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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…]

SZA

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…]

by January 24, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
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…]

Kirk Chantraine

Concert Review: Action Bronson at The Fillmore Silver Spring

New York City rapper Action Bronson brought a larger-than-life stage presence and buckets of charisma to his Dec. 22 appearance at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Since his 2011 debut studio album “Dr. Lecter,” Arian Asllani — better known by the stage name Action Bronson — has built a reputation as[Read More…]

BROCKHAMPTON

Top 10 Albums of 2017

1. BROCKHAMPTON – ‘SATURATION III’ What is most striking about BROCKHAMPTON is not the colorful and varied production that quickly worms its way into listeners’ heads, or the effeminate vocal melodies that often play a central role in tracks such as “BLEACH.” Nor is it that it rocketed out of[Read More…]

MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide