Well well well, last Friday night at the Howard Theatre was a special moment in time, one where were got to praise and take in all the goodness that one of our OWN has produced. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Grammy award winning artist Mýa made her presence known when she ascended upon the Howard Theater to present her “Smoove Jones” show.
It’s been YEARS since the triple threat act has performed in her hometown, and after her show on Friday, many people wants to know what took so long! I know for a fact over the past couple of years, I’ve seen many mentions on social media from fans pondering how come whenever there’s a planned Mýa performance, none of them were ever in the DMV. It definitely was as shocking to me too seeing as she’s always been one proud of her D.C. roots, but never had a concert in the area.
From her showing, Mýa has not missed a beat, still throwing down on stage as she once did during the early 2000’s. When you look at her, it’s kind of hard to believe that she’s 36 years old…she must have been sucked in a time warp because she looks like she stepped right off the set of the “Case Of The Ex” music video. Not only did she dance, but she showed a strong vocal performance that shocked a lot of the audience.
The highlight of the show was when she invited her dad on stage to perform a duet with her, singing a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky. If you didn’t get a chance to check her out, we have you covered. Get into some of her performance videos below. She’s still currently on tour so make your way to her show when it comes to your town.
We’re not sure if you remember, but this past February there was a pretty big concert that happened in the tri-state area for all of the R&B lovers.
After a SOLD-OUT performance at the Barclays Center in New York, Ladies Night R&B Super Jam 2016 is coming to Verizon Center on Saturday, May 7. The evening will be filled with back-to-back R&B and Hip-Hop hits. The show will feature the return of R&B super group Jodeci, performing hits like “Freek’n You, Feenin’ “and “Come & Talk To Me”.
Also joining the lineup for the one-night-only event is Faith Evans with “Love Like This”, EL DeBarge “Rhythm Of The Night” & “All This Love” BlackStreet with “Don’t Leave Me”, 112 with “Peaches and Cream”, The Lox with “Money, Power, Respect”, Carl Thomas with “I Wish”, Total with “Can’t You See”, and Black Rob with “Whoa”.
This is another great show presented by Adam Torres Concerts, the same people who are bringing you the Big Hits Throwback Festival. Tickets to the show will go on sale to the general public Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m., but a pre-Sale BEGINS TODAY at 10 A.M. with the code: LADIESNIGHT and can be purchased at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com.
It was an unusually warm December night in the Nation’s Capital on Saturday, the 18th, but that helped set the stage for what we were about to experience. You can call this the nights of “firsts” for ConcertDaily, this was the first time that we had ever been to DC9 nightclub/venue for a concert, the first time for a late night show, and most importantly, the first time we had the chance to see Tory Lanez live.
We arrived at DC9 a bit early for the show (approximately around 10:45 pm) since it was general admission and we all know the struggle of wanting to be upfront for these kind of events means getting there EARLY. The doors to the venue hall didn’t open up until 11:30 pm so we were escorted up to the rooftop bar to stand in line. Doors finally opened up at around 11:40 pm and all of Tory’s dedicated fans, who he refers to as #SwaveNation filed their way in, and before you knew it, the place was completely packed. While taking a quick scope around the room, I noticed that this was a show full of mostly younger kids, as depicted by the large black X on their hands to show that they were under the age of 21.
A DJ came to soften the crowd up, who was then proceeded by the opening act of the night, LA based rapper Boogie. Fans were a little uncertain about Boogie until about his third song of the night where he proved his lyrical ability via a freestyle. Before leaving the stage, he mentioned that he had just got signed to Interscope records, and to be on the look out for him because bigger things were about to come from him.
Now it was time the main event! In an EXTREMELY intimate setting, Tory Lanez literally walked THROUGH the crowd to get on stage to perform to his sold out show. Donning a green flight jacket, black jeans and a black shirt that read “Swave Nation”, he quickly showed that he was there to dominate the stage and entertain his crowd of loyal fans who knew all the lyrics to his songs. Not only did they know the lyrics, as Lanez hit the small stage, the crowd on the floor of DC9 looked like a sea of bodies, as everyone inched closer to the stage in attempts to push their way to the front. The crowd’s movements from the start to the end of the show was basically of one body, jumping on queue with each beat. He kicked the show off with a snippet of his single “Priceless,” , right before he moved into his track “In For It”.