Jon Hopkins (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Jon Hopkins released Singularity, his fifth studio album, last year via Domino as an exploration of the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. He brings those wondrous electronic sounds to 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 24, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Nils Frahm (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Electronic composer Nils Frahm released All Melody, his ninth studio album, in 2018 via Erased Tapes Records. He’s on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 24, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
El Ten Eleven performs at Union Stage on Feb. 2, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
El Ten Eleven stopped in at Union Stage on a recent chilly night to perform their high-energy, post-rock/ambient melodies for an adoring, sold-out crowd.
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.
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.
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.
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.