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 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.
Maurice White was one of the mighty musicians who fell in 2016, marking a catastrophic year for music fans. But the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire already had retired from making music. His bandmates Philip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson carried on without him in 2013 to release a 20th full-length album, Now, Then & Forever.
With Maurice gone, Earth, Wind & Fire launch a tour of material old and new, starting at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 18.
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.
Rumor has it that Jazmine Sullivan may release a new self-titled album, her fourth, in 2017.
But meanwhile, Jazmine is still riding high on her third album, Reality Show, which dropped a little over two years ago via RCA Records. The Philadelphia contralto has a few concert dates on the calendar, including a stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
“Brother Thomas, where is my mirror?” demands Morris Day.
In a snap, Thomas Austin swoops up a large mirror for Morris, who peers into it to adjust his hair and suit while preparing to perform for a good crowd at The Howard Theatre on Saturday night. The audience delights in the theatric exchange, which echoes a famous scene by Morris in “Purple Rain,” the 1984 movie in which Morris portrayed the rival to Prince’s “The Kid.”
It’s been nearly six years since a new solo album from DC R&B superstar Ginuwine. He’s been slowly working on an eighth studio album, tentatively known as “Same Ol’ G…the Bachelor,” referring both to the title of his debut album and his recent divorce.
While Ginuwine may not yet have a new album, he’s certainly been busy, and he’s putting up a concert performance at The Howard Theatre on Friday, Jan. 27.
He was the first modern pop musician to embrace reinvention, moving deftly across genres and lending his incredible voice to glam, soul, new wave, and industrial.
David Bowie would have turned 70 on Sunday. He passed away a year ago yesterday. In DC this week, various events have celebrated his life and legacy. We’ll continue that celebration tomorrow night at Dodge City with a monthly edition of our DJ party, Careless Memories: Happy Birthday, David Bowie.