Daryl Hall and John Oates (Photo by Mick Rock)
Daryl Hall and John Oates broke through in the early ’70s with undeniably catchy songs of blue-eyed soul, and went on to create 18 studio albums, selling more than 40 million records. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears for Fears in the early ’80s, creating alternative synthpop, which also produced #1 hits (they had two while Hall and Oates had six, if we are keeping count).
The Americans and the Englishmen were both very popular in the mid-1980s, as their songs climbed the charts and their videos were in heavy rotation on MTV. Now, the two bands are touring together, and they perform at the Verizon Center in DC on Monday, June 26.
Vanessa Williams (Photo courtesy The Howard Theatre)
Tomorrow night, Vanessa Williams appears in Detroit for Goodwill’s Harmonies and Hope concert, and then she makes a beeline for DC, where she will play two shows at The Howard Theatre on Friday, March 10 — at 7:30pm and 10pm!
Thundercat performs at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, March 5, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
On Feb. 24, Thundercat released his new album Drunk, a 23-track “journey into his often hilarious, sometimes dark mind,” according to record label Brainfeeder. And then came to U Street Music Hall on Sunday in an accompanying tour!
Verdine White and Philip Bailey perform with Earth, Wind & Fire at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Philip Bailey absolutely stunned me at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, when gave the full range of his voice to a sold-out crowd in The Theater.
Jazmine Sullivan (Photo by Shane McCauley)
The seductive power of Teddy Pendergrass. The gospel grit of Patti Labelle. The vocal command of Jill Scott. These Philadelphia R&B influences form the soulful foundation of Jazmine Sullivan. The nine-time Grammy-nominated artist graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with the tone of less is more, demonstrating the power, range, and agility of her voice last Tuesday.
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.
The Wood Brothers (Photo courtesy Calabro Music Media)
The Wood Brothers recorded their most recent album, Paradise, at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville, and they have been touring ever since with their next DC stop at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Feb. 11.