Preview: Tank and the Bangas @ The Anthem, 2/29/20

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Tank and the Bangas (Photo by Gus Bennett Jr.)

Last year, Tank and the Bangas made their major label studio debut with Green Balloon. The band quickly blew up, scoring a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The R&B group is now on tour opening for The Revivalists, and you should arrive early to see them when they perform at The Anthem on Saturday, Feb. 29.

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Live Review: Big Freedia w/ Low Cut Connie @ 9:30 Club — 10/29/19

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Big Freedia performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 29, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

What’s more New Orleans than a crawfish boil and king cake? Bounce music! The uninhibited twist on hip-hop is as beloved in NOLA as Go-Go in the nation’s capital. Freddie Ross, Jr., better known as Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), recently showed a packed 9:30 Club why he’s the “Queen of Bounce.”

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Snapshots: Lloyd @ Howard Theatre — 10/26/19


Lloyd performs at the Howard Theatre on Oct. 26, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

R&B singer Lloyd Polite, Jr., known best as simply Lloyd, last year released Tru, his fifth studio album, via Young Goldie Music and Empire Distribution. Lloyd dropped by the Howard Theatre recently for an unplugged show, and Chris Castillo was there to get some pictures.

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Preview: Big Freedia w/ Low Cut Connie @ 9:30 Club, 10/29/19

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Big Freedia (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Freddie Ross, better known as Big Freedia, released 3rd Ward Bounce, her latest EP, last year, and she’s on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Oct. 29. All of this is totally appropriate as the Queen of Bounce brings high spirits and funky dance moves to DC once again.

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Live Review: Trombone Shorty @ Wolf Trap — 8/22/19

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews performing on stage at Wolf Trap, Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss / aristrauss.com)

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue delivered a powerful performance at Wolf Trap recently, capping an evening of music that included sets by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and R&B artist Jessy Wilson.

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Snapshots: Jon Batiste @ The Anthem — 6/15/19

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Jon Batiste performs at The Anthem his band, Stay Human, on June 15, 2019. The performance occurred during the 15th Annual DC JazzFest. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Anyone who watches late-night television likely knows Jon Batiste. He and his band, Stay Human, are the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band paid a visit to DC recently to perform as a headline act at The Anthem during the 15th annual DC JazzFest.

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Snapshots: Jon Cleary @ The Hamilton Live — 3/5/19

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Jon Cleary performs at The Hamilton on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary and his band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, brought their Mardi Gras vibe to DC recently for a Fat Tuesday celebration at The Hamilton Live.

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Ticket Giveaway: Galactic @ 9:30 Club, 2/15/19

Galactic Galactic (Photo by Melissa Stewart)

Galactic will release Already Ready Already on Feb 8 via their own Tchoup-Zilla Records through Thirty Tigers. Soon after, the collective appear for two nights at 9:30 Club, and you can win tickets to go to the first of those nights on Friday, Feb. 15.

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