Posts Tagged ‘Crossroads’

Crossroads Nightclub Reopens

As suddenly as Bladensburg Caribbean music club and restaurant the Crossroads closed for maintenance on Dec. 10, it reopened on Dec. 23. The large multiroom nightspot and eatery updated its website that day with a new listing of holiday-related events and restored its telephone’s answering machine message. Club owner Alton Gayle, who has not [...]

Tonight: Gyptian at the Crossroads

Jamaican singer Gyptian's "Hold You (Hold Yuh)" has been omnipresent on R&B and rap radio in recent months. Not bad for a song that was originally released in 2009. Thanks to its simple, finger-tinkling keyboard beat, Gyptian's patois-filled falsetto melody, and a hip-hop remix with Nicki Minaj, this syrupy tune has become the biggest reggae-related [...]

International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Tito Rojas, Barrington Levy, Pinetop Perkins and more

There are international and roots music offerings aplenty this holiday weekend.  Some highlights below:
Friday May 28
Xtreme and Julio Voltio at 9 p.m. at Star Lounge, 7203 Little River Turnpike Annandale VA. (571) 263-3882. $25.  Dominican duo Xtreme will bring the slow-dance bachata ballads while Puerto Rican Voltio will spit reggaeton verses.
Bruce Daigrepont and band at [...]

Tarrus Riley at the Crossroads

Earlier this decade, reggae was getting a fair amount of  attention in the US and UK thanks to rap producers, rap/r’n’b stations, and alt-weekly critics giving love to dancehall.  While those audiences may not be paying that much attention now, Jamaican singers and rappers are still keeping as busy as ever.  Tarrus Riley  is in [...]