TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 1:00 PM
DC Punk Archive Open House + Footage Screening
Washingtoniana – DC PUNK ARCHIVE OPEN HOUSE + FOOTAGE SCREENING Sunday, October 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Georgetown Neighborhood Library - 3260 R St N.W. Peabody Room - third floor Come browse through our collections, listen to music on various formats, and see a preview of our forthcoming website! We’ll screen live concert footage from the archive.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM
Jazz in the Basement: Harry Appelman & Todd Marcus
Goethe-Institut Washington – Jazz in the Basement, a monthly series held at the Goethe-Institut Washington, presents pianist Harry Appelman and bass clarinetist, Todd Marcus. Join us for this free, afternoon concert featuring two great artists of the D.C. region. http://www.harryappelman.com/ http://toddmarcusjazz.com/ Thank you to volunteer organizers, Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. Goethe-Institut Washington is located at 1990 K St. NW (entrance on 20th St. NW)
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM
Music of Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club – BRENCORE Entertainment will be honoring the music of three of the top Recording Artists in the music industry. Their music is so soulful that the stage will be blazing with their great songs like Stephanie Mills “When I Think Of Home”, " Chaka Khan's " “Sweet Thang” "Through The Fire", "You got the love", "Never Knew Love like This" "I Feel Good All Over," Aretha Franklin's “Rock Steady”, "Respect", "Think" and more. Close your eyes and listen to the voices of R&B Recording Artists "Carmen Craven", Tori Ylon and Karen Linette as they perform onstage with the BRENCORE ALLSTARS BAND. Get your tickets early because this concert will sellout quickly at
 
TODAY
    Sunday Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM
10/22 - "There's Something About the Women"
Focus Music – BUY TICKETS "There's Something About the Women": Lynn Hollyfield, Crys Matthews, Caron Dale George Washington Masonic Memorial | 101 Callahan Drive | Alexandria, VA 22301 Focus info: (703) 380-3151 | MC: Herb Cooper-Levy $15 in advance / $18 at door About Lynn Hollyfield Blend a powerful, passionate singer, a crisp, acoustic guitar player and a warm heart and you will have, singer-songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield. Hollyfield's roots hail from Staten Island, NY when she picked up the guitar at age 10 and ran with musical influences she experienced from home. From great jazz artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to the Beatles, Cream and CSNY, Hollyfield launched into her own songwriting infusing these influences to create a diverse repertoire of contemporary folk, pop, blues and jazz. Hollyfield's vocals have developed since her early musical endeavors as part of the duo, Hollyfield & Spruill, who released two recordings, Slipping Time and Blue & Green. Hollyfield supports her vocals and songwriting with her accomplished guitar playing. Get a taste of Lynn Hollyfield at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWhpVw_Z8kE About Crys Matthews Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play. Equally at home in an acoustic listening room as she is on stage at large music festivals, Matthews has quickly gathered a loyal following on the east coast playing such prestigious venues as Jammin’ Java, The Hamilton and Busboys and Poets. Matthews’ festival and showcase roster has included SXSW, BMI's Island Hopper Songwriter's Festival, the 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, 30A Songwriters Festival, Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and many more. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’ songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul. Check out Crys Matthews at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIdeBbWnRxM About Caron Dale Caron Dale is a songwriter/performer, cantorial soloist, workshop leader and mother, for whom making a positive impact in the world is very important. Caron Dale is the founder and CEO of Chords of Courage , a non-profit that uses music as a catalyst for social change, bringing accomplished songwriters to area youth to create powerful songs about people of particular courage and perform them for their peers. STEPPING UP! (community service) projects, in the spirit of the person about whom students just wrote a song, accompany all programs. The