Ticket Giveaway: Frightened Rabbit @ 9:30 Club, 5/31/17

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Rocking Scots Frightened Rabbit are coming around for a handful of US headlining shows in the wake of the release of their fifth studio album Painting of a Panic Attack about a year ago on Atlantic Records. The band perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 31, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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DJ Park: Giorgio Moroder @ 9:30 Club — 5/12/17

Giorgio Moroder 02 Giorgio Moroder performs at 9:30 Club on May 12, 2017.

Waiting for the DJ to arrive, the crowd at 9:30 Club pressed up against the security barrier on Friday, chanting his name.

“Giorgio! Giorgio! Giorgio!”

When the 77-year-old man of the hour arrived, the very full house erupted into cheers for their headliner — producer and tastemaker Giorgio Moroder, the legendary collaborator who brought synthesizers to Donna Summer and thereafter kept his finger on the pulse of global pop music.

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Don’t Miss: The Zombies @ Birchmere, 7/17/17 (Perspective on a Very Good Year)

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The Zombies perform at 9:30 Club on March 23, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

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If the “Modfather” hands you one of his all-time favorite albums and tells you to listen, it would behoove you to do so.

Paul Weller helped transform the sound of British rock during the 1970s with his former punk rock-new wave band The Jam and later with The Style Council in the 1980s. When he’s not recording new music on his own (his 13th solo album “A Kind of Revolution” drops May 12) or performing live, you can find him at a record store collecting vinyl like it’s his job. His musical appetite is varied and oftentimes obscure, but always on point, so it’s no surprise a critically acclaimed commercial flop like Odessey and Oracle (misspelling courtesy artist Terry Quirk) is at the top of the tastemaker’s list.

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Ticket Giveaway: Cloud Nothings @ 9:30 Club, 5/20/17

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Cloud Nothings released its latest album Life Without Sound in January via Carpark Records. The band launched a lengthy North American tour right before its release, and they finally make their way to 9:30 Club to play on Saturday, May 20. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Rostam @ 9:30 Club — 5/2/17

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Rostam (Photo by Tara Ziemba)

Rostam Batmanglij has a sometimes lengthy songwriting process. The former member of Vampire Weekend can sometimes work up a concept and then revisit it and revise it months and months later.

In the case of “Gwan,” his most recent single, Rostam drew it up as sheet music some time ago before sitting down to refine it. Now it’s one of his favorite songs to play live. And play it live he did to an attentive gathering at 9:30 Club on May 2.

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Music Park: Bonobo @ 9:30 Club — 5/1/17

Bonobo 18 Szjerdene sings with Bonobo at 9:30 Club on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Bonobo may be a man, specifically Englishman Simon Green, but he’s got an impressive team. That team took a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club on a lengthy tour of majestic sonic landscapes on Monday, dazzling us with engaging electronics, uplifting orchestral arrangements, and a soulful, winsome vocalist.

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