Barclay Crenshaw at U Street Music Hall February 18
Learn more about Barclay Crenshaw before his show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Channeling a love affair with classic ’90s hip-hop, an affinity for otherworldly themes and an ear for raw funk, Barclay Crenshaw uses his given birth name to bare his soul and deliver a slowed-down, emotive collection of collaborations and instrumentals. This self-titled debut album is a left-field departure from his

Savoy live at U Street Music Hall February 10
Learn more about Savoy before their show on Friday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Brooklyn-based Savoy‘s rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows, have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. The live electro-house trio have made a name for themselves by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin’ partier – and the result is

Nazariff
Eau Claire‘s “Room ft. CMG” finds itself turned inside out by Washington, DC-based Nazariff. He takes Eau Claire’s dreamy, shimmery track and somehow hardens it, striking with determination. He plays with the idea of a trap remix: adding toy pianos, a drumline-like beat, and some strings, he creates a sort of eerie, self-aware sensuality that could be found simultaneously in a packed club and a car flying down the highway at two in

Claptone at U Street Music Hall January 28
Learn more about Claptone before his show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have

Plaid at U Street Music Hall January 18
Learn more about Plaid and Outputmessage before their show on Wednesday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Although Plaid pre-existed the association, the duo’s Ed Handley and Andy Turner spent most of their early recording years with Ken Downie as the dancefloor-confounding Black Dog Productions. The pair brought several nascent Plaid tracks to the Black Dog table on the group’s debut, Bytes, a collection of tracks recorded