MGMT (Photo by Brad Elterman)
Last month, I reviewed a terrific live show by The Wombats at 9:30 Club. The show sold out in a heartbeat, the band were enthused, the audience went nuts—it was a good time.
But I wouldn’t even know who The Wombats were if I hadn’t first heard them at Liberation Dance Party at DC9.
Shamir heats up the U Street Music Hall Dec. 15, 2017 (Photo by David LaMason)
Over the past year, Shamir Bailey, who records and performs under his first name, produced two entire albums. The first was a self released 12-track album entitled Hope earlier in the year. It’s filled with raw pop, punk, and even country gems that, according to the Soundcloud description, was written and recorded in a weekend. The second, Revelations, released on Father/Daughter Records, was delivered a mere seven months later in November. Both records are a significant change from the slick production of Ratchet but are more potent both lyrically and sonically than that LP.
Claude VonStroke (Photo courtesy the artist)
Not too long ago, I was pleased to have been graced with some of the boldest sounds of house. Dirtybird, the illustrious house music label, has been around for almost 20 years, holstering 60 artists. Last month, they blessed us with a tag team set from five of their stars, including Ardalan, Walker & Royce, Justin Martin, Shiba San, and their founder Claude VonStroke. The crowd was anxious to see this jam packed session of music at Echostage.
Flosstradamus (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
As we approach Christmas, things sometimes get a little sleepy in DC — but not this year! As evidence, trap titan Flosstradamus is coming to town right after Santa to spin a big set at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 28. Floss arrives on his Flosstradamus: In Hi-Def Tour, celebrating his 2017 Ultra Music single “How You Gon’ Do That” featuring Cara and other new music.
Shamir (Photo by Jason MacDonald)
Shamir published Revelations, his third studio album, on Nov. 3, 2017 via Father/Daughter Records. He’s touring in support of it, and he visits U Street Music Hall on Friday, Dec. 15.
MK (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)
In September, Detroit producer MK released “17,” his latest single, and it has since been steadily building momentum. To date, the track has garnered more than 6.5 million streams on Spotify — and it may be set to enter the Top #20 of the UK Singles charts. At the very moment of this success, MK drops into DC to perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Shaun Frank (Photo courtesy 2+2 Mgmt)
Once, Shaun Frank was a part of a band named Crowned King and only due to a lot of minor hiccups, they disbanded and he followed a new path as an electronic music DJ.
And The former Canadian frontman of a rock band recently showcased his ability to take a crowd by storm when he took center stage in the Nation’s Capital at Echostage on Friday, Oct. 27.