Music Park: Vérité @ 9:30 Club — 4/16/17

Verite 01 Vérité sings at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

After a few songs at 9:30 Club on Sunday night, Vérité turned to a much anticipated cover.

“I didn’t write this one,” Vérité said with a smile to a pretty full house, gathering to see her and Betty Who in a sold-out show that night. She then launched into her cover of “Somebody Else” by the 1975.

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Music Park: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club — 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 14 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Andrew Savage zipped into DC from Los Angeles, fresh from the Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Recording Package for his band Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Human Performance.

The artist for David Bowie’s Blackstar album took that award, but Andrew was upbeat about it. “I won,” he quipped to a large crowd at 9:30 Club on Monday. “The director of The Recording Academy told us we were all winners. That sounds pretty official to me.”

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Music Park: Steve Gunn @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/20/17

Steve Gunn 05 Steve Gunn performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017.

Steve Gunn came to DC with Lee Renaldo on Friday mostly to mourn the results of the election. He began his set with “Old Strange,” a song from his 2013 album Time Off, which was about the surprise death of a friend.

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Don’t Miss: Kino Kimono @ Not My Inauguration Fest, 1/20-1/21/17

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Kino Kimino (Photo by Thomas Ignatius)

Kino Kimono kicked off a brief March to Washington tour to support Planned Parenthood, and the group visits DC on Saturday to play as a headliner for Not My Inauguration Fest at the 16th Street House in DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club, 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 11 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at the 9:30 Club on May 12, 2016.

Parquet Courts released Human Performance, a tremendous fourth studio album, last year via Rough Trade. They then toured lots and lots.

Now they are touring some more! And they return with their outstanding new songs to play again at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 13. (Read our Parklife DC review of Parquet Courts’ last 9:30 Club show!)

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