Interview: Terri Nunn of Berlin (@ The Anthem, 9/17/19)

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Terri Nunn (Photo courtesy Mint Artist Management)

Berlin, the California-based new wave collective, recruited Terri Nunn as lead singer in 1979, and so the band is celebrating 40 years of making music this year. Over the decades, Berlin has continued as a live band with Terri’s undeniably alluring vocals, but the classic lineup of the band only ever made three records together — Pleasure Victim (1982), Love Life (1984), and Count Three & Pray (1986). But what three marvelous albums!

Today, Terri has reunited with her classic bandmates, John Crawford and David Diamond. Berlin recorded a new album, Transcendence, due for release on Aug. 2. Meanwhile, The B-52s invited Berlin to open for them on a farewell tour, including a stop at The Anthem on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Parklife DC’s Mickey McCarter recently chatted with Terri Nunn about working with John Crawford and David Diamond again, the upcoming megatour, and being a female musician, among other things.

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Don’t Miss: Careless Memories @ Dodge City, 9/13/18

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Careless Memories celebrates Animotion and other artists on Sept. 13 at Dodge City!

Ever yearn to hear that one song by that one artist over a beer? We’ve got you covered with our next edition of Careless Memories, as we celebrate “Lost ‘80s” hits at Dodge City on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Inspired by the Lost ‘80s tour coming to Warner Theatre later this month, Careless Memories will explore the timeless of a crop of new wave artists that crafted irresistible earworms for which they will forever be known with the likes of A Flock of Seagulls and “I Ran (So Far Away),” Animotion and “Obsession,” Wang Chung and “Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” and more more more.

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Music Park: Agnes Obel @ 9:30 Club — 3/7/17

Agnes Obel 07 Agnes Obel performs at 9:30 Club on March 7, 2017.

Anges Obel played songs at turns crystalline, absorbing, and resplendent in an appearance at 9:30 Club on Tuesday. The Danish-born resident of Berlin passed through DC as part of her biggest US tour yet on the heels of her third album, Citizen of Glass, released late last year via Play It Again Sam.

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Don’t Miss: Giorgio Moroder @ 9:30 Club, 5/12/17

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Giorgio Moroder performs at HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2013. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen)

His collaborations as producer for Donna Summer upended not only disco but nearly every pop music genre that followed. He is a surfer of the new wave, the head of the house, and the lord of italo disco.

He’s Giorgio Moroder, and he’s spinning at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12.

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Snapshots: Terri Nunn and Berlin @ Def Con 24, Las Vegas — 8/6/16

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Terri Nunn sings in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

DefCon is a hacker conference in Las Vegas that takes place once a year during the first weekend of August. Headliners Terri Nunn and Berlin, along with the Information Society, performed at the conference this year for Def Con 24 on August 6.

Terri sounds as good as ever, and she is obviously having fun on stage. She chatted quite a bit between songs and dedicated “In Flames” to her son serving in the military.

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