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Concert Review: Lauv at the 9:30 Club

In his performance at the 9:30 Club on Feb. 6, emerging electro-pop artist Lauv, otherwise known as Ari Leff, showed off his phenomenal falsettos and suave dance moves to capture the crowd’s attention — and keep it. For the night, Lauv wore his heart on his blue Freddy Krueger-esque sweater[Read More…]

PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

1. “Spring to Come” — John Butler Trio  When I turn to my playlists for a soft, safe and stable space, this ballad by the Australian folk group John Butler Trio is a natural option to center myself. With a warm and reflective introduction, Butler’s gentle voice invites you to[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Although its 24-song track list is intimidating, Migos’ latest album, “Culture II,” allows ample opportunity for the rap trio Migos to shine. Released exactly one year before “Culture II,” the group’s second album, “Culture,” propelled the rap group into superstardom with hits like “Bad and Boujee,” “Slippery” and “T-Shirt,” as[Read More…]

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Texas-based rap group BROCKHAMPTON brought precise lyrical mastery to its performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 28, with unbridled energy that electrified the crowd. The group, which broke into the mainstream in 2017 with its “SATURATION” album trilogy, has a penchant for interweaving silky hooks and vulnerable moments[Read More…]

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Three days before appearing on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Lana Del Rey enthralled a clamoring audience at a packed Capital One Arena on Jan. 25. The singer-songwriter complemented soaring vocals with vacation-themed visuals as she treated loyal Washington, D.C. fans to[Read More…]

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The Guide’s 2018 Grammy Picks

RECORD OF THE YEAR Redbone (Childish Gambino)  Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber) The Story of O.J. (JAY-Z) HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar) 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)   ALBUM OF THE YEAR Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino) 4:44 (JAY-Z) DAMN. (Kendrick Lamar) Melodrama (Lorde) 24K Magic   SONG OF[Read More…]

FREDDIE GIBBS

JEONG: The Music on My Playlist

1. “Piñata” — Freddie Gibbs (Ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko and Mac Miller) There is no doubt Indiana-born rapper Freddie Gibbs can hold his own on a track, but he is best known for his songs featuring other hip-hop artists. “Piñata,” the title track from his 2014 album, may[Read More…]

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FALL OUT BOY

Album Review: ‘Mania’

★★★☆☆ When exploring new musical styles, Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album “Mania” often falters and is strongest when the group sticks to the sound that made it popular. The project is a continuation of the group’s move from the realm of punk to the realm of pop, but this[Read More…]

THE KILLERS

Concert Review: The Killers at The Anthem

When word came out that longtime guitarists for The Killers Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer would not take part in the band’s “Wonderful, Wonderful” tour following the release of its fifth studio album of the same name, critics began to speculate about the future of the renowned rock group. Yet[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Punken’

★★★★☆ “Your name is Emekwanem Ibemakanam Ogugua Biosah / Emekwanem means, ‘Don’t f–k with me.’” In these first two lines of his debut album “Punken,” menacing Houston rapper Maxo Kream introduces himself by his birth name. After a long pause, a dark drum beat rises and Maxo emerges to set[Read More…]