Boy Harsher (Photo by Courtney Brooke)
Boy Harsher — the duo of Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller — recently released the video for “Autonomy,” a standout track from their new album, The Runner (Original Soundtrack), out now via Nude Club/City Slang. The synthpop duo bring their new tunes to a show at Black Cat on Sunday, April 10.
Sierra Ferrell (Photo courtesy Rounder Records)
Not long ago, rising country star Sierra Ferrell wrapped her inaugural US tour in support of her captivating Rounder debut, Long Time Coming. The tour was an unquestionable success, and so Sierra has embarked on a second US tour, and she’s performing in DC at The Hamilton Live on Wednesday, April 6.
ACTORS (Photo by Kira Clavell)
Canadian dark wavers ACTORS released their sophomore album, Acts of Worship, in 2021. Acts of Worship is an album of driving beats, massive hooks, and dramatic atmospheres — equally melancholy and electrifying.
ACTORS now make their DC live debut in a show at Pie Shop on Sunday, April 3!
Colin Hay (Photo by Paul Moley Studio)
Singer-songwriter Colin Hay recenlty released his new album Now and The Evermore via Lazy Eye/Compass Records, and he plays DC’s Lincoln Theatre in support on Saturday, April 2.
The Districts (Photo by David McClister)
The Districts headline the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 13, in support of their new album Great American Painting, which is out now via Fat Possum Records.
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to see the show!
Tab Benoit performs live at the Ryman Auditorium in 2020. (Photo by Jean Frank.)
Tab Benoit, respected Louisiana-based blues guitarist, vocalist, and storyteller extraordinaire, has launched an ambitious 2022 Spring-Summer National Tour with the Whiskey Bayou Revue.
Locally, Tab Benoit performs in concert at The Birchmere, America’s Legendary Music Hall, on Wednesday, April 6.
EXTC (Photo by Dommett Young)
Terry Chambers — the legendary drummer of British rock band XTC — is back touring North America with EXTC (named and backed by XTC leader Andy Partridge) performing songs not heard live since the original band stopped touring in 1982.
EXTC have embarked on a US tour, and the band perform at City Winery DC on Tuesday, April 5!
MTV Moon Man (Photo courtesy MTV)
Your editor came to truly love music as an MTV Kid, riding the UK new wave acts that fueled the Gen X imagination with their pop hooks and colorful music videos.
The breadth of legacy new wave/ post-punk acts performing around the DC metro area in 2022 is unprecedented.
While Parklife DC won’t cover all of these shows, we are excited that these performers who started in the ’70s and ’80s are enjoying so much demand at present.
black midi (Photo by Yis Kid)
black midi recently released Cavalcovers, an EP featuring covers of Taylor Swift, King Crimson, and Captain Beefheart, via Rough Trade. The band launched a tour this week, and they arrive locally to perform at Black Cat on Tuesday, April 5.
Vivien Goldman (Photo by Alexesie Pinnock)
Our friend Rick Taylor likes to say he follows in the footsteps of legendary radio host John Peel in creating the traditions of his monthly DC post-punk, garage, and indie left-of-the-dial night, We Fought the Big One.
Well, Rick and his collaborator Brandon Grover add another layer to their storied party when they host punk professor Vivien Goldman, a true indie-rock original, at Marx Cafe on Friday, April 1, in honor of the 18th anniversary of We Fought the Big One.