Anita Baker (Photo courtesy Blue Note Records)
Anita Baker is one of few leading R&B acts to garner critical and musical acclaim with a husky ember tone and jazzy tempo, a pleasant contrast with many of her contemporaries. These traits afforded her a 30-year career, which is now its on farewell tour — a tour that visited MGM National Harbor recently.
Too Many Zooz (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
New York City brass band Too Many Zooz call themselves a brasshouse group. That is to say, they make brass music that is also house music. Curious? You can hear them for yourself when they perform at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 22 with Big Something.
Meg Myers performs at The Anthem on Dec. 4, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Meg Myers stunned The Anthem as part of the bill for the DC101 Office Party on Tuesday, previewing the soulful pop star’s rise to bigger stages.
Sister Sparrow performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
How does such a beautifully soulful and booming voice come from such a small person? That is the question that first entered my mind when Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds took the stage recently at the iconic 9:30 Club.
Mundy (Photo by Jarrod Coleman)
Local “punk pixie” Mundy Spears sings her personal style of new wave soul at during the RAW Artists Holiday RAWK DC Showcase at the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 12. While we don’t have the full line-up of local artists on hand, Mundy always delivers an engaging show herself, and Parklife DC highly recommends you check her out.
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.
Sister Sparrow (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Sister Sparrow (the stagename of Arleigh Kincheloe) recently released a new studio album, Gold, via Thirty Tigers. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Nov. 29.