goal of Chords of Courage is to shine a spotlight on the courageous among us, telling stories through song & video, to transform our country’s conversation from the demoralizing and cynical to the hopeful and inspirational one song at a time. Caron is also founder, band leader, lead vocalist and manager of Lox & Vodka, the renowned Klezmer, Jewish and American music group based in Washington, DC. Listen to Caron Dale at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf1aeQj_RQA About FocusMusic FocusMusic brings folk and acoustic music to a growing audience through performance, education and participation in the musical folk arts. FocusMusic is predominantly a volunteer organization that provides opportunities for nationally touring and emerging singer-songwriters to develop and maintain performance opportunities. FocusMusic provides an intimate setting for a listening audience. FocusMusic has been producing shows for more than 14 years. It produced its first Rockville show in 2006. FocusMusic operates 5 venues in the DC/Baltimore area. Its vision is that live folk and acoustic music will be performed somewhere in the DC/Baltimore area every day in venues sponsored by FocusMusic or by other non-profit sponsors.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 24 @ 10:30 AM
MRIS: Getting Started with Matrix with Kim Mingo
KW Metro Center Arlington – MRIS: Getting Started with Matrix with Kim Mingo October 24th 10:30am-12:00pm If you would like to perform searches for your clients, work with them effectively in Matrix, and utilize the core functions of Matrix to make your job easier, the Getting Started with Matrix class is for you. This Matrix class teaches you everything you need to know about searching for listings. Creating an informational and effective homepage using widgets, news and alerts Adding, editing and managing your clients Introduction to Public Record searches via the Tax tab All search functions including working with and using Map searches Introduction to displaying listing results and full listing resources.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM
9:30 Presents: YUMI ZOUMA with She-Devils at U Street Music Hall
9:30 Club – ?? YUMI ZOUMA (New Zealand/Cascine) launch their new album 'Willowbank' with She-Devils (Montreal/Secretly Canadian). ?? Tickets ?? http://ticketf.ly/2xoh9fu ?? Listen to the new single 'Persephone' on Spotify ?? http://spoti.fi/2wObb7W ?? Pre-order 'Willowbank' ???? www.YumiZouma.com YUMI ZOUMA -- http://www.npr.org/2017/08/01/540576964/yumi-zoumas-december-feels-like-home -- https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/43wqyp/dream-a-little-dream-with-yumi-zouma -- http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22058-yoncalla/ SHE-DEVILS -- http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/18825-she-devils-the-world-laughs/ -- https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/she-devils-announce-self-titled-debut-album-share-hey-boy-listen/
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 24 - Oct 25 @ 10:00 PM
Think Pink
Soundcheckdc – DC Clubbing celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special edition of its Tuesday night Soundcheck event dedicated to benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Think Pink will feature $2 from every drink purchased being donated to the important foundation that's at the front of the battle against this terrible illness. Don't just party for a cause, party for the cure!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
HeArt & Sole: An Evening with Chef Rock Harper & Friends
Central Union Mission, DC – Join us for our third HeART & Sole event at one of the city’s most exciting venues—Dock5 at Union Market. Sample stylish food and drink created by Chef Rock Harper and his culinary artist friends; mingle with local celebrities and enjoy live music; cheer on chefs in this year's pastry competition hosted by SugaChef Padua Player; and more! Your ticket price help raise funds to provide food, clothes, and shoes for needy people served by Central Union Mission. Early Bird Special! Advance purchase VIP tickets are $100, and regular event tickets are $50. After October 16, 2017, VIP tickets are $150 and regular event tickets are $75. Special group rates are also available.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
HeArt and Sole Fundraiser
