Snapshots: Lil Tjay @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/4/20


Lil Tjay performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 4, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Tione Jayden Merritt, better known as Lil Tjay, lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on tour in support of his debut album, True 2 Myself! Chris Castillo got some pictures of the new sensation.

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Live Review: Cam’ron @ Howard Theater — 2/20/20

Cam'ron Cam’ron (Killa Cam) celebrates the release of his album Purple Haze 2 at the Howard Theater on Feb. 20, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)

Every community has its ghost, myths, and legends. Moments and people on the timeline, whether good or bad, that define the way of life for the folks that live there. More often than not the historians that safeguard these precious stories, re-envision them using soliloquies and rhyming quips to narrate the epic events.

England has William Shakespeare — and Harlem, New York, has Cameron Giles, aka Killa Cam.

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Live Review: A$AP Ferg @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/14/19

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A$AP Ferg performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)

A$AP Ferg’s Yedi Tour rocked The Fillmore Silver Spring this past weekend in support of his latest EP, Floor Seats. After Murda Beatz warmed up the room with a DJ set, Ferg immediately sent the crowd into a frenzy starting the show off performing the EP’s title track “Floor Seats” before heading into “Coach Cartier,” “Mad Man,” and “The Mattress” from his 2018 album, Still Striving.

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Preview: A$AP Ferg @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 12/14/19

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A$AP Ferg (Photo courtesy The Fillmore Silver Spring)

A$AP Ferg recently released the Floor Seats EP via A$AP Worldwide/ Polo Grounds Music/ RCA Records. Ferg brings his Floor Seats Tour to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday, Dec. 14, to perform tracks like “Floor Seats,” “WAM,” and “Pups!”

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Book Talk: Debbie Harry @ Sixth & I — 12/4/19

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Debbie Harry and Chris Stein arrive at Sixth & I on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photos by Ari Strauss; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Debbie Harry had a memory to share of performing in DC, recalling that she was at the old 9:30 Club.

Prior to performing, Debbie left her small dog alone in the green room. She returned after her show to find the frightened dog perched upon the furniture, chased to higher ground by rats big enough to challenge her.

Debbie recounted the anecdote at Sixth & I on Wednesday while on a book talk tour to promote her memoir, Face It, which was published in October via Dey Street.

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Live Review: Willie Nile @ Jammin’ Java — 11/24/19

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Willie Nile (Photo by Christina Arrigoni)

Some musicians find their desire to make art stifled. Following a contract dispute with his original record label, Willie Nile spent a couple decades working, as he said, “a day job.” But Willie, who comes from a family of musicians — his uncles worked in vaudeville — never gave up on his dreams. He kept writing songs, and would occasionally perform on the East Coast and in Europe.

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