Concert Review: Digable Planets @ The Bircmere 2/24/20 — Alexandria, VA

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Digable Planets @ The Birchmere (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Digable Planets played for a sold out crowd at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on February 24, 2020 — and I, Andy Jillson, was there to capture some of the eclectic performance. This show was sold out for a reason. Digable Planets were awesome! Seriously. Wow. I am extremely fortunate to have obtained a photo pass for this show. I dig, Digable Planets.

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All photos and words by Andy Jillson
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The Birchmere was packed for this performance. The whole place was jamming. Digable Planets played several of their classics along with a few deep tracks and a couple surprises. Their fans were losing their shit most of the show. People were people up on their feet — dancing in their seats, in the aisles, and up against the stage. The band successfully created a unifying atmosphere with their live music.

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Digable Planets honestly caught me off guard and had me jamming along with their enthusiastic audience. And their drummer is sick! Though there is no photo pit at The Birchmere, I was still able to take some decent shots of the band. The trio of MC’s dominated the stage and ripped their mics. The band both looked different than I remember and sounded a bit different than I recall.

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Doodlebug, Ladybug Mecca, and Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets emerged during the “Golden Age” of hip-hop in the early 1990’s. However, their sound is just as fresh and their stage presence is unmatched. There’s not much else to say. If you have a chance to see Digable Planets live, do so. Be sure to check the Official Digable Planets Website for all tour dates, merch, music, and other info about the band.

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Here are some more photos of Digable Planets performing for a sold out crowd at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on February 24, 2020. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson/Hazy Eye Music Media.

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