Snapshots: of Montreal @ 9:30 Club — 3/2/20

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Kevin Barnes fronts of Montreal at 9:30 Club on March 2, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Of Montreal appeared at 9:30 Club recently for a different kind of show. You see, frontman Kevin Barnes fell in love. And with that, he’s been a bit more carefree, a bit more open, and a bit more himself. That inner self shined brightly at 9:30 Club, and Katherine Gaines captured this glory on film.

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Live Review: Drive-By Truckers @ 9:30 Club — 2/28/20

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Drive-By Truckers perform at Stubb’s BBQ on April 8, 2017. (Photo by Marshall Foster)

You might expect that Drive-By Truckers frontment Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, who are known for taking outspoken, forceful positions, would have a lot to say on stage. But on their first of two nights playing the 9:30 Club Friday, they mostly let their songs — 30 of them, a two-and-a-half-hour set — do the talking.

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Snapshots: Trippie Redd feat. Kodie Shane and BlocBoy JB @ Echostage — 2/16/20


Trippie Redd performs at Echostage on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Atlanta rapper Kodie Shane joined Trippie Redd on a tour stop at Echostage recently on the heels of releasing a new single, “No Rap Kap,” featuring Trippie. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show, which also featured BlocBoy JB!

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Ticket Giveaway: Algiers @ Black Cat, 3/12/20

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Algiers (Photo by Christian Högstedt)

Post-punk meets gospel? You don’t need faith to believe, my friends, as we have the living proof with Atlanta quartet Algiers! Frontman Franklin James Fisher and company return to their favorite place to perform in DC, the Black Cat, on Thursday, March 12!

You can win a pair of tickets to see the show with Parklife DC.

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Live Review: EarthGang and Mick Jenkins @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/12/20

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EarthGang performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 12, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)

The most courageous and enlightening part about the journey of life is the opportunity to understand more about yourself and more about what you’re capable of achieving. Self reflection goes beyond merely listing the positives and negatives of your daily pursuit. You have to activate change. You have to “spread love,” and one of the best examples in hip hop of activating destiny is Atlanta rap duo EarthGang and their Welcome To Mirrorland Tour.

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Live Review: Lil Baby w/ Rod Wave @ The Anthem — 1/23/20

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Lil Baby performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo by AJ Waugh)

One dollar bills rained down on the crowd as Lil Baby hit the stage for a sold-out DC crowd recently at The Anthem along with opening act Rod Wave. Baby got the people bouncing from the minute he came out performing the Drake featured “Yes Indeed” followed by other older songs that helped establish him such as “My Dawg” and “Freestyle” while the money fell into the crowd.

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Preview: Lil Baby @ The Anthem, 1/23/20

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Lil Baby (Photo by Vxsionary)

Dominique Armani Jones, better known as Lil Baby, released Harder Than Ever, his debut studio album, in 2018 via 4 Pockets Full, Wolfpack Music Group, Quality Control Music, Motown, and Capitol Records. The trap superstar-in-the-making now performs at The Anthem on Jan. 23.

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