Don’t Miss: Willie Nile @ Jammin’ Java, 11/23/18

Willie Nile (Photo by Christina Arrigoni)

Willie Nile released Children of Paradise, his 12th studio album, this summer, and he’s bringing the new music to Jammin’ Java on Friday, Nov. 23.

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Music Park: Lucy Kaplansky @ Jammin’ Java — 11/2/18

Lucy Kaplansky performs live. (Photo by Jamie Kalikow)

Folk singer Lucy Kaplansky played to a full house of passionate fans at Jammin’ Java on Friday evening, covering old and new tunes and covers.

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Music Park: Wu-Tang Clan @ The Anthem — 11/1/18

Wu-Tang Clan performs at The Anthem on Nov. 1. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Over two decades ago, a New York rap crew delivered a roundhouse kick that would forever change hip hop. The emcees of Wu-Tang Clan melded their unique rhyme styles with gritty beats, lo-fi production, and kung-fu metaphors to create their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The Wu struck again recently. The RZA, the GZA, Young Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, Method Man, Mathematics, and Cappadonna were at DC’s The Anthem on Nov. 1 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic album.

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Don’t Miss: The Lemon Twigs @ U Street Music Hall, 11/4/18

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The Lemon Twigs (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

The Lemon Twigs, the duo of brothers Brian D’Addario and Michael D’Addario, released Go to School, their second studio album, this year. The brothers perform at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 4.

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Snapshots: Keith Sweat @ MGM National Harbor — 10/27/18

KeithSweat02 Keith Sweat performs at MGM National Harbor on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Keith Sweat released Playing for Keeps, his 13th studio album, on Oct. 26 via Red Music. The very next day, the Harlem soul singer was at MGM National Harbor for a show, and Chris Castillo got some pix.

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Music Park: Neon Gold X (w/ LPX, Broods, Marina) @ Knockdown Center (NYC) — 9/29/18

Marina 25Marina Diamandis performs at the Knockdown Center on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Vocalist Lizzy Plapinger, formerly of MS MR and now of LPX, takes DC by storm this weekend, co-curating an all-female lineup for the first day of All Things Go Fall Classic. You can see her at Eaton House Friday, and on stage on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Union Market DC. (Find more details here!)

And Lizzy is also co-founder of Neon Gold Records, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York City, with a showcase dubbed Neon Gold X. LPX performed there too, and Parklife DC caught her performance along with Broods and Marina (formerly Marina and the Diamonds).

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