Live Review: Tobe Nwigwe @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 4/8/19

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Tobe Nwigwe performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

How do you make purpose popular without coming off preachy? First, you learn how to rock a crowd. That’s exactly what Houston rapper Tobe Nwigwe (pronounced nuh-wee-gweh) did during a recent show at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

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Around Town: The Wammies @ Lincoln Theatre — 3/31/19

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Jeffrey Tribble Jr., Executive Director of The MusicianShip, addresses the Butterfly Bash in 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The MusicianShip, a nonprofit dedicated to providing music education to DC youth, sponsored its first Wammie Awards, recently choosing “the best of the best” among DC musicians for recognition to continue the mission of the dissolved Washington Area Music Association.

As editor of Parklife DC, I was a judge and a presenter for the 2019 Wammie Awards at the Lincoln Theatre on March 31, and I’m pleased to provide the full list of winners.

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Preview: Trippie Redd @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 3/11/19

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Trippie Redd (Photo courtesy Caroline Records)

Michael Lamar White IV, better known as Trippie Redd, will perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, March 11. The rapper rescheduled the show on his Life’s a Trip Tour after catching the flu last month! He’s hot off the release of his debut album, Life’s a Trip, and third mixtape, A Love Letter to You 3, both released last year via Caroline Records.

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Preview: Ice Cube @ The Anthem, 3/7/19

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Ice Cube (Photo courtesy Represent)

Editor’s note: We have been informed that this show has been canceled. — Parklife DC, 3/1/19

Rapper, writer, and actor Ice Cube released Everythang’s Corrupt, his 10th solo album, not long ago via Lench Mob and Interscope Records. With somewhat short notice, he launched a major tour, and he’s heading to The Anthem on Thursday, March 7 for what is sure to be a very good show.

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Live Review: Vince Staples @ 9:30 Club — 2/23/19

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The Smile You’re on Camera Tour with Vince Staples stopped by at the 9:30 Club for a two-night run with Armani White and Buddy. It was a weird drizzly night on Saturday for the second night of this stop, but that wasn’t going to stop the sold-out crowd from coming and showing out. Continue Reading

Live Review: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals @ MGM National Harbor — 2/20/19

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Anderson .Paak performs at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Federal government offices in DC closed for a day due to snow recently, but icy evening conditions didn’t deter fans from venturing out to see Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The sold-out show at the MGM National Harbor was part of the “Andy’s Beach Club World Tour” that kicked off earlier this month.

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