Central Union Mission, DC – HeArt & Sole 2017: Last year's HeArt & Sole experience was a great success, but this year's event is expected to attract a bigger crowd - attendees, chefs, celebrities, artists and volunteers will have a wonderful evening of food, music and fun while raising awareness and funds to provide one million meals and care to our neighbors in need. HeArt & Sole event, one of the city’s most exciting venues—Dock5 at Union Market. Sample stylish food and drink created by star chefs. Mingle with local celebrities and enjoy live music and professional art show. Taste the sweet designs of renowned pastry chefs. Your ticket price provides shoes, clothes and food for Central Union Mission’s needy clients. Register for the VIP Experience: Come at 6:00 pm to enjoy private cooking demonstrations and mingle with the chefs in the VIP lounge, then join HeArt & Sole at 7:00 pm. Register for General Admission: Join us at 7:00 pm for unique food tastings, signature cocktails and a fun party with live entertainment, celebrities, an art show and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets: Early Bird General Admission - $50.00 Early Bird VIP Admission - $100.00 Group Rates: Early Bird Group of 5+ General Admission - $40.00 Early Bird Group of 5+ VIP Admission - $75.00
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
Jonathan Eig | Ali: A Life — in conversation with Kevin Merida
Politics and Prose Bookstore – Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., a “slave name” he abandoned when he converted to Islam. He grew up in segregated Kentucky and started training as a boxer at twelve. By eighteen he was an Olympic gold medalist and four years later, he upset Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight title. The Greatest in the ring, Ali was an inspiring and polarizing figure outside of it, famous for his sharp wit and his refusal to be drafted. Jonathan Eig’s comprehensive biography is the first to tell the full story of Ali as athlete, resistor, and cultural icon. Eig, author of books including Opening Day and Get Capone, conducted over 500 interviews with people close to Ali, and he had access to FBI and Justice Department files and newly discovered audiotapes from the 1960s. Eig will be in conversation with Kevin Merida, ESPN senior vice president and editor-in-chief at the ESPN sports blog, The Undefeated. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
Jelly Roll Morton in Washington [Lecture]
Performing Arts at the Library of Congress – Jazz Scholar Lecture "Jelly Roll Morton in Washington" John Szwed in conversation with Stephen Winick, Editor, American Folklife Center Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm Library of Congress, Montpelier Room James Madison Building - 6th floor 101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540 Jelly Roll Morton’s wide-ranging activities in Washington in the 1940’s included hosting a “History of Jazz” radio program on station WOL-AM, attempting to form an interracial film company, promoting boxing matches, and working with African American world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson to develop auto racing ventures. John Szwed’s Grammy-Award winning Doctor Jazz, published with the landmark Rounder Records box set Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings, provides fascinating background on Morton’s now-historic recording session on the Coolidge Auditorium stage. Author, journalist and critic, John Szwed was Yale University’s John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology, African American Studies, and Film Studies for 26 years. He was formerly the Louis Armstrong Professor of Jazz Studies at Columbia University, and Editor-in-Chief of the website Jazz Studies Online.org. His eighteen books include acclaimed portraits of major figures in jazz, among them So What: The Life of Miles Davis; Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World; and Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth. Free, tickets required Tickets available 09/20/2017, beginning at 10:00 am (ET) Additional Ticketing Information For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we still encourage attendance—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always able to be accommodated. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
DuPunk Underground with Die Nerven & the DC Punk Archive
