Music Park: Doc Robinson @ DC9 — 9/19/17

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Doc Robinson perform live at Nelsonville Music Festival in their hometown of Columbus on June 2. (Photo courtesy the band)

Normally a bigger band, Doc Robinson arrived as a duo from Columbus, Ohio, at DC9 and played a stripped down accoustic show. They played a fantastic set on Tuesday.

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Don’t Miss: The Mynabirds @ DC9, 9/20/17

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Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

The Mynabirds, the soulful pop solo project of Laura Burhenn, released Be Here Now, a fourth studio album, via Saddle Creek on Aug. 25. Laura actually released the songs on the album as three EPs prior to collecting them on one record in order to transfer the urgency of the protest music she was making at the time. The Mynabirds now are on tour, and Laura performs at DC9 on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

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Ticket Giveaway: Broken Social Scene @ 9:30 Club, 9/20/17

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Experimental Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene released Hug of Thunder, its fifth studio album, via Arts & Crafts in July. The 17-person collective then launched a world tour that included a stop at 9:30 Club on Sept. 19. That night quickly sold out, and the band added a second show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Sept. 20. You can win tickets to attend that show with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Dru Hill @ Howard Theatre — 8/18/17

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Dru Hill perform at the Soul Train Awards in November 2016 (Photo courtesy the band)

The recent resurgence in urban fashion trends, reunion tours, and contemporary music samplings indicate that the legacy of ‘90s RnB is as potent as ever. To complement the nostalgic resurgence, the contemporary effect of social media allows for the genre to entertain a new generation of fans and revamp chart-toppers for longstanding fans. As evidence of this, 20 years into their career, Baltimore “boy band” Dru Hill hosted fans on nearly a two-hour trip to their sensual and street catalogue at the Howard Theatre on Aug. 18.

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