Los Campesinos! (Photo courtesy Chromatic Publicity )
In about a month, noise pop septet Los Campesinos! will launch a US tour to promote their sixth studio album, Sick Scenes. The UK collective will release Sick Scenes via Wichita Recordings on Feb. 24, and their tour will take them to the 9:30 Club soon after on Thursday, March 9.
Dave Wakeling and The English Beat have been no strangers to DC, last performing at the 9:30 Club to open for Squeeze last fall. The band next return to the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 1, to provide a proper headlining set.
Chris Robinson performs at the 9:30 Club on November 20, 2016. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)
“Rock on, roll on, get off, get it on / Be one, be two, be all, be you…”
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood share these guiding words of encouragement on “New Cannonball Rag,” the first single of their latest EP If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home Now, released last November.
Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at the 9:30 Club on May 12, 2016.
Parquet Courts released Human Performance, a tremendous fourth studio album, last year via Rough Trade. They then toured lots and lots.
Now they are touring some more! And they return with their outstanding new songs to play again at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 13. (Read our Parklife DC review of Parquet Courts’ last 9:30 Club show!)
Savages at 9:30 Club on March 27, 2016 (See the full blog)
As we wrap up 2016 here at Parklife DC, we looked back on our best concert photos of the year, where reviewed our 10 (actually 11) favorite photos on our blog.
But while Paivi and Kristie considerably brightened up our blog with their pictures, Theresa C. Sanchez and myself also have been out there photographing some concerts. So now we are rounding up the best of the rest to present some cool photos that Theresa and I captured over the year as well.
Steve Jackson of The Pietasters keeps the party going at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 23.
Christmas came early for the rude boys and girls of DC as The Pietasters, our city’s terrific #1 ska band, took to the 9:30 Club for a holiday show that proved a jubilant celebration of the storied band’s catalog.
Chief Pietaster Steve Jackson and his motley crew were in fine shape indeed for a stomping singalong of their tunes, along with a few favorite cover songs. The Pietasters shared a full house that wasn’t afraid to mosh with a busy bill that included Loving Paupers, Hub City Stompers, and Mephiskapheles -– with the support bands occasionally leaping into The Pietasters’ set to lend their voices to the chorus.
London post-punks White Lies are returning to the 9:30 Club on Feb. 1 in support of a great new album — titled Friends.
After publishing the album in October via BMG, White Lies announced a brief US tour that begins here in DC. And on that tour they will play outstanding new songs like “Morning in LA” from the new album. These guys are really terrific standard-bearers for the classic post-punk sound, and their music is continually renewing. Make plans to check them out!
Watch the official music video for “Morning in LA” by White Lies on YouTube:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see White Lies at the 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by White Lies.
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
Tickets also are available online.
Wednesday, Feb. 1