Ticket Giveaway: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard @ 9:30 Club, 3/29/17

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Photo courtesy ATO Records)

Psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released their ninth studio album on Feb. 24 via ATO Records in the United States and Flightless Records in their native Australia. They are on tour with a local concert at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 29. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to go!

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Interview: Dave Wakeling of The English Beat

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Dave Wakeling of The English Beat performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)

Last week, The English beat performed to a very crowded house at 9:30 Club, and Parklife DC caught the show. (Read our review!) Prior to the show, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Wakeling, the brains behind the band, for a lengthy chat. Born in Birmingham, England, Dave started The Beat there (and took it to the United States where it became known as The English Beat.) Roughly 30 years ago, he migrated to the United States and now resides in Southern California.

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Music Park: English Beat @ 9:30 Club — 3/1/17

English Beat-030217-05 English Beat perform at 9:30 Club on March 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)

Dave Wakeling arrived in DC Wednesday in good spirits. With a mischievous grin and a boisterous attitude, Dave and his band in The English Beat appeared at 9:30 Club to enthrall a very full house with Dave’s time-tested ska, reggae, and new wave hits, which had the whole room skanking.

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