Vote: What Is the Best in DC for 2018?

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A wood thrush! (Photo by Trish Gussler)

Parklife DC will honor DC bands and venues with our inaugural awards program, named for our new mascot, DC’s own state bird — the Wood Thrush. Our Thrushie Awards are inspired by our mission to review live music concerts.

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Music Park: All Things Go Fall Classic: (Day 2) — 10/7/18

Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Day two of the All Things Go Fall Classic flowed with the same energy from the night before. The line-up was still dominated by women on Sunday, Oct. 7, leading to Carly Rae Jepsen closing out the day. But before Carly’s set, there were plenty of sets to be discovered throughout the day.

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Music Park: All Things Go Fall Classic (Day 1) @ Union Market — 10/6/18


Maggie Rogers performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

All Things Go Fall Classic was held at Union Market over last weekend, and the Saturday line-up was a noteworthy one because it was an all-women affair. It was a special day to attend to catch the amazing voices in general, but to see women represented like no one has in seen at music festivals it quite remarkable. Maggie Rogers and Liz Plapinger (aka LPX) co-curated the Saturday lineup, and both made sure that the lineup represented women from all genres of the music industry. From rock to R&B to pop, there was something for everybody.

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Don’t Miss: All Things Go Fall Classic @ Union Market, 10/6-10/7/18

Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen (Photo courtesy The Feldman Agency)

All Things Go Fall Classic returns to Union Market on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, heralding an all-female lineup on its first day. You can buy tickets for one- or two-day visits to the festival!

Maggie Rogers and LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) have helped curate an all-female lineup for the first day of the festival, which will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Jessie Reyez, Maggie, LPX, and more. Day two of the festival will see headlining performances by Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepsen, Misterwives, Betty Who, and other favorites.

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Music Park: Now, Now and Foreign Air @ All Things Go Fall Classic — 10/8/17

ATG_ForeignAir10 Foreign Air perform at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 8, 2017.

It wasn’t only the headliners that impressed at All Things Go Fall Classic. Take the afternoon bands on the final day of Sunday, Oct. 8, for example. Great musical duos Now, Now and Foreign Air kept festival-goers entertained at Union Market and had us searching Spotify for their latest releases.

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Music Park: Vince Staples and Young Thug @ All Things Go Fall Classic — 10/7/17

ATG-YoungThug10 Young Thug performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 7, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Dance duos may have headlined the first day of All Things Go Fall Classic, but solo rappers ruled the second day as main acts Vince Staples and Young Thug took the stage on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Music Park: The Knocks and Galantis @ All Things Go Fall Classic — 10/6/17

ATG-Galantis09 Galantis perform at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 6, 2017.

The annual All Things Go Fall Classic music festival successfully expanded to three days last week, launching with an evening of dance music on Friday, Oct. 6, at Union Market’s Dock 5. Headliners The Knocks and Galantis brought their top game to the dock, where revelers danced the night away in the wonderfully warm weather of the night.

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Don’t Miss: All Things Go Fall Classic @ Union Market, 10/6-10/8/17

Foster The People Foster the People will headline All Things Go Fall Classic in DC. (Photo courtesy All Things Go)

The fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic, DC’s foremost local indie pop music festival, expands to three days this year, Oct. 6-8, 2017, offering one-day lineups on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as a three-day pass. With a move to Union Market (1309 5th St. NE, DC), All Things Go Fall Classic features headliners Foster the People, Young Thug, and Galantis.

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Snapshots: Parklife DC More Best Pictures of 2016

Savages @ 930 Club 26 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.

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Music Park: All Things Go Fall Classic @ Yards Park — 10/8/16

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Here they come to save the day! Sophie Hawley-Weld of Sofi Tukker has the world in her hand at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 8, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Last week, I ruminated on how things seemed to be going swimmingly for the All Things Go Fall Classic, held in DC on Saturday: Hurricane Matthew wasn’t going to approach DC, Passion Pit had not canceled, top act Empire of the Sun released exciting new music.

Then, Saturday came with consistent and gloomy rain despite no hurricane, turning all of Yards Park into a giant mudpit. Everything got splashed with mud, and the Fall Classic was turning into a Tough Mudder for the dancehall set, whether you liked it or not.

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