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.
Luna Honey (Photo courtesy the band)
DC drone quartet Luna Honey released the band’s debut album, Peace Will Grind You Down, last year via Blight Records. They’ve been performing around town quite a bit since then, and their next show is at the Dew Drop Inn on Monday, Feb. 25.
Trouble Funk performs at The Anthem on Dec. 31, 2018. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
DC native Tony “Big Tony” Fisher will bring his pioneering DC go-go band Trouble Funk to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The Seldom Scene performs at The 8×10 on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
The Seldom Scene is closer to their 50th anniversary (2021) of making music than they are to their 40th, and they maintain relevance in the scene that by many accounts they either buoyed or helped create. They certainly nodded to bluegrass traditions at The 8X10 in Baltimore recently. But like so many musicians that followed them, The Seldom Scene borrowed from other genres such as country, rock, and pop – with ease and a deep familiarity.
The 19th Street Band performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The 19th Street Band played at The Hamilton Live recently, opening for Town Mountain. Ari Strauss went along for the ride, and he captured some terrific pictures of the band.
Tony “Big Tony” Fisher of Trouble Funk at the official Hip-Hop Museum Launch Party at Blind Whino on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Thanks to Dave Mays (founder of The Source Magazine), Jeremy Beaver (owner of Listen Vision Studios/founder of Hip-Hop Museum), and Culture House (formerly Blind Whino), DC has yet another museum to add to its proverbial list.
Maryjo Mattea performs at DC9 on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)
Willowy and chirpy, Maryjo Mattea did not at first seem like a performer who might draw comparisons to post-grunge women of the ‘90s. But once Maryjo started singing, she sang with gutsy fervor, eliciting smiles and dances as tunes tumbled out of her guitar and into our ear at DC9 recently.