Quick Facts

From: Chicago

Style: R&B, soul, hip-hop

Famous Tracks: Honey Love, I Believe I Can Fly, I Wish, Bump and Grind, Ignition, Remix to Ignition, Contagious with the Isley Bros.

Best Known For: Ask Dave Chapelle

The infamous R. Kelly arrives in DC for a 4th of July weekend to remember! On the road to promote his latest album, Love Letter, Kelly has brought Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius along for the ride. No matter what you may think of him, the man’s got a voice.

 

About R. Kelly


R. Kelly, the three-time Grammy winning king of R&B, makes music of epic proportions. After 18 years of stardom, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist continues to forge an artistic path that caters to fantasy and captures the hearts of adoring fans, which is in essence, how an artist sells over 34 million records, and wears the crown of a king.

The charts are telling of the Chicago native’s storied success— six #1 albums, 11 #1 singles, and 12 consecutive platinum albums. Yet, beyond the numbers is his vital contribution to the soul music continuum. R. Kelly’s musical tome is ripe with scintillating delivery and stirring rhythms that outlast thinner melodies by fleeting one-hit sensations. In one moment, he is the virtuoso that delves into slow, deep delicious seduction, and the next finds him the sexy showman at the center of the party, in full body-rocking up-tempo flavor. From the tantalizing eight-times platinum R., to the Grammy-award winning anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” to his recent hit single “I’m a Flirt” with Bow Wow that garnered a 2008 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Award, R. Kelly is the essence of true R&B.

The genius of R. Kelly rests in his willingness to break from traditional formula and constantly push the envelope. He flips the method of the moment with undeniable swagger and bold hip-hop sensibility. As a skilled collaborator, he pairs vocals with countless artists — Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Usher among them. With Usher, he performed “Same Girl,” which was a Rolling Stone Best Song of the Year in 2007. Always willing to venture in new directions, his latest duet pairs him with the coquettish persona of Keri Hilson.

As a songwriter, R. Kelly revisits simple, but profound aspects of the human experience – love, lust, desire, joy and pain that define classical art and drama. He applies his concept to rich, full vocals that exude his intended effect. This precise craftsmanship led to a 2006 Stevie Wonder Award for Outstanding Achievements in Song Writing at the Soul Train Awards.

It is this uncanny ability to compose classics and deliver electrifying live performances that define everything that is essential R. Kelly. It’s why he is the recipient of multiple Billboard, BMI and American Music Awards. A prolific artist, he churns out albums on a yearly basis from his Chocolate Factory studios in the heart of Chicago, drawing from the spirit of his musical forefathers Curtis Mayfield and Donnie Hathaway. While, R. Kelly proudly hails from the so-called Second City, with his boundless talent, he is second to none.

 
 

Kid Cudi: Sat 7/2/11 [Merriweather Post Pavilion]

By admin in DC Concerts, Past Events
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 9:10pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments

Quick Facts

From: Cleveland

Style: hip-hop

Famous Tracks: Pursuit of Happiness, Day N Night, Erase Me w/ Kanye, Memories w/ David Guetta

Best Known For: Collaborating with artists of all genres – MGMT, Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Ratatat and more

Kid Cudi lands at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Colombia, MD near Washington, DC to deliver DC hip-hop and top 40 fans his unique style of hip-hop meets everything, but grounded in rap!

 

About Kid Cudi


Im jus Cudi u know?….im wierd…i love cheeseburgers and beer…i only make music about realness….my lifes goal is to live on the moon lol….ima Lover, ima Fighter…im difficult 2 deal wit at times…a lot of people dont “get” me…im workin on who iam thru my music right now which is why ull hear a lot of personal records from me, jus open up 2 me cuz im openin up 2 yall…ummm, im not da most insightful rapper, im not ya Talib Kweli, ya Mos Def, ya Kanye, uhhh ya Common, or anyone like dat…i dont consider myself a genius, but i aint a dummy either…if u like my music its not gonna b bcuz of some witty line i said or me bein political, its gonna b bcuz u connect with me as a person n u relate 2 my story at the same puttin yaself n my SB Dunks u feel me?…dats it….(o and u mite jus love my hooks on Dot Da Genius beats lol) im not the president, so dont expect me to go there musically….im not dat person…but if u wanna hear suttin soooo awesomely dope, different, deep, passionate, fun, and abstract, then look no further fella ya found him lol…ima grinder jus like yall, so walk thru my grind wit me…i jus wanna make good shit at the same time give others hope….its bigger than me at the end of the day”

 
 

The Uncle Sam Jam DC: Sat 7/2/11, 2-10pm [National Harbor]

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 9:05pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments

The uncle sam jam dcThe Uncle Sam Jam is back this Saturday, July 2nd to kick off your July 4th Weekend in Washington DC!

Held at the National Harbor, the festival is taking over the entire pavillion and both piers with two outdoor stages and an indoor VIP stage in the Sunset Room.

Enjoy live music featuring The Wailers, Blind Melon and Pat McGee in his only DC appearance.

Or move and groove to multiple DJs including DC101’s Flounder, party boy Chris Styles, and Ultrabar resident DJ Maskell!

There will be food by Famous Dave’s along with the DC area’s most popular food trucks. Dos Equis will have a lumberjack log roll and there will be multiple beer and drink stations everywhere to quench you Summer thirst.

The day wouldn’t be complete without our own spectacular fireworks show shot right off the pier!

This event is Ages 21+, tickets and full details at www.theunclesamjam.com

After the show, be sure to come downtown to enjoy the July 2nd party at Ultrabar or the Glow Indepen-dance  party with Paul van Dyk!

