Arctic Monkeys (Photo by Zackery Michael)
Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers will headline the 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival, set in The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, on June 14-17. This ever-expanding music festival makes for an easy weekend trip from DC while offering access to an all-star lineup of musical talent that also includes Odesza, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. The Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D (DJ set), and more.
General admission and VIP tickets are now onsale for the entire weekend, and daily passes recently became available as well.
Cypress Hill (Photo courtesy Primary Wave)
Groundbreaking hip hop group Cypress Hill, perhaps forever best remembered for 1994’s “Insane in the Brain,” will headline the National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds on Saturday, April 21.
Ho99o9 perform at Baltimore Soundstage on April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Rap-punk duo Ho99o9 collaborated with 3Teeth to release two songs recently — “Time’s Up” and “Lights Out.” The two Los Angeles bands then teamed up for the Lights Out America Tour, which played at Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday!
Cam (Photo courtesy BB Gun PR)
An estimated 800,000 activists marched to call for gun control laws in DC Saturday, and quite a few turned out the previous night to flood The Anthem with a night of music and messages with Stay Amped: A Concert to End Gun Violence, in a concert presented by IMP on Friday. The artists performing at The Anthem proved as diverse as those young activists.
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.
3Teeth (Photo courtesy the band)
Industrial powerhouse 3Teeth released Shutdown.exe in 2017, and rap-punk duo Ho99o9 released United States of Horror. After dropping their latest albums, the two bands teamed up to collaborate on two tracks and a tour — and that tour arrives at Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, April 8.
Lil Xan performs at U Street Music Hall on March 4, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Rapper Diego Leanos, better known as Lil Xan, entertained during a sold-out show at U Street Music Hall on Sunday. Chris Castillo was there to photograph that show!