Jungle perform at The Anthem on Oct. 4, 2021. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
The most remarkable thing about Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland is that they seem like two very approachable and laidback — if more hip than most — guys who would be really cool to chat with over a few pints.
Their breezy demeanor, however, hides the fact that the two Brits are fine tunesmiths who have a keen ear for hooks and beats in their work as electronic duo Jungle. As evidence, Jungle pulled a host of those tunes from their three studio albums at The Anthem recently, spinning the crowded venue into dancefloor mania with their upbeat and funky music.
Jungle (Photo by Filmawi)
Out now on Caiola Records/AWAL, Jungle’s acclaimed new album Loving in Stereo debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Electronic Albums chart while also peaking at No. 3 on Independent Albums.
The British electronic funk duo now perform at The Anthem in DC on Monday, Oct. 4.
José James (Photo by Janette Beckman)
Rainbow Blonde Records presents a special livestream with José James and Taali from the legendary Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York via NoonChorus on Thursday, Aug. 13.
Live performances include José’s future soul album No Beginning No End 2 (which features Aloe Blacc, Ledisi & Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Lizz Wright, Erik Truffaz, Hindi Zahra, Taali & more) and Taali’s Were You Busy Writing Your Heart Out? EP — both released earlier this year on Rainbow Blonde Records.
Kali Uchis (Photo by Amber Asaly)
Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Kali Uchis shares the video for “Aquí Yo Mando” featuring Rico Nasty, directed by Phillipa Price. The song, produced by Tainy, is from Uchis’ forthcoming second studio album, her first Spanish language project.
Fitz and The Tantrums perform at The Anthem on Feb. 14, 2020. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/ Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Fitz and The Tantrums performed at The Anthem recently in support of All the Feels, the band’s fourth studio album, and our friend Ben Eisendrath was there to shoot the show!
Raphael Saddiq performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by David LaMason)
A few years ago, I was a commuter, making the trip from Baltimore to DC every day through rush hour traffic and some time on my hands while stuck in that bumper-to-bumper grind. My one saving grace was this album, “Stone Rollin'” that I became obsessed with. It felt old but in a new way — bright production with an old soul.
I knew of Raphael Saadiq’s group in the late 80’s, Tony! Toni! Toné! due to my brother’s R&B CDs (I was more of a punk rock youngster myself), but there was something about Saadiq’s solo work that clicked with me.
Fitz and The Tantrums (Photo courtesy Donovan Public Relations)
Neo-soul band Fitz and The Tantrums released All the Feels, the band’s fourth studio album, last year via Elektra Records. The six-member group performs their biggest show in DC to date with a concert at The Anthem on Friday, Feb. 14.
Raphael Saadiq (Photo by Aaron Rapoport)
Raphael Saadiq released Jimmy Lee, his fifth studio album, last year, and he’s launched a winter tour in support of it. Raphael appears at 9:30 Club for two shows on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. General admission for the Saturday show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday!
Yuna performs at City Winery on Jan. 29, 2020. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Yuna appeared in a special acoustic tour throughout City Winery venues across the country recently. And lucky for DC, it was the last stop on her Rouge Tour. Yuna made this intimate occasion such a pleasure and the audience got a better sense of the thoughts behind her music with commentary throughout the set.
Todrick Hall performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 10, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Flanked by eight stunning dancers, Todrick Hall (in full drag) brought the production value of the videos he’s known for to Baltimore Soundstage recently.