Music Park: A. Savage @ DC9 — 11/10/17

A. Savage 03 Andrew Savage performs at DC9 on Nov. 10, 2017.

In his premiere solo outing, Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts was everything you would like him to be — a calm, cool, and collected urban cowboy with a wry wit and a passion for guitar.

The self-proclaimed A. Savage and his band also presented a few surprises to a very full house at DC9 on Nov. 10, alongside impressive songs from his solo debut album Thawing Dawn.

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Snapshots: 3TEETH @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/17

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3Teeth perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

3Teeth, Los Angeles’ finest industrial export, stomped through DC for a headlining tour at U Street Music Hall in July. They returned quickly to open for HIM on the Finnish band’s farewell tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9. Check out some pix from Paivi (and see her pix of HIM also).

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Ticket Giveaway: Wolf Alice @ 9:30 Club, 12/8/17

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Wolf Alice (Photo by Laura Allard Fleischl)

London noise rockers Wolf Alice released Visions of a Life, their second studio album, via Hirty Hit on Sept. 29, and they are on a world tour to celebrate it. While they are in the United Kingdom tonight, Wolf Alice will soon perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 8. You can win a pair of tickets to see them courtesy of Parklife DC!

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Snapshots: HIM @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/17

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HIM perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Self-proclaimed Finnish “love metal” band HIM are on a farewell tour, and vocalist Ville Valo and company performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday. Paivi captured the show in pictures.

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Snapshots: Vampyre Anvil @ State Theatre — 11/7/17

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Vampyre Anvil perform at the State Theatre on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Vampyre Anvil, consisting of Jason Novak and Sean Payne, dropped by the State Theatre on Nov. 7 to perform with Cubanate and Front Line Assembly. (Read our interview with Cubanate and see concert pictures here.) Paivi captured the guys in action!

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Music Park: The English Beat @ Lincoln Theatre — 11/7/17

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The English Beat perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Nov. 7, 2017.

The indefatigable Dave Wakeling and The English Beat have a new album poised for release in March — Here We Go Love — with singles due to hit the airwaves in January. It’s already remarkable that the Englishman has turned three original English Beat albums, and three successive General Public albums, into an entertaining tour de force, and even more so that the new album is really very good.

The new songs shined in performance during an energetic show at the Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Interview and Snapshots: Cubanate @ State Theatre — 11/7/17

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Cubanate perform at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

British techno rockers Cubanate hit the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, touring on a retrospective album titled Brutalism, recently released by Armalyte Records. Opening for Front Line Assembly (FLA), Marc Heal and Phil Barry performed songs including “Barbarossa,” “Body Burn,” and “Oxyacetylene.”

Prior to the show, Parklife DC caught up with Marc to ask him about the return of Cubanate and his observations on what’s happening on the industrial music scene today.

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