Music Park: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club — 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 14 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Andrew Savage zipped into DC from Los Angeles, fresh from the Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Recording Package for his band Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Human Performance.

The artist for David Bowie’s Blackstar album took that award, but Andrew was upbeat about it. “I won,” he quipped to a large crowd at 9:30 Club on Monday. “The director of The Recording Academy told us we were all winners. That sounds pretty official to me.”

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Ticket Giveaway: Modern Baseball @ 9:30 Club, 3/21/17

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Feb. 21 Update: Unfortunately, Modern Baseball have canceled their upcoming tour.

From Jake Ewald on Facebook:

Hey everybody, Jake here. As much as it pains me to say this, we have decided to cancel our upcoming U.S. tour dates and festival appearances to take a break from Modern Baseball for a little while. If you already bought tickets for the tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Over the past few months the band has become an immense source of anxiety for me, and it wasn’t until I opened up to Sean, Ian, and Brendan about it that we realized we were all feeling the same way. The project we started as a source of joy and positive expression had become something that was slowly eating away at our mental health and our friendships. We have been championing the importance of mental health for a while now, and we recently realized that it would be wrong for us to ignore our own health any longer. Please know that we don’t take a tour cancellation lightly, and under any other circumstances we would not even consider it an option, but in this instance we have to put our health and friendships first. You’ve supported us unconditionally throughout this crazy ride and we could never thank you enough. We never really learned how to do this whole “rock band” thing the right way, but you kept coming to the shows and talking to us and assuring us that we’d figure it out sooner or later. We could not have done any of this without you. Be honest with those you love and don’t be afraid to lean on them when you need to. Odds are they’ll need to lean on you pretty soon too.

With all the love in the world,
MOBO

Philadelphia emo quartet Modern Baseball released their third album last year, and they have been touring quite a lot. In March, they launch a new US tour that includes a stop at 9:30 Club on March 21.

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Don’t Miss: Allah-Las @ 9:30 Club, 3/27/17

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Allah-Las (Photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick)

Allah-Las will take you to sunny California at the drop of a record needle. The garage rockers famously formed a band when three of its four members were working at Amoeba Music, and their articulate surf-influenced music certainly sounds like it was made by musicians who absorbed as much of their surroundings as possible.

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