Goethe-Institut Washington – DuPunk Underground Punk is going underground in D.C. as the Goethe-Institut Washington and the DC Public Library Foundation present four great bands in DC's iconic Dupont Underground, an exciting and appropriate venue for this amplified occasion! Die Nerven : https://dienerven.bandcamp.com/ Homosuperior : https://homosuperior.bandcamp.com/releases Hand Grenade Job : https://handgrenadejob.bandcamp.com/ Heavy Breathing : http://www.heavybreathing.net/ To celebrate the Goethe-Institut’s exhibition “Brilliant Dilletantes – Subculture in Germany in the 1980s”” and the DC Punk Archive’s third anniversary, this memorable concert brings to life the spirit of mid- to late-‘80s subcultures in both Germany and the US. Content from the exhibition and the DC Punk Archive will be projected during the concert, allowing listeners to delve deep into the feel and aesthetics of a subculture that had a huge influence not only on music, but also on fashion, design, art and the forming of political opinions. Goethe-Institut Washington: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/wsh/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21011738 DC Punk Archive: dclibrary.org/punk This show is a $5-10 suggested donation for the Dupont Underground - this enables them to open their historic doors for awesome local music like this! Tickets will be available at the door.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 @ 8:00 PM
BJ Jansen & Common Ground w/ Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club – B.J. Jansen & Common Ground Feat: Delfeayo Marsalis, Ralph Peterson Respected baritone saxophonist, composer and bandleader B.J. Jansen is back with “Common Ground”, his tenth project as a leader. Over the course of a dozen carefully chosen selections, the appropriately titled “Common Ground” Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks, Zaccai Curtis, and Dezron Douglas, aims to explore the musical commonalities among six musical titans who each bring with them their diverse backgrounds and distinctive musical legacies. “We had a common interest in keeping with the tradition while still pushing the boundaries,” says Jansen. On “Common Ground”, this musical melting pot gives way to an eclectic program that offers a little something for everybody. “When I wrote the music, I made sure there was something for each musician to latch on to,” says Jansen. For the album’s two-day recording session last summer, Jansen’s approach was decidedly “hands off” as he allowed each musician to find their own groove. With “Common Ground” clocking in as project number 10 for the 36 year old, it can surely be considered something of a milestone- one that is commemorated with an all-star band. In addition, “Common Ground” also speaks to Jansen’s tenacity to keep making music even when the current climate doesn’t make it so easy to do so. Ralph Peterson recalls: “The first thing I noticed about B.J. was his hustle game. He’s quite the hustler and I respect that.” With the superb “Common Ground”, it seems that Jansen’s relentless hustle might just be paying off. B.J. Jansen, born in Cincinnati, has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.’s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Parker. He later found his true voice on the Baritone Saxophone while performing in various college ensembles. His musical journey took him from the Midwest to the East Coast when he relocated to Philadelphia in 2004. It was in Philadelphia that he found the, “heart beat”, of Jazz. He spent three years learning on the streets of Philadelphia before relocating yet again to New York City in 2007. In New York City, B.J. has had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the greatest living musicians today. He continues to forge his own artistic path on the hallowed grounds of Jazz in New York. He has recorded multiple albums as a leader and led ensembles in many of the most respected Jazz venues in the City. The life-long study of Music has taught B.J. many lessons about art and life. Realizing the importance of giving back, B.J. hopes to continue to form alliances to improve the lives of people through music. B.J. holds an MBA in Music Management from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Louisville, School of Music. In February of 2010, B.J. joined the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label. In 2012, B.J. Jansen also became an Endorsing Artist for Yanagisawa Saxophones of Japan and Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreed of Germany. In 2016, Janse has become an Endorser for Ligaphone Paris.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 - Oct 26 @ 9:00 PM
Transit - Lee Bridges vs The World: Ultimate Tag Fest!
