Music Park: The Belle Game @ 9:30 Club — 9/20/17

BelleGame12 Andrea Lo (front) and Katrina Jones perform with The Belle Game at 9:30 Club on Sept. 20, 2017.

The Belle Game gently ensnared a very full house at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, soothing souls while lifting spirits with atmospheric dreampop.

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Don’t Miss: Rezz @ Echostage, 9/30/17

Rezz (Photo courtesy the artist)

Canadian DJ/producer REZZ, born Isabelle Rezazadeh, is on her Mass Manipulation Tour, which visits Echostage in DC on Saturday, Sept. 30. The tour follows the release of Mass Manipulation, her debut album, on Aug. 4 via mau5trap Recordings (deadmau5’s label).

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Snapshots: Silverstein @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Silverstein @ Vans Warped Tour 07/16/2017, Columbia, MD Silverstein performs at Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Canadian hardcore rockers Silverstein took Vans Warped Tour by storm when the travelling festival hit Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16. Paivi was there, and she got some pix!

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Snapshots: Skinny Puppy @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/4/17

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Skinny Puppy performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Canadian industrial trio Skinny Puppy headlined Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 4, 2017. Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there to take some pictures!

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Music Park: Mac DeMarco @ 9:30 Club — 5/24/17

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Mac DeMarco performs at 9:30 Club on May 24, 2017.

Mac DeMarco is beloved by many, many young fans. I learned this firsthand last week when Mac dropped by DC for two sold-out nights at 9:30 Club — where screaming admirers couldn’t get enough of his cheerful everyman composure and laidback songs.

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Don’t Miss: Tokyo Police Club @ Black Cat, 1/22/17

Tokyo Police Club (Photo courtesy The Billions Corp.)

Tokyo Police Club are having a busy year! The Canadian post-punk quartet released two EPs in 2016 -– the first and second parts of Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness. (There is a Smashing Pumpkins joke in there somewhere…?)

Equipped with the first of those EPs, vocalist and bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook, and drummer Greg Alsop hit the 9:30 Club locally back in April. They published the second EP in September, rounding out the set on Dine Alone Records. Now they are returning to DC to perform at the Black Cat on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Watch the official music video for “Not My Girl” by Tokyo Police Club from Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part 1 on YouTube:

With the release of the two EPs earlier this year, Tokyo Police Club were not yet finished, however! You see, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut EP, A Lesson in Crime. So they reissued that album as well.

The upcoming tour by Tokyo Police Club is being billed as a 10th anniversary tour for A Lesson in Crime, although they also are sure to play some of those new songs. Experienced the “Radness!” Brooklyn bubble-grunge quartet Charly Bliss open for Tokyo Police Club.

Tickets are available online.

Tokyo Police Club
w/ Charly Bliss
Black Cat
Sunday, Jan. 22
Doors @7:30pm
All ages