The Purple Xperience performs at Maryland Live! Center Stage on Dec. 7, 2017.
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain
Well, The Purple Xperience brought the purple rain as they bathed casino-goers in their purple sound in an impressive tribute to Prince at Maryland Live! Center Stage at the casino in Hanover, Maryland, on Thursday.
Jaws of Love performs at DC9 on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)
Los Angeles indie rock band Local Natives have released three acclaimed albums, and vocalist and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer remains a critical component of the band’s infectious sound. He’s also gone solo, however, and he visited DC9 on Dec. 6 as Jaws of Love to perform songs from the project’s debut album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano. Parklife DC’s Isaiah Hattix snapped pix of Jaws of Love in concert.
The Purple Xperience is a tribute to Prince, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The five-man band will visit Maryland Live! Center Stage to perform the songs of Prince on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Tokimonsta (Photo by John Michael Fulton)
Recently we traveled to DC gem U Street Music Hall, where we heard Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, bless our eardrums with harmonic bass-driven sounds! Her debut album, Midnight Menu was a hit and seven years later, she’s still at it.
Alison Moyet performs at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Sept. 11, 2017.
At one point during her show, Alison Moyet shared memories of her mother to a sold-out house at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth and I on Monday night. The British chanteuse misses her mother dearly, she intimated, but she could never escape the matron’s fierce protection of proper grammar.
“I would write her letters and send a red pen because I knew she would mark them up anyway,” Alison said with a sly smile.
Maternal perfection and remembrances combined in Alison’s lush new song “The English U” from her terrific new album Other, the release of which in June via Cooking Vinyl inspired a world tour — the North American leg of which launched in Washington, DC, on Sept. 11.
Tokimonsta (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, will release Lune Rouge, her third full-length album, on Oct. 6 via Young Art Records. She’ll be on tour at the time, and that tour will bring her to U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Tank (Photo courtesy Howard Theatre)
This fall, R&B singer Tank will release his eighth studio album Savage via Atlantic Records. He will launch the Savage Tour on Sept. 5, and that tour brings him to the Howard Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8.
The venerable Afghan Whigs released In Spades, their eighth studio album, in May via Sub Pop Records. Their accompanying tour hits 9:30 Club on Saturday, Sept. 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey, and B. David Whitworth sing with Earth, Wind, & Fire at Capital One Arena on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)
Earth, Wind & Fire swept into the Verizon Center, newly renamed Capital One Arena that very same day, and dazzled a large crowd on their 2054 Tour on a double bill with Nile Rodgers and CHIC on last Wednesday.
Izzy Bizu sings at FedEx Field on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.
Soul singer Izzy Bizu charmed the early audience during Coldplay’s concert at FedEx Field on Sunday, treating the gathering crowd to upbeat R&B numbers with passion and grace.