Transit (Give Productions) – Wednesday October 25, 2017 Tag Fest! This week we send off the man, the myth, the sexiest man in Arlington: LEE BRIDGES. A staple in the foundation and beginning days of Transit; Lee has always kept us together and been there for us over the years. We will miss him as he starts his new adventure in Richmond. Swing by this week for your last chance at that "reach around" and all the free beer you can drink on Lee's tab. Lee will be dropping tunes with all the dj's this night, expect multiple genres from bass house, bassline, breaks, drum & bass, hard house and more! 9:00-10:00 DJ Osis [DC Raves] 10:00-11:15 Dj 0bscure vs Ninja Master [Re:magine, Transit] 11:15-12:30 Lee Bridges vs Madhouse [Emeritus Transit, HTP, VA] 12:30-Close Ramiro / RaveKilla [Emeritus Transit, HTP, VA] TRANSIT is a FREE weekly Wednesday party bringing the best of underground EDM to Northern Virginia with DJ's and music genres that change every week. Give Productions started TRANSIT in the spring of 2004 to bring a taste of downtown nightlife to the suburbs, and to provide opportunity for new and up and coming DJs. **21 + Only with a valid government issued photo ID** TRANSIT is located downstairs at: The Auld Shebeen 3971 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Come and enjoy great EDM, drink specials, quality food and a friendly staff! Free parking nearby! Transit Merchandise: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/transit *******JOIN THE TRANSIT LIST****** http://www.rupture.net/mailman/listinfo/transitlist ******************************** Transit (Give Productions) The Auld Shebeen
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 25 - Oct 26 @ 10:00 PM
Giraffage w/ Sweater Beats & Wingtip | The Too Real Tour
U Street Music Hall – Giraffage at U Street Music Hall with Sweater Beats and Wingtip 10 PM / $20 / 18+ GIRAFFAGE giraffage.com soundcloud.com/giraffage twitter.com/giraffage San Francisco producer Charlie Yin has made quite a name for himself turning bedroom beats into dance floor staples as Giraffage. His beloved R&B remixes and vibe-laden solo tracks have won early praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R and other tastemakers, all while he seals the deal live with lush, bass-driven performances at Low End Theory, Boiler Room and gigs around the globe. SWEATER BEATS facebook.com/sweaterbeats soundcloud.com/sweaters Seducing the world via his own brand of dream-soaked pop and lushed out r&b, Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, is a force to be reckoned with. Since the release of his single "MLLN DLLR" on Bondax's Justus Recordings in 2012, Cuna has garnered support from tastemakers like Diplo and Annie Mac, and has delivered standout mixes for Boiler Room and Diplo and Friends. His debut EP for Symbols ("That Feel") sees Antonio implementing more organic instrumentation, as well as original vocals, and the finished product is a strong vision of the future of Pop and R&B. Sweater Beats' sophomore Cloud City EP is due this Fall on LA imprint and long-time affiliate Huh, What & Where. WINGTIP facebook.com/wingtipmusicpage soundcloud.com/wingtipmusic
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM
SOLD OUT: Folding Paper: Visual Art Meets Mathematics
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan – **Unfortunately, the registration for this event is full. Please note that this event will be recorded and made available on the JICC YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/JICCDC/). Limited standby space will be available on the day of the event.** Professor Erik Demaine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is known for blurring the lines between art and mathematics, freely moving from designing sculpture to proving theorems and back again. Paper folding provides a great setting for this approach, as it mixes a rich geometric structure with a beautiful art form. Mathematically, Professor Demaine has continually developed new algorithms to fold paper into any shape; his work with Tomohiro Tachi of the University of Tokyo on the new Origamizer algorithm has enabled efficient watertight folding of any polyhedral surface, such as the classic Stanford bunny or Utah teapot. Sculpturally, Professor Demaine has been exploring curved creases, which remain poorly understood mathematically, but have potential applications in robotics, deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. His collaborations with his father, Martin Demaine, have also allowed him to explore how folding changes with other materials, such as hot glass, opening a new approach to glass blowing, and finding new ways for paper and glass to interact. By integrating science and art, we constantly find new inspirations, problems, and ideas: proving that sculptures do or don't exist, or illustrating mathematical beauty through physical beauty. Join us for a special lecture as Professor Demaine discusses his collaborations in the fields of mathematics and art, and how they overlap through the realm of paper folding. This lecture is presented as part of the Unfolding the Universe exhibition.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 8:00 PM
Amine
