My second day at Firefly Music Festival exposed me to acts both familiar and new as I spent the afternoon treading along well-manicured paths from stage to stage on Saturday, June 17 to investigate the likes of Sunflower Bean, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Capitol Cities — three acts that quite captured the diversity of the artists performing at Firefly this year!
The fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic, DC’s foremost local indie pop music festival, expands to three days this year, Oct. 6-8, 2017, offering one-day lineups on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as a three-day pass. With a move to Union Market (1309 5th St. NE, DC), All Things Go Fall Classic features headliners Foster the People, Young Thug, and Galantis.
Lupe Fiasco dropped by 9:30 Club on Friday to promote his most recent album, Drogas Light, published February via 1st and 15th Productions. Chris Castillo was there to document Lupe’s show!
Australian neo-psych duo the Avalanches seemed to disappear for a long, long time prior to releasing their celebrated second album, Wildflower, in 2016 via Modular Recordings.
Despite the long delay, the new album by the Avalanches is a critical hit, and the gents are touring in the wake of it with a show at 9:30 Club on Monday, June 5. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Say what you like about R. Kelly, but the man is a hell of an entertainer.
The full-blown cultural icon was at his best (or worst, depending on your point of view) in a boisterous show at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, strutting his stuff, taking every opportunity to mingle with his female fans, and at the end of the day earnestly demonstrating that he’s got the goods, particularly with his naturally gifted voice.