Preview: Chromeo @ Lincoln Theatre, 5/19/19

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Chromeo (Photo courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Funk duo Chromeo announced their fist ever live band shows earlier this year, presenting 90 minutes of expanded sound. The band said it will record the upcoming shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis for a live album, but first Chromeo brings the show to the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 19.

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Snapshots: Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ The Soundry — 5/5/19

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed performs at The Soundry on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Eli “Paperboy” Reed headlined a pair of shows over last weekend at DC’s The Hamilton and its sister venue, The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland. The Brooklyn-based artist recently released a new album, 99 Cent Dreams on April 19 via Yep Roc Records, and he is on tour to promote it.

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Live Review: Natalie Prass @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 4/19/19

4.19.19, Natalie Prass @ RnR Hotel Natalie Prass at the Rock and Roll Hotel on April 19, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Last summer, Natalie Prass released The Future and the Past, a record replete with grooves that somehow fuses all of the old sounds on which my mother raised me — R&B, soul, a touch of funk — and makes it feel modern, current. She took those grooves to a show at the Rock and Roll Hotel recently.

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Ticket Giveaway: Parachute @ 9:30 Club, 5/1/19

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Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) formed Parachute more than a decade ago when they were still in high school. Now the gents from Charlottesville will release a new self-titled album on May 10 via Thirty Tigers. Parachute performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 1, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

Update: Parachute has sweetened the deal — our winner also gets their picture taken with the band at 9:30 Club!

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