Ticket Giveaway: G. Love & Special Sauce @ 9:30 Club, 1/29/17

GLovePressPhoto Garrett Dutton aka G. Love (Photo courtesy Mason Jar Media)

Christmas is on Sunday! While not a holiday we often associate with the blues, sometimes that’s just how Christmas goes. And sometimes only a good bluesy song can capture our mood.

Garrett Dutton aka G. Love is a blues musician who also happens to love Christmas! He recently contributed a track to Amazon Music’s Acoustic Christmas, released Nov. 22. Give a listen to G. Love’s “Merry Christmas to You” on Soundcloud:

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Snapshots: The Reminders @ 9:30 Club – 12/16/16

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The Reminders perform at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

Big Samir hails from Brussels, Belgium, and Aja Black was born in Queens, New York. Together, they are The Reminders, a hip hop/soul duo who got a lot of attention with their first two albums -– 2008’s Recollect and 2012’s Born Champions.

More immediately, The Reminders joined DC’s Thievery Corporation for a run of dates as an opening act on Thievery’s 20th anniversary tour, which ended with three sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Check out Paivi’s pictures of Thievery Corporation from Friday night’s show.)

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Ticket Giveaway: Run the Jewels @ Echostage, 1/12/17

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Run the Jewels (Photo courtesy Windish Agency)

New York City rapper El-P and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike are known together as Run the Jewels, and they are soon to launch a US tour called Run the World.

The second stop of the hip hop duo’s tour will hit DC’s Echostage on Thursday, Jan. 12 — one day before the official release of Run the Jewels 3, the duo’s third studio album, via Mass Appeal Records and RED Distribution. And you can win tickets to go see them!

Listen to “Legend Has It,” the new single by Run the Jewels from Run the Jewels 3, on YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Run the Jewels at Echostage. To win these tickets, leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to hear your favorite song by Run the Jewels.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Tickets also are available online.

Run the Jewels
w/ The Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, Cuz
Echostage
Thursday, Jan. 12
Doors @7pm
$43.45
All ages

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Don’t Miss: Jon Bellion @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 11/21/16

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Jon Bellion (Photo courtesy Capitol Music Group)

Jon Bellion co-wrote and produced “Trumpets” for Jason Derulo. He also co-wrote the 10x-Platinum hit “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna. Beyond that, he contributed vocals to Zedd’s “Beautiful Now” and B.o.B’s “Violence.”

Clearly, the gent has talent, so it was only a matter of time before he released his own album, which he did in June with his debut full-length record, The Human Condition, published on Capitol Records. He’s touring in support of that album with a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring tonight, Nov. 21. The album reached #5 on the US Billboard 200, and its lead single “All Time Low” hit #16 on the US Mainstream Top 40 at Billboard as well.

Watch the official music video for “All Time Low” by Jon Bellion on YouTube:

Of the song, Jon told Mike Wass at Idolator:

“It’s an illustration of what it feels like to be three days into a break up — the really heavy, emotional, ‘I don’t even know if I want to continue living at this point.’ I’m just being majorly honest and letting you know how horrible everything’s been since you left. I don’t think it’s a specific situation but I want it to be broad so everyone can relate to that. I think everybody’s been in that situation at least once in their life. Your first love… when that ends that’s a devastating thing to feel.”

The show is sold out but resale tickets might be available through Live Nation.

Jon Bellion
w/ Travis Mendes, Blaque Keyz, Clark Beckham
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Monday, Nov. 21
Doors @7pm
Sold out
All ages