Interview: Kimbra (@ 9:30 Club, 1/30/18)

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Kimbra (Photo by Micaiah Carter)

Art pop chanteuse Kimbra, born Kimbra Lee Johnson, will perform at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  Thrilled about the New Zealand native’s return to DC, Parklife DC caught her for a telephone interview recently, and we chatted about the importance of albums, artistic inspirations, and her future ambitions!

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Music Park: Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ State Theater — 12/30/17

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Kirk Joseph plays Sousaphone for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Ottawa Jazzfest on June 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Bouchard)

The last week of 2017 will be remembered as a cold one. I’m not very fond of winter and I spend most of it grousing. So I found myself, somewhat sullen in mood, entering the State Theatre on the last Saturday before the New Year to encounter — warmth!

I’m not just talking about the toasty temperature of the State Theatre itself; I’m referring to the mood being set by the band on the stage. Dirty Dozen Brass Band (DDBB) had come to Falls Church this evening as part of their 40th Anniversary tour, and they were throwing down a piping hot musical stew of New Orleans Jazz over a bed of sizzling funk that turned this otherwise icy patch of Northern Virginia into summertime on the Bayou.

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Ticket Giveaway: Kimbra @ 9:30 Club, 1/30/18

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New Zealand musician Kimbra, born Kimbra Lee Johnson, will release Primal Heart, her third studio album, via Warner Bros. Records on Jan. 19! Then Kimbra will sweep across the stage at 9:30 Club in a show on Tuesday, Jan. 30. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Don’t Miss: Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ State Theatre, 12/30/17

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Photo by Chris Monaghan)

Formed in 1977 by Benny Jones, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The New Orleans collective is on tour with a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Saturday, Dec. 30

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Music Park: Victor Wooten @ 9:30 Club — 12/16/17

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Victor Wooten performs at Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin on April 1, 2017. (photo by Nick Radcliffe)

Victor Wooten is one of the best musicians on this earth. On Saturday, a packed 9:30 Club got to enjoy Victor’s talent on full display.

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Don’t Miss: Victor Wooten Trio @ 9:30 Club, 12/16/17

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Victor Wooten Trio (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Victor Wooten released TRYPNOTYX, his 10th solo studio album, on Sept. 8, and he’s touring with Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini, who worked with him on that album, as the Victor Wooten Trio. The gents perform at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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Snapshots: The Roots @ MGM National Harbor — 8/13/17

The Roots 55 Black Thought (foreground) and Questlove (background) perform with The Roots at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Roots will soon release End Game, their 12th studio album, marking an extremely productive run for the house band for The Tonight Show. The nine-man ensemble, led by vocalist Black Thought and drummer Questlove, have been touring regularly lately, and they dropped by MGM National Harbor for an exciting show on Sunday, Aug. 13.

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