BAND LINEUP:

  • Blind Melon
  • The Wailers
  • Pat McGee Band
  • Doug Segree Band
  • Lethal Peanut

DJ LINEUP:

  • Mix Master Mike
  • Maskell
  • Flounder’s Mashups
  • Chris Styles
  • DJ Image

Bands and DJs will be playing throughout the festival on three stages starting at 2pm.

INDEPENDENCE STAGE:
2:00-2:45pm: Lethal Peanut
3:15-4:15pm: Doug Segree
4:45-6:00pm: Pat McGee Band
6:45-8:00pm: The Wailers
8:00-8:45pm: Mix Master Mike
8:45-10:00pm: Blind Melon
*Flounders Mashups will be spinning in between sets beginning at 2pm

CONSTITUTION STAGE:
2:00-5:30pm: DJ Chris Styles
5:30-9:00pm: DJ Image
9:00-10:00pm: Mix Master Mike

FREEDOM STAGE (VIP ONLY):
3:00-3:30pm: Lethal Peanut (acoustic)
4:00-4:30pm: The Wailers (acoustic)
6:00-6:30pm: Blind Melon (acoustic)
8:00-8:30pm: Pat McGee Band (acoustic)
*DJ Maskell will be spinning in between sets beginning at 2pm

3D Productions Presents

WHITE OUT:

  • 4 Rooms
  • 1,400 Capacity
  • free “glow” materials to those wearing all white (while supplies last)
  • Re-Entry ALLOWED for Smoking
  • Lots of Free Parking
  • Amazing drink and table specials: 3Dtables@gmail.com
  • NO DRESS CODE!!

May 29TH, 2011
ULTRABAR
911 F ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20004
9:00 PM – 2:30 AM

18+

Featuring:

Goldie (Metalzheadz, UK)
w. MC Armanni Reign
Starkey (Slit Jockey Record, Philly)
Joe Nice (Gourmet Beats, Baltimore)

with support from:
Ghost, Leko, Lexus King, Slant,
Monsterz Vs. LJ MTX, Deinfamous,
Malphunktion, Winterman, Throdown,
Thomas Kimsey, Ron Delay, Magnetie,
BassDread, Troy Tallent, Long Jawns,
Elemental, C-Vision Vs. Dutty Fresh

Also Frankie MuthaFuckin’ Bass’ Birthday!!!

Set Times

Main Room – 1
02:00 – 03:15 | Winterman
12:00 – 02:00 | GOLDIE
w. MC ARMANNI REIGN
11:00 – 12:00 | Slant
10:00 – 11:00 | Deinfamous
09:00 – 10:00 | Thomas Kimsey

The BassCave – 2
02:00 – 03:00 | Elemental
01:00 – 02:00 | Ron Delay
12:00 – 01:00 | Magnetie
11:00 – 12:00 | Troy Tallent
10:00 – 11:00 | Long Jawns

Bedroom – 3
02:00 – 03:00 | Malphunktion
01:00 – 02:00 | Lexus King
12:00 – 01:00 | Leko
11:00 – 12:00 | Monsterz Vs. LJ MTX
10:00 – 11:00 | Throdown

Coma Bassed – 4
02:00 – 03:00 | STARKEY
01:00 – 02:00 | JOE NICE
12:00 – 01:00 | Ghost
11:00 – 12:00 | Bassdread
10:00 – 11:00 | C-Vision Vs. Dutty Fresh

=========NO DRESS CODE=========

Some raw footage of DC nightlife going bonkers at Club Glow at Fur Nightclub as David Guetta, who voted the DC party best venue of 2010, drops Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Laidback Luke Remix) and mixes it into Diddy – Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix).

The infamous Alice Deejay was a Dutch EDM group who made it big with their 1999 hit ‘Better off Alone.’ It reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rapper Wiz Khalifa sampled it in his 2008 single ‘Say Yeah’ which goes to show that… well, we’ll let you come to your conclusions.

If anyone could re-vive a hit like that it’s Laidback Luke!

P. Diddy’s foray into dance music was inevitable, although the pairing with Dirty South has been a nice surprise. The original was co-written and co-produced by Jay-Z. Dragan’s Coming Home remix has given the track credibility amongst fans of electronic music.

With David Guetta behind the decks at Club Glow Washington DC, dropping tracks by Luke and Dirty South to the DC nightlife audience only further strengthens dance music’s grasp on the casual club goer and American mainstream crowd.

LBLmini

His crowd interaction is among the best, the beats bang, the energy is there, what more can we say? Laidback Luke, at #17 in the world, may be one of the most underrated DJs out there!

savoymini

Savoy’s approach to electronic music is almost like a Pretty Lights meets Wolfgang Gartner meets Skrillex with a splash of rumbling melodies kind of thing. You should probably check the music tab to see what we mean.

ABmini

The 5th ranked DJs in the world are back at Glow on their Group Therapy World Tour. New hits, old classics and arguably the best trance in the world! Vocal, uplifting, euphoric, eyes wide shut!!

new kids on the block back street boys verizon center

If you’re a fan of pop music, good times and the epic voices of the guys then this is a must see event! Each of the groups has been back in the studio over the past few years, recording hits, dropping albums and working with the best in the business. The mega boy band tour is on!

Verizon Center 2011 events Washington DC concerts

Spears, Minaj, Swift, Urban, Backstreet, New Kids, Legend and more are coming to the Verizon Center this summer!!

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