I am driving down a long, deserted road. The streetlights are splashing bright color onto the wet pavement. I yawn loudly. The sun rises over the hills in the distance, illuminating the night. I notice my reaction time is slowing down and my vision is blurring. The previous nights are taking their toll. In situations like these I like to listen to the radio, because experiencing the music and feeling the beats enables the quantum of energy that I still have somewhere in my body to be set free. I push the little black knob next to the car’s LCD screen and wait…. A faint sound comes out of my speakers and the white noise of static emerges. Finally, I can detect the voice of Katy Perry rising from the Ashes. Roar. I listen carefully and hear Lorde singing her hit “Royals” behind the beat of Katy Perry’s single. It is a magical combination.
February. This unique month is unlike any other month of the year. It stands out with only 28 days and stacked with prominent events such as the day of love, Valentine’s Day, President’s day and George Washington’s Birthday a month for everyone. Furthermore, February has established itself in history as Black History and LGBT month, a month of recognition and an indicator that time thankfully nourishes acceptance and heals old wounds.
One must know though that this month is not only important from a historical perspective but also from a modern one. Especially if you have interest in culture and concerts, this month will be one to remember! The genres of artists coming to the DMV vary as much as the venues at which they perform. From the cozy “Fillmore” located in Silver Spring to the spacious “Verizon Center” in downtown DC coming artists make any stage their own. From the four energetic rockers from Tennessee, Kings of Leon, known for their singles “Sex on fire” and “Use Somebody” who are coming to DC in the midst of their “ Mechanical Bull” tour to pop star, actor and former Mickey Mouse Club member Justin Timberlake who finds himself in the nation’s capitol as part of his “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” the artists coming to the DMV area are a treat for ever concert enthusiast.
Here are the Top 5…
By Gabriel Melrod
H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A, last Thursday night at the Verizon Center in Washington DC, Jay Z put on an incredible performance with songs from almost every album he has ever produced. The highlighted songs were from his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was released back in July of 2013. The show was absolutely jaw dropping. The performance captivated the audience and solidifying Jay Z’s reputation of being one of the best in the industry.