Elikeh at the Funk Parade

Elikeh: “Elikeh is a multinational band that includes a Nigerian lead guitarist, a Ghanaian percussionist and a bassist, keyboardist, drummer and horn players from the U.S. The group started as a solo project for Dogo, who came to D.C. in 2000 and recruited local players to record Nyade, his first album as Elikeh.”–Bandwith


Footwerk at the Funk Parade

FootWerk: “I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2015 is turning into one of the best years for hip-hop in a long damn time . . .  And there’s another excellent hip-hop LP coming your way this year, Casual Encounters, by DC hip-hop group Footwerk.–Baebel Music


These Wild Plains at DC 9

These Wild Plains: “Even here in Boston, country music is huge. But its biggest area supporters, especially, will tell you that most of it is garbage. That’s why These Wild Plains are on a quest to highlight the non-cringeworthy aspects of the genre…”–Vanyaland