Music Park: Tess Roby @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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Tess Roby performs at Motorco Music Hall during Moogfest on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In her first concert in the United States, Canadian Tess Roby played expressive yet crystalline synthpop at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Don’t Miss: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat, 5/9/18

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This Will Destroy You (Photo courtesy Earsplit PR)

Earlier this year, This Will Destroy You launched a series of performances celebrating the 10th anniversary of their eponymous 2008 studio album. That tour resumes next week, when it comes to the Black Cat for a show on Wednesday, May 9.

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Interview: Etxe Records 10th Anniversary Showcase @ Capital Fringe, 1/20/18

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Silo Halo (Photo by Adam de Boer and Julie Goett)

Etxe Records, named for the word for “shelter” or “home” in Basque, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. To mark the occasion, the label released Etxe Records at 10 Years: A Compilation on Thursday, Jan. 18. Bands from Etxe Records also will perform in a Etxe Records 10th Anniversary Showcase at Capital Fringe (Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave. NE, DC) on Saturday, Jan. 20.

To explore the label and its bands in its 10th year, Parklife DC chatted via email with Chris Goett of Silo Halo and Avy Mallik of Near Northeast, the first of whom also is a co-founder of Etxe Records. Near Northeast and Silo Halo will be joined by fellow labelmates The Red Fetish and Teething Veils for the anniversary showcase concert.

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Music Park: Near Northeast @ Songbyrd Music House — 10/8/17

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Near Northeast performs at Songbyrd Music House on Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

October’s first weekend was a frantic one for Near Northeast. On Saturday, the band performed at Porchfest in Adams Morgan, then loaded up their gear for a quick trip to Norfolk, Virginia, for a secret SoFar show. Then it was back up to the District to support headliner Sam Amidon at the Songbyrd Music House Sunday.

The quartet, named for the D.C. neighborhood where it originated, takes its work and art  seriously: relentlessly performing whenever and wherever a gig is to be had.

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

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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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Ticket Giveaway: Trentemøller @ 9:30 Club, 3/26/17

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Danish producer Anders Trentemøller released his fourth album Fixion in September 2016 on his own label, In My Room, and he’s hitting the United States in a long-awaited return that includes a stop at 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 26. You can win tickets with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Sunn O))) @ 9:30 Club, 3/12/17

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Sunn O))) (Photo by Estelle Hanania)

Seattle drone metal band Sunn O))) is launching a tour at the 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 12, and you have an opportunity here to win tickets to see Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson bring their very loud live show to DC.

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