Simon LeBon fronts Duran Duran at The Fillmore New Orleans on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
When I was a young lad in the early ’80s on the search for good music, Duran Duran struck as a revelation. They’ve remained as powerful and interesting today as they were then, and their talent, chemistry, and sophistication were on full display at a pair of shows in newly opened The Fillmore New Orleans this week.
Emily Haines fronts Metric at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
When Emily Haines of Metric sang at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, she sang with her whole self — which is to say that physically she threw her body into song, but psychically she threw her mind into it as well.
Kristie Di Lascio of Loi Loi (Photo by Jen Meller)
DC synthpop band Loi Loi is a local favorite here at Parklife DC, and we are excited that frontwoman Kristie Di Lascio is releasing Me Dystopia, the first full-length album by Loi Loi, via Blight Records — today, Feb. 15!
In honor of the occasion, Parklife DC chatted with Kristie about how she made the record, what it means to her, and what’s next for Loi Loi. After you read our interview with Kristie, buy Me Dystopia on Bandcamp and grab a ticket for the record release show at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, March 16.
Ken Fox and Keith Streng rock City Winery on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
With “The Dreg,” Keith Streng (vocals, guitar) and Ken Fox (vocals, bass) built a sonic brickwork that prepared the audience at City Winery for what was about to come from The Fleshtones: a night of groovy garage rock that tumbled across the stage, occasionally dipped in a little punk or a little psychedelia.
Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. (Photo courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.)
Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie, is drawing a lot of awards attention. And audiences are abuzz with its end sequence duplicating Queen’s electric performance at Live Aid. Revisit the excitement with a screening of Live Aid at DC9 on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Half Alive (Photo by Sergio Necoechea)
Half Alive closed their show at DC9 recently with “Still Feel,” the trio’s most recognizable song. And that disco-flavored banger played like all parts of the band’s fully realized sound.
Duran Duran (Photo by Stephanie Pistel)
New wave heroes Duran Duran perform at a big festival in the Cayman Islands soon, and then they come ashore for a short stint of dates in the United States, including two nights at The Fillmore New Orleans. The first night at the sparkling new Fillmore sold out but limited tickets remain for Duran Duran’s show on Wednesday, Feb. 20.