Livestream Preview: Jahn Rome @ Caged Byrd Series, 4/2/20

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Jahn Rome (Photo courtesy Eventbrite)

Jahn Rome, in conversation with his close friend and collaborator Fabrizio, previews new music, discussing this current moment as it relates to the artistic and creative communities in the DC metro area on Instagram on Thursday, April 2.

DC-area hip hop artist Jahn appears as part of Songbyrd Music House’s new live-streaming series, Caged Byrd.

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Snapshots: Lil Tjay @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/4/20


Lil Tjay performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 4, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Tione Jayden Merritt, better known as Lil Tjay, lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on tour in support of his debut album, True 2 Myself! Chris Castillo got some pictures of the new sensation.

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Live Review: Tank & The Bangas @ The Anthem — 2/29/20

Tank and the Bangas - The Anthem DC - 02.29.20 3Tank and the Bangas performs at The Anthem on Feb. 29, 2020. (Photos by Casey Vock.)

There’s something invincible and miraculous about a musical act that never really fit into a specific genre and probably never will.

But it’s tough to understand where a record store clerk might slot albums from the Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas, an inexplicably fascinated posse of musicians who about eight years ago in the birthplace of jazz — the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans — and have become one of the hottest acts on tour today.

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Snapshots: G Herbo @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/3/20


G Herbo performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Herbert Randall Wright III, better known as G Herbo, released PTSD, his fourth album via Machine Entertainment Group and Epic Records a few weeks ago. Only a few days ago, G Herbo commanded the stage at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show.

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Live Review: Young Dolph and Key Glock @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/1/20

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Young Dolph & Key Glock perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 1, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)

Class is in session! Welcome to the No Rules Tour, led by Memphis OG Young Dolph and his cousin-slash-protégé Key Glock. A trap-rap classroom that teaches us how to stay down for the homies, never forget where you came from, ask for forgiveness instead of permission, and above all else, KEEP IT REAL!

Almost a year removed from their 2019 street-certified surprise collaboration Dum & Dummer, a project inundated with gritty punchlines and witty banter over 22 tracks, the two Ten-a-key (Tennessee) rappers enthusiastically embarked on a nationwide tour with a stop here in the DMV recently at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

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Preview: Tank and the Bangas @ The Anthem, 2/29/20

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Tank and the Bangas (Photo by Gus Bennett Jr.)

Last year, Tank and the Bangas made their major label studio debut with Green Balloon. The band quickly blew up, scoring a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The R&B group is now on tour opening for The Revivalists, and you should arrive early to see them when they perform at The Anthem on Saturday, Feb. 29.

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