Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mickey

warpaint_dm-gore Martin Gore performs with Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

The year 2017 was a good year for revisiting old friends as they returned to remind us that they truly still “got it.” In the past year, Parklife DC reviewed a great deal of musicians and bands, and the performances that really distinguished themselves often came as something of a pleasant surprise.

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Music Park: Glam Skanks @ Baltimore Soundstage — 9/19/17

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Ali Cat of Glam Skanks lovingly tells a former crush what to do with himself at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 19, 2017.

My favorite song by Glam Skanks is one that frontwoman Ali Cat lovingly introduces as a love song. And it certainly starts out as a traditional love song with its throwback ’50s rock ‘n roll vibe and initial cooing.

But before Ali even begins to strut across the stage, the song takes a whimsical turn for the better as she rains scorn down upon her former objet d’affection, proudly proclaiming the title “Fuck Off!” with a storm of hand gestures to emphasize the same.

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Music Park: Glam Skanks @ Lincoln Theatre — 1/23/17

Glam Skanks 14 Vocalist Ali Cat of Glam Skanks catches her microphone at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

What do you get when you combine Wonder Woman with a motorcycle daredevil and give her the voice of Suzi Quatro?

You get Ali Cat, lead singer of Glam Skanks, a rock-n-roll girl band from Los Angeles. And when you put Ali with her bandmates, you get a ton of musical hijinks and a stageful of fun.

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