Don’t Miss: The Fleshtones @ U Street Music Hall, 10/20/17

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Fleshtones (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Last year, The Fleshtones celebrated 40 years since they first stood up on a stage at CBGB’s and played their memorable garage rock. On Friday, Oct. 20, catch them at U Street Music Hall.

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Snapshots: A$AP Mob @ Echostage — 9/27/17

ASAP_Mob_76 A$AP Mob perform at Echostage on Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

A$AP Mob rolled into DC to play a high-energy show at Echostage on Thursday, following the release of Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, their second studio album, on Aug. 25 via A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. Parklife DC’s Chris Castillo was there to capture a lot of pix!

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Music Park: Rainer Maria @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/28/17

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Rainer Maria brings magic to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sept. 28, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Some shows are good, some shows are great, and some have the power to simply lift spirits. Rainer Maria brought what can only be described as a feeling of homecoming on Thursday at the Rock & Roll Hotel (even though the band originally formed in Madison, Wisconsin, and reformed together in New York after years of living in various corners of the globe).

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Don’t Miss: A$AP Mob @ Echostage, 9/27/17

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A$AP Mob (Photo courtesy RCA Records)

A$AP Mob released Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, their second studio album, on Aug. 25 via A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. The New York rap collective rarely perform together in one space, but A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, and others have joined forces for the sweeping Too Cozy Tour to play their new songs with a stop at Echostage on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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Music Park: CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers @ Capital One Arena — 8/9/17

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Nile Rodgers performs at Capital One Arena in DC on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

With a smile on his face and a guitar in his hands, Nile Rodgers strode onto stage at the newly renamed Capital One Arena on a double bill with Earth, Wind & Fire on Wednesday to give us the gift of dance.

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Don’t Miss: Earth Wind & Fire + CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers @ Verizon Center, 8/9/17

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Earth Wind & Fire dance at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

If you ever have heard Philip Bailey sing, you know what an amazing voice the gent has. But I would say you really have to see him live to get the full effect of how he turns on a dime to raise a falsetto and drop it into a baritone, such as when he sings “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” made famous by Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. Thankfully, you have an opportunity to do just that as Philip’s powerhouse disco and funk group Earth, Wind & Fire are here in DC Wednesday, Aug. 9, for a show at Verizon Center.

And even better, they are teaming up with their contemporary Nile Rodgers, who is bringing the CHIC collective along with him.

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Music Park: Diana Ross @ Wolf Trap — 7/25/17

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Diana Ross performs at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, on July 8, 2013. (Photo by Claudio Poblete)

Diana Ross arrived on the stage at Wolf Trap as the personification of 25 years of popular music packed into a regal package. The nearly sold-out show, attended by people of all races and generations available, roared heartily throughout the ensuing show-stopping performance.

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