The Avalanches (Photo courtesy EMI Music)
Australian neo-psych duo the Avalanches seemed to disappear for a long, long time prior to releasing their celebrated second album, Wildflower, in 2016 via Modular Recordings.
Despite the long delay, the new album by the Avalanches is a critical hit, and the gents are touring in the wake of it with a show at 9:30 Club on Monday, June 5. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Photo courtesy Nasty Little Man PR)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release a long-awaited greatest hits complication, Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984-2014, on May 5 through Mute/BMG. The package covers the first 15 albums by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, From Her to Eternity to Push the Sky Away. Meanwhile, Nick and company will hit the United States later this month to begin a tour in support of their 16th studio album, Skeleton Key.
While the band have no DC date, they land somewhat nearby in Philadelphia at Electric Factory on Monday, June 5.
Methyl Ethel (Photo by Anna Victoria Best)
Methyl Ethel have been taking Australia by storm with the catchy dreampop on their sophomore album Everything Is Forgotten, released last month via 4AD. The band is charging across the world for a US tour, and they will land at DC9 on Saturday, April 22.
Colin Hay performs at The Birchmere on March 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Photo courtesy ATO Records)
Psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released their ninth studio album on Feb. 24 via ATO Records in the United States and Flightless Records in their native Australia. They are on tour with a local concert at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 29. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to go!
Sydney Opera House (Photo by Lenny K Photography)
Parklife DC returns to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) on Thursday, March 9, to serve up an evening of new wave music, this time with some Aussie flair.
Tommy Emmanuel (Photo by Simone Cecchetti)
Virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is on a US tour, and he stops locally at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, for two dates on March 7 and 8. You can win tickets for the second date here on Parklife DC.