Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2019 by Mickey

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Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

Many of our bloggers work as one-man bands. They travel to a show, shoot it, and write it up. But as Parklife DC editor, I frequently work in collaboration with others. And so I have the opportunity to travel to shows I might otherwise not see in support of bloggers who are there to shoot (usually) or write (occasionally) about the program.

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Live Review: Bryan Ferry @ The Anthem — 8/13/19

BryanFerry14 Bryan Ferry performs at The Anthem on Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In March, Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a speech formally presenting the honor, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon recalled how Roxy’s first single “Virginia Plain” was a pop culture bomb to the British public.

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Music Park: LP @ U Street Music Hall — 7/26/16

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LP performs at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

When you listen to LP’s new single, “Lost on You,” the most amazing thing about it is her voice — it’s a singular voice that occasionally flies high through the air and occasionally swings low through gravel. And yet the voice always sounds like it belongs to the same woman.

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Don’t Miss: LP @ U Street Music Hall, 7/26/16 (Also Opening for Bryan Ferry)

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LP (Photo by Michel Comte)

She’s a little bit folky and a little bit punky. And she’s written hits for others like Rihanna “Cheers (Drink to That).”

Her name is LP (born Laura Pergolizzi), and she has three LPs of her own under her belt. Now, LP is touring from Los Angeles opening for English glam icon Bryan Ferry, and she comes to DC with Bryan on Saturday, July 23, and Monday, July 25, to open for him at the Lincoln Theatre prior to playing a solo headlining show at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, July 26.

And LP arrives with new music in the form of a spaghetti-western inspired ballad “Lost on You,” which appears on a new EP, Death Valley, released June 17 on Vagrant Records. The EP was smartly produced by Mike Del Rio from Republic Records’ duo POWERS.

In songs like “Lost on You,” LP hits her stride with her powerful, longing voice coupled in the video with her cinematic sensibilities. (Bryan Ferry surely is proud to have an appropriate tourmate!)

Watch the official music video for “Lost on You” by LP on YouTube:

“Lost on You” hit #3 on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart, and landed #6 on Spotify’s Viral Chart in its debut week. Internationally, “Lost on You” just hit #1 in Greece and #2 in Portugal. So if you suspect good music might be lurking on foreign music charts, you may be right!

Tickets for LP’s headlining performance at U Street Music Hall are available online. Tickets for her show opening for Bryan Ferry are available on Monday, July 25, also online.

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U Street Music Hall
Tuesday, July 26
Doors @7pm
$15
All ages

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(Opening for Bryan Ferry!)
Lincoln Theatre
Friday, July 23
Monday, July 25
Doors @6:30pm
$55-75
All ages