Eight Gigs: Mali Music

Sun., March 1, 9 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $25-$30

Fans of inspirational music take note: Kortney Jamaal Pollard (a.k.a. Mali Music) will make an appearance this weekend in support of the Grammy nominated (Best Urban Contemporary Album) Mali Is…. If you're a fan of smooth, soulful and rich vocals, look no further. While most folks already know his smash single, “Beautiful,” the album's strongest cuts are the wonderful, harmony-driven “Walking Shoes” and the stunning album closer, “I Believe.” While his record peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart back in June of 2014, Pollard is still making the rounds on the touring circuit to help spread the gospel of well-crafted R&B. Lakeisha “KP” Pollard opens. 2708 J Street, www.malimusicofficial.com.