Music Park: Phoenix @ The Anthem — 10/16/17

Phoenix 16 Thomas Mars fronts Phoenix at The Anthem on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In the encore of the show by Phoenix at The Anthem on Monday, frontman Thomas Mars praised Prince, telling the audience how struck he was by seeing the iconic artist in a concert in Paris when Thomas was only 8 years old.

So it’s no surprise that the latest effort by Phoenix — the sunny album Ti Amo — was in some ways inspired by Prince as much as it was by Italian dance and romance.

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Don’t Miss: Cloak and Dagger Festival – Dusk Till Dawn @ The Globe Theater + The Tower Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), 10/20-10/21/17

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Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM performs at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Oct. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, you may well want to pop out to S. Broadway for some nights of dark pop at The Globe and The Tower Theatres on Friday and Saturday. That’s where you’ll find the Cloak and Dagger Festival – Dusk Till Dawn, featuring headliners The Jesus And Mary Chain, KMFDM, She Wants Revenge, Poptone, TR/ST, Com Truise, The Soft Moon, HEALTH, Cold Cave, and many more.

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Music Park: Broken Social Scene @ 9:30 Club — 9/19/17

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Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene performs at 9:30 Club on Sept. 19, 2017.

Fear. Anxiety. Depression. These psychological stressors are at an all-time high, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, affecting an estimated 8.3 million American adults. Sure, meditation and exercise might be tried and true methods to calm an overloaded brain, but the Canadian baroque pop collective Broken Social Scene have an alternative prescription to offer. No, it’s not “more cowbell” — although it wouldn’t be all that surprising given how many musical instruments they utilize on stage. Kevin Drew and crew employ a more engaging and face-to-face method.

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Music Park: Atlas Genius @ Sixth & I — 10/16/17

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Keith Jeffery performs at EdgeFest in Dallas, Texas, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Alexa Stickler)

Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey, better known as alternative rock band Atlas Genius, put on a lively show at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Monday. Atlas Genius is currently on a US tour following the release of their new single, “63 Days,” the band’s first new music for nearly two years.

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Don’t Miss: Chris Lake @ U Street Music Hall, 10/20/17

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Chris Lake (Photo courtesy Good Question)

English DJ and producer Chris Lake recently collaborated with Skrillex on the compilation HOWSLA, which includes his own single “I Want You.” The compilation hit #1 on the iTunes electronic chart, and his single has continued to receive robust airplay. Now on his Lose My Mind Tour, Chris arrives at U Street Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20, to spin some house.

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Don’t Miss: Chris Rock @ MGM National Harbor, 10/18-10/21/17

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Chris Rock (Photo courtesy Ticketmaster)

The inimitable Chris Rock will bring his keen comedic timing and off-color jokes to MGM National Harbor for four nights, beginning tonight, Oct. 18. Chris appears Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in The Theater at MGM National Harbor this week on The Total Blackout Tour, and only a few tickets remain for each performance (although tonight is sold out). Find tickets online.

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Don’t Miss: Lucinda Williams @ Lincoln Theatre, 10/30/17

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Lucinda Williams (Photo courtesy All Eyes Media)

On Sept. 29, Lucinda Williams released This Sweet Old World via Highway 20/ThirtyTigers. This remarkable album reimagines and reinterprets Lucinda’s seminal 1992 album Sweet Old World in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Lucinda is touring to mark that anniversary with a concert at The Lincoln Theatre on Monday, Oct. 30.

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