About Us

ParkLife DC, established by Mickey McCarter in 2014, is dedicated to concert reviews and related urban events in the District of Columbia.


Mickey McCarter: Editor
Paivi Salonen: Chief Photographer
David LaMason: Senior Correspondent/Photographer
Miyun Park: Previews
Shantel M. Breen: Instagram Chief

Regular Bloggers (alphabetically by last name)
Mark Caicedo: Correspondent/Photographer
Will Colbert: Correspondent/Photographer
Mark Engleson: Correspondent
Jason Nicholson: Photographer
Chris R. Smyth: Correspondent/Photographer
Ari Strauss: Photographer

Recurring Contributors (alphabetically by last name)
Shantel M. Breen: Contributing Correspondent/Photographer
Chris Castillo: Contributing Photographer (Hip Hop)
Jasper Dendy: Contributing Correspondent  (EDM/Dance)
Ben Eisendrath: Contributing Photographer
Kyle Gustafson: Contributing Photographer
Isaiah Hattix: Contributing Photographer
Neal Keller: Contributing Correspondent
Jules McNamara: Contributing Photographer
Corey Paterson: Contributing Correspondent (Rock, Folk)
Nathan Payne: Contributing Photographer
Brenda Reyes: Contributing Correspondent/Photographer
Theresa C. Sanchez: Contributing Correspondent/Photographer
Chester Simpson: Contributing Photographer (Bluegrass)
Robert Smith: Contributing Correspondent (R&B)
Daniel Webb: Contributing Correspondent (Punk)

Press Releases

Parklife DC Celebrates First Year, Dec. 8, 2015

About Us

We blog about arts and entertainment around the city, and we specifically look at the following happenings:

Music Park: Concert and music reviews.
Around Town
: Arts, events and doings around DC.
Stars and Bars: DC bars and drinks.

Music Park, our biggest domain, breaks down into a few subsections:

Music Park: A full-length featured concert review of a band or musician.
Snapshots: A concert review focused mostly on pictures.
DJ Park: A full-length review of a performance by a DJ.
Don’t Miss: An exciting upcoming show for your consideration!
Ticket Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets from our terrific partners like 9:30 Club
(9 a.m. every Wednesday morning!).
Interview: A chat with a touring artist on their way to DC or a local artist living in DC.
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: Music reporter at We Love DC for three years (check out my archives). I claim to like the finer things in life, but I’m consistently found in dive bars. You might notice that I like David Bowie.

You: We are always looking out for new bloggers! Join us. Email parklifedc@gmail.com to inquire.

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/parklifedc.
Follow us on Instagram at http://www.instragram.com/parklifedc.
Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/parklifedc.


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