Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant are bringing Echo & The Bunnymen back to DC in a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 9! To celebrate, Parklife DC is throwing a little new wave party that we are calling Careless Memories: A Salute to Psych, where we will play a lot of the neo-psychedelic jams that gave classic new wave a hazy electronic edge.
I invite you to join our party, which will be held at Dodge City on Thursday, Sept. 8 (right around the corner from the 9:30 Club on the night before The Bunnymen perform)! You can RSVP on Facebook or show up — admission is free.
But wait! To take the celebration to the next level, we are giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Bunnymen concert! Now, that’s smart thinking! Ian would be proud.
Echo & The Bunnymen have a relatively new album, Meteorites, but we will revisit a lot of their classic catalog, including perhaps “the greatest song of all time” — “The Killing Moon!”
And how can we disagree? As Ian told Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s: “I’ve said a lot of times that it’s the greatest song ever written, and the reason it is, is that it’s more than a song. It’s way beyond being a song. It’s about everything. It’s not about football or fucking celery, but it’s about most other things.”
Watch the official music video for “The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen on YouTube:
Okay, I digress. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to Echo & The Bunnymen’s sold-out 9:30 Club show! To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. When you leave a comment, tell us your favorite Echo & The Bunnymen song and share the brilliance of Ian McCulloch!
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
Echo & The Bunnymen
Friday, Sept. 9
And come see us the night before The Bunnymen at Dodge City!
Careless Memories: A Salute to Psych
Thursday, Sept. 8