Snapshots: Isaiah Rashad @ U Street Music Hall — 2/2/17

Isaiah Rashad 07 Isaiah Rashad performs at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 2, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Isaiah Rashad of Top Dawg Entertainment stopped by U Street Music Hall on Thursday to rap for an enthusiastic sold-out audience. His “Lil Sunny Tour” came to DC with special guests Lance Skiiiwalker and Jay IDK.

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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

The Reminders @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 12/16/2016
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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