Ticket Giveaway: Parachute @ 9:30 Club, 5/1/19

Parachute Parachute (Photo courtesy Independent Music Media)

Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) formed Parachute more than a decade ago when they were still in high school. Now the gents from Charlottesville will release a new self-titled album on May 10 via Thirty Tigers. Parachute performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 1, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

Update: Parachute has sweetened the deal — our winner also gets their picture taken with the band at 9:30 Club!

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Interview: Stephen Jackson of The Pietasters (@ Mobius Records, 4/13/19)

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Steve Jackson (center) and The Pietasters (Photo courtesy the band)

The Pietasters will reissue Willis, their 1997 record from Epitaph/Hellcat, on colored vinyl for Record Store Day on Saturday. Stephen Jackson and the band will play a free show at Mobius Records in Fairfax, Virginia, with The Loving Paupers and Ponytails & Cocktails. The Record Store Day show starts at 1pm! Visit The Pietasters website for more information. 

Mickey McCarter of Parklife DC recently sat down with Steve over quite a few drinks to chat about the Secret History of The Pietasters. Along with our own Miyun Park and The Pietasters bassist Dave Vermillion, we discussed the ’80s DC music scene that shaped The Pietasters, some of Steve’s greatest memories in The Pietasters, and what comes next for the world’s most hyper ska band. Hilarity ensued.

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Live Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg @ 9:30 Club — 4/8/19

charlotte-6_DS305877 Charlotte Gainsbourg performs at 9:30 Club on April 8, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Magnetism and presence may seem like ethereal qualities, but Charlotte Gainsbourg is the walking personification of both. The famed singer-actress enchanted a large crowd at 9:30 Club with those qualities and more in a recent show.

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