Snapshots: The Internet @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/3/18

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Syd fronts The Internet at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Internet downloaded into The Fillmore Silver Spring for two nights of funky music on the Hive Mind Tour earlier this week, and Chris Castillo caught the jam-packed action on the first night.

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Live Review: Esperanza Spalding @ The Lincoln Theatre — 12/1/18

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Esperanza Spalding performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Esperanza Spalding put a spell on DC’s Lincoln Theatre recently — 12 spells to be exact. The four-time Grammy award-winning bassist and vocalist spent an evening weaving incantations from her recently released album, 12 Little Spells.

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Don’t Miss: Dawn @ Sixth & I, 12/6/18

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Dawn (Photo by Robert Arnold)

On the heels of a DK3 Danity Kane reunion tour, DAWN (formerly known as Dawn Richard) will release a new album, titled New Breed, on Jan. 25 via Local Action/Our Dawn Entertainment. Prior to that, she will drop by Sixth & I as opener for Kimbra on Thursday, Dec. 6, in an intimate solo show.

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Music Park: Allen Stone @ 9:30 Club — 11/21/18

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Allen Stone performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

Over his past three albums, Allen Stone has proven himself as a deeply personal and honest songwriter. On Thanksgiving Eve, Allen Stone gave everyone in attendance at the 9:30 Club a little bit more to be thankful for by turning his sold out show into what felt like an intimate coffee shop performance. The Washington state native exuded a level of comfort as though he were hanging out with just a few of his closest friends, sharing personal stories and life philosophies.

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Music Park: Phony Ppl @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/21/18

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Phony Ppl performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Can abstract soul and hardcore hip hop exist in the same space? It did for a night when the two opposing aesthetics were paired for a show at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Brooklyn hip-hop soul band Phony Ppl opened for gangster rapper Pusha T on Nov. 21, allowing Phony Ppl to capitalize on the buzz from their latest album mō’zā-ik (2018) and expand their fan base.

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