Sun., Dec. 16, Snoop Dogg
Ace of Spades, 6:30 p.m., $39.95
“Gin and Juice” basically informed my entire adult life. In fact, I don't think I've heard a Snoop Dogg song since his debut album Doggystyle dropped in 1993. But it shaped me into the strong, capable woman I am today. Funny how that works. What I'm trying to say is this: You don't have to be a current fan of Snoop Dogg—or even be familiar with his more recent reggae-inspired work released under the moniker Snoop Lion—to reap the benefits of Snoop live. If you have so much as heard of rap, you have a moral responsibility to represent. Remember, it ain't “Nuthin' but a ‘G' thang.” 1417 R Street, www.snoopdogg.com.