The up and coming hip-hop/jazz fusion group from Toronto, Canada, BADBADNOTGOOD, is coming the the U Street Music Hall on December 5. They have released 3 critically acclaimed albums in the past two years and have collaborated with Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt. They will be releasing a collaborative album with the Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan. They are known for energetic live performances so it should be a fun night.
4) Kelela at U Street Music Hall 11/29
This Maryland born singer, Kelela, is performing at the U Street Music Hall. Cut 4 Me, her debut mixtape, was on numerous top records of 2013 lists. Her Alternative R&B style has been praised by critics as forward thinking and futuristic with a vocal style of that unique and experimental. This should be a fun a night for anyone who likes this kind of music.
3)Death From Above 1979 at the 9:30 Club 12/1
This Canadian punk rock band, after a 5 year hiatus, come back this year with a new album, The Physical World, and a long international set of tour dates. Their punk fusion sound has been compared to Spoons and the Cloud Nothings. They are known for intense live shows with lots of moshing and punk aggression.
2)Flosstradamus at the 9:30 Club 12/6
This duo has lead the new electronic dance music (EDM) trap movement, combining sounds from Hip Hop, house, and Trap music to create their own unique sound similar to that of TNGHT and . They just signed to Ultra Records, the biggest EDM record label in the world, and released an EP filled with banger beats that could motivate even the tame to dance uncontrollably.
This New age R&B singer has been on everybodies watch lists for the past two years. She is known for her features on Drake, Schoolboy Q, Childish Gambino and many other major hip hop artists hit songs. Her voice is as distinctive as it is beautiful. She is also accompanied by SZA and The Internet of OFWGKTA who should all put on amazing performances.