Livestream Preview: José James and Taali @ Noon Chorus, 8/13/20

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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.

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Snapshots: Fitz and The Tantrums @ The Anthem — 2/14/20

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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!

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Live Review: Raphael Saadiq @ 9:30 Club — 2/9/20

RaphaelSaadiq1 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.

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Preview: Fitz and The Tantrums @ The Anthem, 2/14/20

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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.

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Preview: Raphael Saadiq @ 9:30 Club, 2/8 + 2/9/20

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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!

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Live Review: Yuna @ City Winery — 1/29/20

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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.

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Live Review: Fitz and The Tantrums @ Conrad Washington, DC — 11/8/19

FitzTantrums15 Michael Fitzpatrick fronts Fitz and The Tantrums at the Conrad Washington, DC, on Nov. 8, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Fitz and The Tantrums came to town for a private show recently, and the band got things cooking behind the scenes and on the stage for an exclusive party at the Conrad Hilton Hotel Washington, DC.

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