Operators (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade went totally new wave with his latest project, Operators. The synth-forward trio released Radiant Dawn, a second studio album, recently via Last Gang Records, and Operators perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, July 13.
L-R: Brady Black, Todd Stewart, Johnny “Chops” Richardson, Randy Rogers, Geoffrey Hill, Les Lawless (photo by Allen Clark)
The Randy Rogers Band recently released Hell Bent, its ninth studio album, via Tommy Jackson Records. Randy Rogers and his bandmates play at 9:30 Club on Thursday, July 11.
Members of Field Day (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)
Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion, former members of Dag Nasty, joined forces with Mark Phillips (Down by Law) as Field Day, and the band is making its live debut across the country this summer with new music to follow in 2020. Field Day performs at Black Cat on Friday, July 12, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Eilen Jewell (Photo courtesy conqueroo)
Americana singer-songwriter Eilen (pronounced ee-len) Jewell’s music mixes the influences of classic country and blues. On her last album, Down Hearted Blues, she covered a dozen classic tracks from that genre. She’s releasing a new album of original songs, Gypsy, next month.
Eilen will perform in Mason District Park on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30pm. The concert is sponsored Fairfax County and is free and open to the public. Parklife DC’s Mark Engleson caught up with Eilen for a chat prior to the show.
Rob Thomas (Photo by Randall Slavin)
Rob Thomas released Chip Tooth Smile, his fourth studio album, in April through Atlantic Records. The Matchbox Twenty frontman brings his solo show to The Anthem on Friday, July 12!
Nick Murphy (Photo courtesy Downtown Records)
Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker, released Run Fast Sleep Naked, his sophomore album, via Downtown Records and Future Classic in April. The Aussie singer performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 10.
Josh Groban (Photo by Brian Bowen Smith)
In April Josh Groban released a CD/DVD package, Josh Groban Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden, via Reprise Records. With the release of the package, Josh began the second leg of his Bridges Tour, and it arrives at Wolf Trap on Sunday, July 7.