Don’t Miss: Beach Slang @ Black Cat, 3/24/17

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Beach Slang (Photo by Charlie Lowe)

The new and improved Beach Slang returned to the United States last night, and they are making a beeline to DC to open for Minus the Bear at Black Cat on Friday, March 24. The show is sold out, but make sure to arrive early for Beach Slang if you’re already going!

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Don’t Miss: Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears @ Verizon Center, 6/26/17

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Daryl Hall and John Oates (Photo by Mick Rock)

Daryl Hall and John Oates broke through in the early ’70s with undeniably catchy songs of blue-eyed soul, and went on to create 18 studio albums, selling more than 40 million records. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears for Fears in the early ’80s, creating alternative synthpop, which also produced #1 hits (they had two while Hall and Oates had six, if we are keeping count).

The Americans and the Englishmen were both very popular in the mid-1980s, as their songs climbed the charts and their videos were in heavy rotation on MTV. Now, the two bands are touring together, and they perform at the Verizon Center in DC on Monday, June 26.

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Music Park: Jazmine Sullivan @ Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/14/17

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Jazmine Sullivan performs at the Apollo Theatre in New York City on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo by Siris)

The seductive power of Teddy Pendergrass. The gospel grit of Patti Labelle. The vocal command of Jill Scott. These Philadelphia R&B influences form the soulful foundation of Jazmine Sullivan. The nine-time Grammy-nominated artist graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with the tone of less is more, demonstrating the power, range, and agility of her voice last Tuesday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Modern Baseball @ 9:30 Club, 3/21/17

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Feb. 21 Update: Unfortunately, Modern Baseball have canceled their upcoming tour.

From Jake Ewald on Facebook:

Hey everybody, Jake here. As much as it pains me to say this, we have decided to cancel our upcoming U.S. tour dates and festival appearances to take a break from Modern Baseball for a little while. If you already bought tickets for the tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Over the past few months the band has become an immense source of anxiety for me, and it wasn’t until I opened up to Sean, Ian, and Brendan about it that we realized we were all feeling the same way. The project we started as a source of joy and positive expression had become something that was slowly eating away at our mental health and our friendships. We have been championing the importance of mental health for a while now, and we recently realized that it would be wrong for us to ignore our own health any longer. Please know that we don’t take a tour cancellation lightly, and under any other circumstances we would not even consider it an option, but in this instance we have to put our health and friendships first. You’ve supported us unconditionally throughout this crazy ride and we could never thank you enough. We never really learned how to do this whole “rock band” thing the right way, but you kept coming to the shows and talking to us and assuring us that we’d figure it out sooner or later. We could not have done any of this without you. Be honest with those you love and don’t be afraid to lean on them when you need to. Odds are they’ll need to lean on you pretty soon too.

With all the love in the world,
MOBO

Philadelphia emo quartet Modern Baseball released their third album last year, and they have been touring quite a lot. In March, they launch a new US tour that includes a stop at 9:30 Club on March 21.

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Don’t Miss: Jazmine Sullivan @ Fillmore Silver Spring, 2/14/17

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Jazmine Sullivan (Photo by Shane McCauley)

Rumor has it that Jazmine Sullivan may release a new self-titled album, her fourth, in 2017.

But meanwhile, Jazmine is still riding high on her third album, Reality Show, which dropped a little over two years ago via RCA Records. The Philadelphia contralto has a few concert dates on the calendar, including a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

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