Music Park: Olden Yolk @ DC9 — 5/11/18

oldeyolk-2 Olden Yolk performs at DC9 on May 11, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer formed Olden Yolk and released their self-titled debut album in February via Trouble in Mind. The band are on tour to promote the new album (with stops in Philadelphia and New York City this weekend!), and they visited DC9 on Friday, when Ben Eisendrath snapped some pictures of them in action.

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Around Town: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

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The Funk Parade March, free and open to the public, rolls down U Street NW, DC, on May 6, 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s Note: Funk Parade recent introduced a general festival wristband, providing priority entry into select evening music venues during its showcase on May 12. Funk Parade also will host its first-ever Featured Showcase at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring Ari Lennox, Mannywellz, and more.

Buy the General Music Fest Wristband online here, and buy your tickets to the Lincoln Theatre Showcase online here.

For other details, Parklife DC presents the full text of a press release issued by Funk Parade on Thursday below.

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Don’t Miss: Goo Goo Dolls @ The Anthem, 10/13/18

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Goo Goo Dolls (Photo by Bob Mussel)

Fans of the late-‘90s and early-‘00s rock scene got a little bit of a treat earlier this month when the Goo Goo Dolls announced a 20th anniversary tour for their multi-platinum album “Dizzy Up The Girl.” Featuring the bulk of the band’s hits (like “Broadway,” “Slide,” and “Iris,”), the album was about as big as any in its genre at the end of the 20th Century. And though the Goo Goo Dolls’ newer material hasn’t quite garnered the same enthusiasm from critics or fans, the band still hits a nostalgic sweet spot for people all across the country.

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Don’t Miss: National Cannabis Festival @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 4/21/18

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Cypress Hill (Photo courtesy Primary Wave)

Groundbreaking hip hop group Cypress Hill, perhaps forever best remembered for 1994’s “Insane in the Brain,” will headline the National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds on Saturday, April 21.

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Don’t Miss: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

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Revelers dance at the Main Stage of Funk Parade 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s note: Parklife DC was glad to receive word Friday that the fifth annual Funk Parade will proceed on Saturday, May 12, after being rescued by a massive-last minute fundraising effort. We present the official press release from Funk Parade in its entirety below. Visit www.funkparade.com for all details! 

Washington, DC — It’s on.

The 5th Annual Funk Parade will happen Saturday, May 12, after last-minute fundraising raised over $60,000 in just a few weeks. Organizers had announced March 6 the event was unlikely to take place because of a massive budget shortfall.

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Around Town: No Mike Isabella @ RAMMY Awards, 6/10/18

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The reception at RAMMY Awards in 2017 (Photo courtesy RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced yesterday the revocation of two nominations for restaurants owned by Chef Mike Isabella for the RAMMY Awards on June 10 at the Washington Convention Center in the wake of recent sexual harassment charges against him and other members of his leadership team.

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Around Town: Crowdfunding Campaign @ Funk Parade, Now

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The 2017 Funk Parade marches through the city on May 6, 2017. (Photo by Ted Eytan)

The following press release was published by Funk Parade on March 11. Parklife DC shares it in its entirety in support of Funk Parade’s crowdfunding effort.

A longstanding DC music institution has stepped in to help save a new one.

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, the independent music and equipment retail giant which has called the DC area home for 60 years, has pledged to match new crowdfunding contributions to save the DC Funk Parade. The campaign can be found at https://www.youcaring.com/funkparade.

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