LIVE: AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Kickoff Rally featuring Miguel and Mack Wilds [DC]

Photos: Sneakshot Photography I had the pleasure of attending AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Kickoff Rally at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC this past Friday, September 12th. This free concert event celebrated the annual college football game between rivals Howard University and Morehouse College. The event was hosted by Elle Varner and Fonzworth Bentley, with special appearances [...]

September 17, 2014 Karl Ott Featured, Live 0

MUSIC: Afropunk Music Festival 2014

Photos: Reggie Duvivier and Sneakshot Photography Afropunk touched down at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn on August 23rd and 24th. In its tenth year, Afropunk finds itself still ahead of the festival curve as far as fashion, music and most importantly fun is concerned. Every year I show up, every year I am surprised on [...]

September 2, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Run The Jewels X Jeremih at Fade X Vitaminwater’s #Uncapped

Fader and Vitaminwater recently had another installment of their #uncapped series where they throw live concerts with quality live acts. This time they between hardcore hip-hop classicalists Run the Jewels and R&B lothario Jeremih. First up was the rap duo (and supergroup) Run the Jewels. If you did the math between members El-P and Killer [...]

August 21, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: KING serves up a touch of royalty at U St. Music Hall in Washington DC

photos: Sneakshot Photography KING, the Los Angeles-based trio of Anita Bias and twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother, brought the house down at U Street Music Hall this past Saturday night. These beautiful ladies possess a smooth vibe, intricate production and harmonic arrangements to create own their very uniquely soulful sound which is so refreshing and soothing [...]

August 12, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 1

LIVE: Fader X Goose Island Bring Vic Mensa and Tanlines to Rough Trade NYC

Fader and Goose Island brought their Analog Migration party over to New York and it was a doozy. Celebrating Goose Island’s Chicago area code having 312 Pale Ale it was a night of good times, good tunes, and of course good beer in the back venue of record store Rough Trade. It was appropriate for [...]

August 10, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Liam Bailey At Bardot Hollywood [LA]

Some argue that weekends are for beginners.  Ostensible proof of this theory is the weekly School Night party and showcase held at Hollywood’s Bardot, the upstairs of Avalon, a venue across from the iconic Capitol Records building on Vine and Hollywood Blvd.  Monday, August 4th was particularly packed as a sold out crowd of Angelinos [...]

August 7, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 1

LIVE: Summer Spirit Festival 2014 [DC]

photos: Sneakshot Photography Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD was the place to be this past Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, unlike other years when it seemed to be incredibly hot. This year’s lineup featured (in order of appearance) Roman GianArthur, George Tandy, Jr., RDGLDGRN, Meshell Ndegeocello, Backyard Band and Junkyard band (together on the same stage), [...]

August 5, 2014 Couch Sessions Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Shephard Fairey & DJ Muggs present Vita E Morte

LA has never been short of artists and people with the spare time to go support them.  This past Saturday Subliminal Projects, street art mega-star Shephard Fairey’s own gallery in the hip Echo Park neighborhood, debuted the Vita E Morte mixed media exhibit.   Alt-Rock band Cross My Heart Hope To Die (CMHHTD) is a new [...]

July 29, 2014 Dominic Painter Live 0

LIVE: New Edition AllSix Tour at Verizon Center [DC]

photos: Sneakshot Photography  Ah boy bands, they have been the cause of many teenage (and some cougars dreams), many of these bands have a rapid rise and fall into obscurity almost just as quickly as they rose to fame.  Now there are a few exceptions such as NKTOB aka New Kids on the Block (but [...]

July 29, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 0

LIVE: The 9th Annual DC Loves Dilla Concert and Fundraiser [DC]

Photos: Victoria Ford/Sneakshot The Howard Theatre was the place to be last Thursday night to celebrate the life and legacy of James “J Dilla” Yancey.  This year’s line up featured God’Illa, Roddy Rod, Hezekiah, Kokayi, Pharoahe Monch, R&B singer N’dea Davenport, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and a rare US performance by Bahamadia backed [...]

July 23, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Soul Suite Presents… Twin Danger with Guest Host Maxwell

photos: @alxmyo New musical collaborations are always exciting to read about because like everything else, we all love the concept of our favorite things being brought together as one.  Obviously these collaborations are many times debuted with varied results, but when the stars align we’re blessed with a new band which brings its member’s disparate [...]

July 21, 2014 Alex Mayo Featured, Live 0

DVD RELEASE: Black Dynamite Season 1 Hollywood Signing Event

The 2009 film, Black Dynamite, through finding humor in the authenticity of 70s Black Exploitation films earned a cult following and has led to a successful cartoon series of the same name on Cartoon Network’s nightly Adult Swim.  On Tuesday, July 15 to celebrate the release of season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray, stars/writers Michael [...]

July 16, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0