Parklife DC reviews concert and related urban events in the District of Columbia. We are currently the biggest blog dedicated to concert reviews in DC.
Regular Bloggers (alphabetically by last name)
Mark Caicedo: Correspondent/ Photographer
Will Colbert: Correspondent/ Photographer
Mark Engleson: Correspondent
Andy Jillson: Correspondent/ Photographer
Jason Nicholson: Photographer
Brenda Reyes: Contributing Correspondent/ Photographer
Chris R. Smyth: Correspondent/ Photographer
Ari Strauss: Photographer
Recurring Contributors (alphabetically by last name)
Shantel Breen: Contributing Correspondent/ Photographer
Chris Castillo: Contributing Photographer (Hip Hop)
Ben Eisendrath: Contributing Photographer
Kyle Gustafson: Contributing Photographer
Neal Keller: Contributing Correspondent
Jules McNamara: Contributing Photographer
Corey Paterson: Contributing Correspondent (Rock, Folk)
Chester Simpson: Contributing Photographer (Bluegrass)
Robert Smith: Contributing Correspondent (R&B)
Daniel Webb: Contributing Correspondent (Punk)
We blog about arts and entertainment around the city, and we specifically look at the following happenings:
Live Review: Revisit concert and music events in words and pictures.
Previews Discover upcoming shows.
Interview: Follow chats with notable performers or influencers.
Around Town: Recap arts and doings around DC.
Stars and Bars: Drink in DC bars.
Live Review, our biggest domain, delivers our focus on concert reviews with the following:
Live Review: A full-length featured concert review of a band or musician (formerly “Music Park”).
Snapshots: A concert review focused mostly on pictures.
DJ Review: A full-length review of a performance by a DJ (formerly “DJ Park.”)
New Release: A look at an upcoming album, usually from a DC band or musician.
Book Talk: A book event about a music-themed book, perhaps a biography.
Who Are We?
Mickey McCarter: Mickey graduated from American University with a Masters degree in Journalism in 1999, and he has largely worked in web journalism ever since. Now a professional marketing director, Mickey started concert blogging with We Love DC (check out my archives). When that blog closed, he recruited a team and created this fine blog you now read.
You: We may be looking out for new bloggers! Email Mickey at parklifedc AT gmail.com to inquire.