Snapshots: Parklife DC 10 Best Pictures of 2016

Peter Hook and The Light @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 11/23/2016
Peter Hook performs at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 23, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

It’s been a good second year for Parklife DC, particularly as we really improved our concert photography game.

Our little blog recruited some excellent photographers, notably Paivi Salonen, who is really quite good and sticking around with us into 2017! We also had the pleasure of working with Kristie Chua, who has moved onto other endeavors.

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Snapshots: Eskimeaux (and Basement) @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/7/16

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Eskimeaux performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (Photo by Kristie Chua)

Gabrielle Smith, better known as Eskimeaux, visited the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC from Brooklyn last week to tour in support of a new EP, Year of the Rabbit (which is out this Friday).

Performing on Sept. 7, Eskimeaux presented songs like “Year of the Rabbit” — the title track of that EP — with air vocals and suprisingly resplendent guitars. The results remind me a bit of Scotland’s Camera Obscura, but Gabrielle sounds more consistently wistful and perhaps a touch more melancholy.

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