Preview: Blondie w/ The Damned @ The Anthem, 8/21/22

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Blondie (Photo by Guy Furrow)

On Aug. 26, punk innovators Blondie release Blondie: Against the Odds, an archival box set of remastered music encapsulating the band’s career from 1974-1982.

In the dates leading up to the release, Blondie have hit the run for a North American Tour, which includes a date at The Anthem on Sunday, Aug. 21, with special guests The Damned!

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Preview: Cruel World Festival @ Brookside at the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.), 5/14 + 5/15/22

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Cruel World Festival is taking place Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California featuring performances by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, and many more.

The lineup repeats performances each day of the festival. The first day is sold out but limited tickets remain for Sunday, May 15!

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Book Talk: Debbie Harry @ Sixth & I — 12/4/19

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Debbie Harry and Chris Stein arrive at Sixth & I on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photos by Ari Strauss; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Debbie Harry had a memory to share of performing in DC, recalling that she was at the old 9:30 Club.

Prior to performing, Debbie left her small dog alone in the green room. She returned after her show to find the frightened dog perched upon the furniture, chased to higher ground by rats big enough to challenge her.

Debbie recounted the anecdote at Sixth & I on Wednesday while on a book talk tour to promote her memoir, Face It, which was published in October via Dey Street.

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Live Review: Blondie @ The Anthem — 7/26/19

blondie-hero2 Clem Burke (third from right) with Blondie (Photo by Guy Furrow)

New wave legends Blondie dropped by The Anthem recently, and while it was great to see the entire band, it was especially satisfying to witness drummer Clem Burke in action.

At 64, Clem remains a drumming powerhouse, moving with precision and dynamics that surpass that of musicians half his age.

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Don’t Miss: CAS DC Presents Blondie Parallel Lines 40th Anniversary @ Songbyrd Music House, 9/16/18

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Classic Album Sundays celebrates the 40th anniversary of Parallel Lines by Blondie with an immersive listening party and a discussion with Songbyrd Music House owner Joe Lapan and Parklife DC Editor Mickey McCarter.

Join Joe and Mickey for this unique experience at Songbyrd Music House on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Music Park: Blondie @ New York State Fair — 8/22/18

Blondie_NYStateFair Debbie Harry fronts Blondie at the New York State Fair on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

At the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York, you can still get a baked potato for $1 and a cup of chocolate milk for 25 cents (they reportedly dispense over 30,000 cups of milk a day). You also get the unparalleled value of seeing a performance by New Wave legends Blondie, as I did last week.

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Don’t Miss: Careless Memories @ Dodge City, 7/13/17

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Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol circa 1980. (Photo courtesy Ubé)

Looking at the history of new wave music, and more broadly rock in New York City, few bands are more paramount than Blondie. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke are still going strong today, and to celebrate their upcoming show at Wolf Trap, Careless Memories will celebrate the band tonight, July 13, at Dodge City.

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Don’t Miss: Blondie and Garbage @ Wolf Trap, 8/3/17

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Blondie (Photo by Alexander Thompson)

At age 71, Debbie Harry is still rocking out with the best of them, and indeed she will soon release an 11th studio album with Blondie — Pollinator on May 5 via BMG.

To celebrate, Blondie have teamed up with Garbage for a summer tour, the Rage and Rapture Tour, which lands at Wolf Trap on Thursday, Aug. 3.

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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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