Careless Memories: A New Wave Party

New Wave & Punk

On the second Thursday of the the month, Parklife DC hosts Careless Memories: A New Wave Party, where we play some favorite tunes inspired by many of the concerts we review. Admission is free!

Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) is a comfortable, laidback bar specializing in craft cocktails and beers, located at the U Street Metro Station, only steps away from the 9:30 Club and DC9.

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Thursday, Feb. 15: Talking Heads: 18
Inspired by David Byrne, former frontman of the Talking Heads, at The Anthem this spring.

Careless Memories: A New Wave Party
Dodge City
Second Thursday monthly
Free admission

Past events

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018: Careless Memories: Talking Loud and Clear
Inspired by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, March 6.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017: Careless Memories: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Our Christmas party, featuring New Wave Christmas tunes.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017: Careless Memories: Are Friends Electric?
Inspired by Gary Numan at 9:30 Club on Friday, March 9.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017: Careless Memories: Cool for Cats
Inspired by Squeeze at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017: Careless Memories: Post-Punk/New Wave Revival
Celebrating the bands of the post-punk/new wave rival, including Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, The Sounds, and more.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017: Careless Memories: Mute Records 202
Inspired by Depeche Mode at Verizon Center on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Thursday, July, 13, 2017: Careless Memories: Make It Magnificent (A Blondie Night)
Inspired by Blondie at Wolf Trap on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Thursday, June 8, 2017: Careless Memories: Retro Futura
Inspired by the Retro Futura Tour with headliner Howard Jones, which visited Baltimore on Sunday, July 30.

Thursday, May 25, 2017: Music for Manchester
Inspired by a terrorist attack on Manchester, we played favorite UK artists like The Smiths, New Order, and others who hail from the city.

Thursday, April 13, 2017: Ciao, Giorgio
Inspired by the performance of Giorgio Moroder at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12.

Thursday, March 9, 2017: Careless Memories: Land Down Under
Inspired by Colin Hay at The Birhmere on Sunday, March 12, and Monday, March 13.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017: Careless Memories: The Romance of Synthpop
Inspired by Book of Love at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017: Careless Memories: Happy Birthday, David Bowie
Inspired by the late David Bowie’s birthday on Jan. 8.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016: Careless Memories: Duran Duran Save Christmas
Inspired by Duran Duran and their New Year’s shows at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016: Careless Memories: Factory Records 202
Inspired by Peter Hook and The Light at the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016: Careless Memories: A Toast to the Pet Shop Boys
Inspired by the Pet Shop Boys at Warner Theatre on Friday, Nov. 11.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016: Careless Memories: A Salute to Psych
Inspired by Echo and the Bunnymen at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 9.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016: Careless Memories: A New Wave Party
Inspired by good music all around!

Thursday, July 14, 2016: Careless Memories: A New Wave Party
Inspired by a recent trip to Paris at its Pigalle New Wave Party — our inaugural edition!