Music Park: Jacob Banks @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 2/3/17

Jacob Banks 10 Jacob Banks sings at Rock and Roll Hotel on Feb. 3, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Jacob Banks has a powerful, bluesy voice that takes front and center when he sings. He is a man you could count on alternatively to plead your case to a lover or to put your enemies on notice.

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Don’t Miss: LÉON @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 2/3/17

LEON
LÉON (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)

Swedish singer LÉON (born Lotta Lindgren) has been releasing a series of singles that puts forward her full, soulful voice as she heads toward her first full-length release on Columbia Records. You can hear what the buzz is all about yourself when she comes to the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Feb. 3.

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Snapshots: Drab Majesty @ Rock & Roll Hotel — 1/25/17

Drab Majesty @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 1/25/2017
Drab Majesty performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Dab Majesty expanded from a solo project to a duo last year, and Deb Demure and Mona D came to DC on Wednesday to open for Cold Cave at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (Read our Parklife DC review of Cold Cave’s show.)

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Music Park: Cold Cave @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/25/17

Cold Cave @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 1/25/2017 Wesley Eisold of Cold Cave sings at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Cold Cave open their show Wednesday night at DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel with “Love Comes Close,” coincidentally the song that first initiated my interest in the band. For the duration of their opener, the look of the stage is appropriately understated.

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Music Park: Steve Gunn @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/20/17

Steve Gunn 05 Steve Gunn performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017.

Steve Gunn came to DC with Lee Renaldo on Friday mostly to mourn the results of the election. He began his set with “Old Strange,” a song from his 2013 album Time Off, which was about the surprise death of a friend.

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