Rachael Price fronts Lake Street Dive at Rams Head Live on Jan. 3, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Lake Street Dive kicked off 2019 on the right foot recently with a sold-out show at Baltimore’s Rams Head Live. The show continued the band’s successful Free Yourself Up Tour, begun last summer in support of its most recent album of the same name, released in May 2018 via Nonesuch Records.
Trombone Shorty (Photo courtesy the artist)
Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Look no further than The Anthem for a night full of fantastic music as Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue take over the big stage with some help from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Trouble Funk! Catch this funky show at The Anthem on Monday, Dec. 31.
Esperanza Spalding performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Esperanza Spalding put a spell on DC’s Lincoln Theatre recently — 12 spells to be exact. The four-time Grammy award-winning bassist and vocalist spent an evening weaving incantations from her recently released album, 12 Little Spells.
The Julian Lage Trio performs at Union Stage on Nov. 28, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Julian Lage bounded onstage wearing a huge grin that never left his face the entire evening in his recent appearance at Union Stage. And for good reason — his trio thrilled on many levels: technically, musically, and emotionally. Along with his two companions, Jorge Roeder on standup bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, Julian’s set hit all the right notes, flowing like one long beautiful song, and it kept us all smiling along with him.
Esperanza Spalding (Photo by Carmen Daneshmandi)
Esperanza Spalding released 12 Little Spells, her seventh studio album, via Concord Records in October. She appears at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1 for the accompanying 12 Little Spells Tour.
Julian Lage (Photo by Nathan West)
Guitarist Julian Lage again teamed up with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wolleson to release an album, Modern Lore, via Mack Avenue Records earlier this year. The Julian Lage Trio performs at Union Stage on Wednesday, Nov. 28!
NO BS! Brass Band (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
Our blogger Ari Strauss caught NO BS! Brass Band of Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. His reaction: “Imagine legendary drummer and band leader Buddy Rich magically had a love child with funk icon George Clinton. The product would be NO BS! Brass Band.”
Sounds like a good show for the long Thanksgiving weekend, doesn’t it? We’re in luck! NO BS! Brass Band perform at the Black Cat on Saturday, Nov. 24.