Ticket Giveaway: Father John Misty @ The Anthem, 9/20/22

Father John Misty (Photo by Nicholas Ashe Bateman)

Father John Misty recently began his headlining North American tour in support of Chloë and The Next 20th Century, his acclaimed album of 2022. The summer and fall tour features support from Sub Pop labelmate Suki Waterhouse, and it includes a stop at The Anthem in DC on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

You can win a pair of tickets to see the show with Parklife DC!

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Live Review: The Decemberists w/ Jake Xerxes Fussell @ Wolf Trap — 8/24/22

The Decemberists perform at Wolf Trap on Aug. 24, 2022. (Photos by Jason Nicholson)

“Never applaud a guy putting on a harmonica,” The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy joked as he prepared for “Down By The Water” near the end of their set at Wolf Trap recently. It was the indie-meets-folk-rock band’s first time at the venue, which Meloy repeatedly referred to as “The Trap.” Reflecting on this verbal tic, he pondered, “Does anyone call it ‘The Trap?'”

To answer his question, I don’t know I’ve ever heard it said out loud. I’ve definitely thought of both the larger national park and the music venue itself as ‘The Trap,’ but it’s not something I’ve said.

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Snapshots: Fleet Foxes @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/9/22

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Like many of those in attendance, I spent a good bit of time reveling in the lush soundscapes of Fleet Foxes’ 2020 album, Shore, during the pandemic. The band’s tour recently brought them to Merriweather Post Pavilion and proved a great showcase for the album. The set opened with the album’s first three songs and featured seven of the songs overall.

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Preview: The Shins @ The Anthem, 8/19/22

James Mercer of The Shins (Photo by Marisa Kula Mercer)

The Shins are bringing their classic 2001 debut album Oh, Inverted World to life in its entirety with a 21st Birthday Tour this summer. The band has embarked on a two-month tour of North America performing the landmark album from start to finish — plus a nightly rotation of additional fan favorites and deep cuts.

Catch The Shins on their Oh, Inverted World 21st Birthday Tour at The Anthem in DC on Friday, Aug. 19!

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Snapshots: Eivør @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/22

Eivør performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2022. (Photos by Katherine Gaines)

Eivør Pálsdóttir, known to audiences as Eivør, visited The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on her first-ever proper North American Tour. Katherine Gaines was there to photograph the performance.

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Live Review: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine @ Wolf Trap — 7/28/22

Sam Beam and Andrew BirdSam Beam and Andrew Bird (Photo by Jess Wasson)

When he introduced “Evening On The Ground” at Wolf Trap recently, Sam Beam, who performs under the moniker Iron & Wine, went off on a tangent about the mythical figure Lilith. She was, he explained, Adam’s first wife, but “he kicked her to the curb because she wanted to fuck on top.” And it only got weirder from there.

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Ticket Giveaway: Fleet Foxes @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/9/22

Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Grammy-nominated artist Fleet Foxes performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 9! They are touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, Shore (2020, via Anti-).

This tour marks the first time that Fleet Foxes performs their new songs live! And you can win a pair of tickets to be there with Parklife DC!

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Preview: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine @ Wolf Trap, 7/28/22

Andrew BirdAndrew Bird (Photo by David Black)

Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter Andrew Bird is joined by Iron & Wine for a night of eclectic and imaginative indie-rock during their Outside Problems Tour at Wolf Trap on Thursday, July 28.

Singer-songwriter and DC native Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Wolf Trap debut to open the show.

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