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EMPRESS OF FACEBOOK | Kicking off her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Empress Of took the songs from her sophomore album and blended them into each other throughout the set. She mixed and changed her music with an air of coolness and flexibility that created a unique experience within the packed concert venue.

Empress Of Experiments With Music in Real Time

Electronic and alternative artist Empress Of launched her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street on Feb. 18 after the release of her new album “Us.” Wearing a dress she designed herself and her mother sewed, Empress Of, known off-stage as Lorely Rodriguez, seized control of[Read More…]

BET FILMS | Ali Davis, played by Taraji P. Henson, embodies values of a hardworking, empowering and independent woman. After a shaman gives her a strong concotion to drink, Ali  obtains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, revealing their darkest secrets and true desires. “What Men Want” surpasses its predecessor by addressing gender and race.

‘What Men Want’ Highlights Humor, Diversity

“What Men Want,” the 2019 adaption of the early 2000s Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” is a sharper, funnier, more inclusive take on the original concept. Directed by Hollywood veteran Adam Shankman, with a cast led by Taraji P. Henson, the film does the work its predecessor could not.[Read More…]

Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

★★☆☆☆ Future and Juice WRLD’s collaborative mixtape “WRLD on Drugs” sees the Atlanta rap icon Future take a backseat to the up-and-coming Juice WRLD, but lyrical immaturity and a lack of chemistry doom their collaboration. 2018 has been a relatively quiet year for the typically prolific Future, one of rap’s[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments The Guide
The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

★★★☆☆ Although it is a quiet Tuesday when we arrive at The Smith’s U Street location, its wide open facade and dark grout subway tiles make it feel like we have stepped right into an aesthetic medley of a Parisian cafe and New York subway station. Its semi-outdoor seating invites[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
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George Ezra Takes Lincoln Theatre by Storm

British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s April performance at a packed Lincoln Theatre as he continued his U.S. tour promoting his March album, “Staying at Tamara’s,” showcased the captivating energy he commands. Lincoln Theatre’s silk curtains, plush velvet, extravagant lighting fixtures, and walls detailed in floral and gold granted the venue a[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
J. COLE

Album Review: ‘KOD’

★★★★☆ J. Cole’s latest album “KOD,” which dropped April 20, does not stray from his usual reflection and critique of modern culture. The album documents heartbreaking stories of systemic violence, drug addiction and crippling emotional impairment, while simultaneously roasting trap culture, politicians and the broken system of U.S. society. However,[Read More…]

by May 22, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
SABA

Album Review: ‘Care for Me’

★★★★★ Introspective and impassioned, Chicago rapper Saba’s second studio album “Care for Me” pairs clever wordplay with impeccable flow. The 10-song collection demonstrates Saba’s magnetic storytelling ability and earns him a place among the best up-and-coming rappers. Saba, born Tahj Malik Chandler, released his first project “GETCOMFORTable” in 2012.  He[Read More…]

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
BEFORE THE DOOR PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

DIPLO

EP Review: ‘California’

★★★★☆ On “California,” world-renowned DJ, producer and pop mastermind Diplo delivers a set of summery instrumentals and A-list features for an EP that might become the soundtrack of the summer for 2018. While Diplo has not released any other albums, mixtapes or EPs as a solo artist since 2013, he[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

★★★☆☆ The latest release from Gaithersburg, Md., rapper Logic, “Bobby Tarantino II,” starts off with a conversation between the two stars of the Adult Swim comedy show “Rick and Morty.” The duo discuss the merits and differences of “album Logic” and “mixtape Logic.” Through an amusing gesture of self-deprecating humor,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Music, The Guide