Suzi Wu performs at DC9 on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/ Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
There’s something very reassuring about Suzi Wu, the rising UK grime artist who is currently touring through the United States for the first time. She wore an easy confidence, and although she is really quite young, she seemed really very certain of herself in an entertaining show at DC9 recently.
Lizzo rules the stage at 9:30 Club on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ AmbientEye.com)
A booty-shaking self-help seminar: The Lizzo Experience.
Peewee Longway performs at the Howard Theatre on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Rapper Peewee Longway, born Quincy Lamont Williams, dropped by the Howard Theatre recently for a performance. Chris Castillo shot the show.
Santigold performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Flashback to more than 10 years ago, you could’ve caught me singing “L.E.S Artistes” by Santigold on repeat on my iPod — but that song came to life recently at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Santigold: 10 Years Golder Tour featured the full self-titled debut album for an eager crowd, ready to soak up the nostalgia feels of her album and other songs too.
The GZA performs at the Howard Theatre on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
GZA, aka The Genius, aka “the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan” stopped at the Howard Theatre in DC recently to perform his highly acclaimed second solo studio album Liquid Swords, and I was there to take some photos.
J.I.D performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)
East Atlanta rapper J.I.D recently kicked off the second leg of the Catch Me If You Can Tour. The latest member of J. Cole’s seemingly unstoppable Dreamville Records label performed for a sold-out audience at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.
Santigold (Photo by Craig Wetherby)
In commemoration of the recent 10th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, Santigold will come to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, May 6, on her 10 Years Golder Tour. She’ll perform her debut album in its entirety, along with songs from throughout her career, including off her latest mixtape-style album I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.