Year to encounter — warmth!

I’m not just talking about the toasty temperature of the State Theatre itself; I’m referring to the mood being set by the band on the stage. Dirty Dozen Brass Band (DDBB) had come to Falls Church this evening as part of their 40th Anniversary tour, and they were throwing down a piping hot musical stew of New Orleans Jazz over a bed of sizzling funk that turned this otherwise icy patch of Northern Virginia into summertime on the Bayou.

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Don’t Miss: Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ State Theatre, 12/30/17

Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Photo by Chris Monaghan)

Formed in 1977 by Benny Jones, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The New Orleans collective is on tour with a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Saturday, Dec. 30

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Music Park: Victor Wooten @ 9:30 Club — 12/16/17

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Victor Wooten performs at Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin on April 1, 2017. (photo by Nick Radcliffe)

Victor Wooten is one of the best musicians on this earth. On Saturday, a packed 9:30 Club got to enjoy Victor’s talent on full display.

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