The Howard Theatre – It all started in Portland, OR... Now, Portland isn't traditionally referred to as a hotbed of hip-hop like Brooklyn or Compton is, but Aminé could very well change that perception. "You don't ever think of a rapper or even a black guy coming out of Portland," he asserts. "That's just not a thing! However, there's a fairly diverse subculture in the city that few people know about. It's very different from what you would expect." However, everything he does defies expectations. The rapper, artist, and director draws equal influence from his parents' Ethiopian heritage as he does from trailblazers such as Kanye West and André 3000. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM VIP Package Presale : Tue, 18 Jul 2017 at 12:00 PM VIP Package Public Onsale : Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Spotify Presale : Tue, 18 Jul 2017 at 12:00 PM
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 8:00 PM
SOLD OUT Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Hasan Minhaj
Student Entertainment Events – Invite your friends and fellow Terps to enjoy the annual Homecoming Comedy Show during the University of Maryland’s Homecoming Week! The Homecoming Comedy Show will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017. There will be two shows. For the 8 p.m. show, you may start lining up at 6 p.m. For the 10:30 p.m. show you may start lining up at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show; and open at 9:30 p.m. for the 10:30 p.m. show. Seating is first come, first serve. UMD Community tickets will go on sale Thursday, October 5th at 12 p.m. and will be available at umdtickets.com and in person at the Stamp Ticket Office in Adele H. Stamp Student Union. General Public tickets will go on sale October 12th at 12 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a valid UMD ID. General public tickets are $25. There is no reselling, transferring, or exchanging of tickets. Posts selling tickets will be deleted and students will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. This year’s Homecoming Comedy Show will feature comedian Hasan Minhaj! Minhaj is known for his work as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” and his critically acclaimed, Netflix comedy special “Homecoming King”. Minhaj has also received widespread recognition after his performance at the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. For more information go to see.umd.edu/hcs17 This event is sponsored by Capstone!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 8:00 PM
Aminé
The Howard Theatre – It all started in Portland, OR… Now, Portland isn’t traditionally referred to as a hotbed of hip-hop like Brooklyn or Compton is, but Aminé could very well change that perception. “You don’t ever think of a rapper or even a black guy coming out of Portland,” he asserts. “That’s just not a thing! However, there’s a fairly diverse subculture in the city that few people know about. It’s very different from what you would expect.” However, everything he does defies expectations. The rapper, artist, and director draws equal influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage as he does from trailblazers such as Kanye West and André 3000. He’s more likely to record in a remote AirBNB’ed wilderness cabin than he is in a posh studio, and he cites Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson as major inspirations. Building on a lifelong passion for music, he began recording in high school and quietly sharpening his mic skills. While attending Portland State University, he released his 2015 project Calling Brio. Merging visual lyricism, swaggering production, and his clever, catchy bars, it became a phenomenon on Soundcloud, racking up over 1 million+ plays. In addition to praise from Pigeons & Planes, HypeTrak, and more, Complex spotlighted him as “one of the artists we’re certainly checking for this year.” 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Aminé. Not only did he join XXL’s prestigious “Freshmen Class” as a cover star, but he also turned up at Bonnaroo with a headline-making set. Announcing his full-length debut, Good For You, arriving in stores and at all digital retailers on July 28.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 8:00 PM
Comedy Night: Adam Dodd & Will Jacobs
AMP powered by Strathmore – With acoustic guitar in tow, Adam Dodd is a different kind of comedian. His quick-witted, modern takes on life combined with a keen ear for melody make him one of the most original and interesting comedians in the business. As much a traveling troubadour as a comedian, Dodd has toured the country, bringing his hilarious harmonies to audiences who have been known to leave the show humming his tunes. As a former attorney, Comedian Will Jacobs knows how to find comedy in the most unexpected places. With a distinctive brand of clever humor that ranges from the insightful to the irreverent, Jacobs knows how to keep the audience laughing. He has shared the stage with comedy greats like Bob Saget and D.L Hughley, and was featured on Fox’s Laughs. Please note that this performance may contain explicit content. Emcee: Sadie Dingfelder Sadie Dingfelder is the Staycationer, the Washington Post Express' biweekly humor columnist who spies on tourists at area monuments, museums and Georgetown Cupcake. If you pick up a Thursday Express, there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll find her column, and a 100 percent chance you will find it funny.