Upcoming DC Shows: Mos Def, Chromeo, Kool Keith, Clipse, Wale
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Wow, the line-up of shows for September and October in this city is going to be insane. Mos Def is going to be in town this weekend at the Kennedy Center (don’t get mad if you didn’t buy tickets–I warned y’all) doing his rendition of hip-hop and jazz classics. Should be tight. Phonte rolls through Busboys and Poets on Monday night and Raphael Saadiq comes BACK to Black Cat for MN8’s 7th Anniversary celebration on the 25th.
October is going to be insane. Girl Talk, Chromeo, and Hot Chip take over 9:30 Club and my homegirl Lykke Li takes on the Black Cat on the 19th.
Much thanks to Lady Glock for helping compile the list.
Sept 21st – Mos Def at the Kennedy Center (Sold Out)
Sept 22nd – Phonte of Little Brother and Zo! Q&A – Busboys and Poets
Sept 22nd – Upset The Setup Presents: Band In DC feat Ras Lidj & Deep Band and Godisheus – Velvet Lounge
Sept 25th – Clipse feat Wale, Consequence and Southeast Slim – University of Maryland
Sept 26th – The Chavy Boys of London (Scottie B, Shawn Caesar, King Tutt), Will Eastman, Gavin Holland, Dj Stereofaith – Rock and Roll Hotel
Sept 28th – Raphael Saadiq – The Black Cat
Oct 2 – Ratatat – Black Cat (Sold Out)
Oct 3 – Kool Keith – 9:30 Club
Oct 4 – Chromeo – 9:30 Club
Oct 8 – Hot Chip – 9:30 Club
Oct 9 – Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Black Cat
Oct 10 – Girl Talk – 9:30 Club (Sold Out)
Oct 15 – Janet Jackson – Verizon Center
Oct 19 – Lykke Li – Black Cat
Oct 20 – Talib Kweli, David Banner and B.O.B. – 9:30 Club
Oct 26 – Little Brother – Black Cat
Nov 1 – Murs and Kidz In the Hall – Rock and Roll Hotel