Posts Tagged ‘Trillectro’

Lineup for Fourth-Annual Trillectro Music Festival Announced

With the lineup came another big reveal—Trillectro has once again relocated, this time moving to Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion.

ToDo ToDay: The Chuck Brown Band, Trillectro, and George Clinton

The Godfather of Go-Go would have turned 78 on Friday, Aug. 22. Tonight, two years after his death, his final album of new music, Beautiful Life, will be feted at a release concert featuring the Chuck Brown Band and special guests. True to Brown’s modus operandi, Beautiful Life incorporates songs and stylings from multiple decades of African-American popular [...]

The Breaks: Trillectro and a Song for Ferguson

The Breaks is back after a two-week hiatus with thoughts on the surprise hit that regenerated national interest in Wale four years ago, new music from Yung Gleesh, Rahiem Supreme, and Dino Bam, and an old Rob Regal song that’s become painfully relevant in the wake of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo. Then, of course, [...]

Listen: Ras Nebyu’s Sophomore Mixtape, Ras Griffin lll

Ras Nebyu—best described as a young version of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie smoking a blunt while waiting for the 70 bus on Georgia Avenue—understands the importance of patience and detail when crafting a project. At the tail end of last week, the 22-year-old D.C. rapper released his delayed sophomore mixtape, Ras Griffin lll, named in [...]

Here’s the Trillectro Festival Lineup

Headlined by Detroit’s resident A$$ shaker Big Sean (pictured) and trap-and-bass meme phenomenon Baauer (of Harlem Shake fame), this year’s Trillectro lineup could possibly cause a small earthquake around its new venue, RFK Fairgrounds, on August 23.
Hip-hop trio of the moment Migos, whose 2013 single "Versace" easily challenges Big Sean for the most repetitive verse ever, will be providing [...]

Arts Roundup: Terio Edition

RIP Ellsworth J. Davis, the first black photographer to work for the Washington Post. [Post]
Kathleen Hanna talks to Stereogum about Julie Ruin, riot grrrl, and her recent life-changing illness. [Stereogum]
Pleasure Curses drops a new music video. [The Deli Magazine]
Clinton Yates searches for Terio, the 6-year-old Internet celebrity/dancer, at Trillectro. [Vice]

Observations From Trillectro: A Lethargic Glizzy, A Surprise Fat Trel, and Part of a Wale Show

It seemed like D.C. didn't know what to make of last year's Trillectro Music Festival. Curated by bloggers Modele "Modi" Oyewole, Quinn Coleman, and Marcel Marshall, Trillectro was the first of its kind for the region—a rare event where hipsters and hip-hop heads converged.
The crowds may have been more ready for this year's festival, having absorbed round after round of Trillectro [...]

DC to BC: Yes, Trillectro Is a Local Festival, Too

Half of the lineup booked for tomorrow’s Trillectro music festival represents the D.C. area. But it’s not clear whether the festival’s target audience knows that.
“If you go online you'll see that people don't think there's a lot of talent from D.C. on the bill,” says Quinn Coleman (aka DJ Spicoli), a member of the promotion [...]

ToDo ToDay: African Films, Andy Kindler, NoMa Beer Fest, and Trillectro

D.C.’s version of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, returning for its seventh year, seems far too short for an event concerned with global African culture. But its curation may make up for its small slate. Tonight’s kickoff film, African Independence, takes a broad view, talking to African leaders about the continent’s myriad struggles for independence. [...]

Listen: The Trillectro Music Festival Mixtape

With the second annual Trillectro festival going down this weekend, the DC to BC team has cranked up promotion for the home stretch: Late last week, Trillectro's promoters (in partnership with Livemixtapes, Karmaloop, and ThrillHD) released an official mixtape for the festival.
Among the highlights on the tape hosted by OG Chase B and DC to BC’s [...]