Music Notes: Start the New Year With These Shows

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Fly Gypsy's new album

Fly Gypsy's new album "Change for a Dollar"

Friday, January 8

Fly Gypsy

Liv Nightclub, 8p.m.

Washington, DC-based hip-hop duo is quickly emerging as the hottest new name in hip-hop with a hugely successful mixtape, a critically acclaimed album, and a video in rotation on MTVu and VH1 Soul. Formed by Russian-born producer and a Jamaican-born emcee, Fly Gypsy launched this past summer with a release of The Vodka & Rum Mixtape. After a much buzzed about performance at 9:30 Club last year, you’re guaranteed a good time at Liv Nightclub tonight.

RJD2's New Album, "The Colossus"

RJD2's New Album, "The Colossus"

Saturday, January 9

RJD2 with Constellations and Happy Chichester

9:30 Club, 8p.m., $10-$20

Reigning from Columbus, Ohio, RJD2 is one of the most sought after hip-hop producers in the business. With a new album, The Colossus stirring up a lot of buzz, this 9:30 Club show is guaranteed to be one for the books.

Mose Allison

Mose Allison

Sunday, January 10

Mose Allison Trio

Blues Alley, two shows: 8p.m. and 10p.m., $25

Often called “the William Faulkner of Jazz,” Mose Allison’s music has influenced many blues and rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Who, The Clash and Van Morrison just to name a few. He’s written countless songs for other well-known artists as well as for himself. Watching this 79-year-old Mississippi native rock out on the piano is the perfect way to wrap up your weekened.

*Note: The Mose Allison Trio will be playing at Blues Alley Thursday January 7 – Sunday, January 10.

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