Music Park: Suicidal Tendencies @ 9:30 Club — 9/8/18

Suicidal Tendencies @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 09/08/2018 Suicidal Tendencies performs at 9:30 Club on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; Words by Mickey McCarter)

From the beginning of the show, frontman Mike Muir led his band Suicidal Tendencies through a full frontal assault on the senses of the large crowd at 9:30 Club, and everyone had the time of their lives.

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Music Park: Saint Etienne @ Union Stage — 9/7/18

StEtienne02 Sarah Cracknell fronts Saint Etienne at Union Stage on Sept. 7, 2018.

Sarah Cracknell is a picture-perfect Gen X diva. Wrapped in a feather boa and armed with a sultry smile, the Englishwoman brings wit and warmth to fronting synthpop outfit Saint Etienne, which dropped by Union Stage on Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album, Good Humor.

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Don’t Miss: Suicidal Tendencies @ 9:30 Club, 9/8/18

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Suicidal Tendencies (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

California thrashers Suicidal Tendencies have a lot on their plate right now! Mike Muir aka Cyco Miko (as he’s known on his solo albums) and company will release STill Cyco Punk After All These Years on Friday, Sept. 7, and they will play an anniversary show at 9:30 Club on the very next day! On Sept. 8, Suicidal Tendencies will perform their self-titled debut album in full during their show at 9:30 Club.

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Snapshots: Shawn Mullins @ The Birchmere — 8/14/18

ShawnMullins_Birchmere Shawn Mullins performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Soul’s Core Revival tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shawn Mullins’ breakout album, Soul’s Core, released July 17, 1998. The tour paid a visit to The Birchmere recently with special guest and fellow Atlantian musician Michelle Malone opening.

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Music Park: Yes @ Warner Theatre — 7/23/18

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Steve Howe performs with Yes at the Warner Theatre on July 23, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

The 1970s are widely regarded as the golden age of prog rock. Many bands to emerge during that era had tremendous commercial and critical success. Emerson, Lake and Palmer! Genesis! King Crimson! These bands represented the most innovative edge of the genre, pushing musical and lyrical boundaries by combining standard blues-based song structures with sweeping compositions featuring musical arrangements most often found in classical pieces.

But no prog-rock band has had the longevity or breadth of experience as Yes, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Warner Theatre on Monday.

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Ticket Giveaway: MC50 feat. Brother Wayne Kramer @ 9:30 Club, 9/11/18

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“Yeah, kick out the jams/
I done kicked ’em out!”

Brother Wayne Kramer co-founded the MC5, which released their debut album, Kick Out the Jams, in 1969. With the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams approaching, Wayne gathered some musicians to tour the music of the MC5, and the resulting MC50 supergroup performs at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 11. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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