Vote: What Is the Best in DC for 2018?

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A wood thrush! (Photo by Trish Gussler)

Parklife DC will honor DC bands and venues with our inaugural awards program, named for our new mascot, DC’s own state bird — the Wood Thrush. Our Thrushie Awards are inspired by our mission to review live music concerts.

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Poll: Who Is the Best Local Band in DC?

Welcome to the 2018 Thrushie Awards! Parklife DC will name the best local band of the year with your input. Vote for the best DC band now through Dec. 1.

Now, we fully realize that there will be a lot of strong opinions about our list, and we readily confess that we could review even more local bands next year. But for now, our poll is limited to bands reviewed by Parklife DC in the last year. As this is our inaugural year for the Thrushie Awards, we sought to keep this list short.

Music Park: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong — 8/16/18

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Bat Fangs perform at Comet Ping Pong on Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

There are few concerts more fun these days than a Bat Fangs show, as Betsy Wright and Laura King reminded us at Comet Ping Pong on Thursday. The ladies blasted into a rollicking set that produced a rather euphoric buoyancy throughout the audience, who packed the room to catch Bat Fangs on tour with The Love Language.

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Don’t Miss: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong, 8/16/18

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Bat Fangs (Photo courtesy Don Giovanni Records)

When you look up “women who rock” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Bat Fangs! The dynamic duo of glam garage are blasting their way onto stage at Comet Ping Pong on Thursday, Aug. 16 in a tour with The Love Language. (Note this show was originally scheduled for Rock and Roll Hotel.)

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Music Park: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong — 2/9/18

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Bat Fangs perform at Comet Ping Pong on Feb. 9, 2018.

Listening to Bat Fangs, the full-blast duo of Betsy Wright and Laura King, is a delightful exercise in identifying influences. But their electrifying lines of rock ‘n roll truly ignite in live performances, such as with the band’s sold-out show at Comet Ping Pong on Friday.

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