There are few D.C. acts more iconic than the Blackbyrds. Formed in 1973, the Blackbyrds had a string of all time dance club classics including “Do It, Fluid,” “Walking In Rhythm,” “Flyin’ High,” “Happy Music” and “Rock Creek Park.” Ahead of their performance at Blisspop Disco Fest this weekend, we talked with Blackbyrds band leader Keith Killgo. So I wanted to start with that fact that you are a DMV



Onra
Ahead of Onra‘s upcoming DC appearance this Saturday, we are taking a look back at five tracks from the producer’s highly varied catalog. Onra – Don’t (Bo Bun) (2006)One of Onra’s first credits is an album with Parisian producer (now based in Cuba) Quetzal. The format is similar to Stones Throw Records beat tapes like Madlib’s Beat Konducta series and J Dilla’s Donuts: short instrumental hip-hop sketches presented as a


Rosalia & Refree At Primavera
Last year an initiative called Keychange launched in the UK to push toward achieving gender balanced festival lineups across Europe. With wide support, 45 international festivals and conference pledged to have gender-equal bookings by 2022. In this study conducted by Pitchfork in 2018, only three of twenty large festivals reached a gender balance in 2018, zero out of twenty in 2017. In 2018, for example, the regional Firefly Festival had


Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
In trying times, there is catharsis in existential horror. No album in 2018 comes close to being as suffocating and as bleakly humorous than Marie Davidson’s latest album Working Class Woman, released this month on Ninja Tune. Davidson’s bonafides are unquestioned: she has appeared on DFA, CitiTrax, and HOLODECK among other labels and her mastery of exquisite sound design are on full display on this album. Working Class Woman is