Music Park: Brian Wilson @ Lincoln Theatre — 5/3/17

Brian Wilson 01 Brian Wilson sings at the Lincoln Theatre on May 3, 2017.

Brian Wilson was surely feeling wistful when he sat down at his piano Wednesday night and opened his sold-out concert at the Lincoln Theatre with “Heroes and Villains.”

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Music Park: Rostam @ 9:30 Club — 5/2/17

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Rostam (Photo by Tara Ziemba)

Rostam Batmanglij has a sometimes lengthy songwriting process. The former member of Vampire Weekend can sometimes work up a concept and then revisit it and revise it months and months later.

In the case of “Gwan,” his most recent single, Rostam drew it up as sheet music some time ago before sitting down to refine it. Now it’s one of his favorite songs to play live. And play it live he did to an attentive gathering at 9:30 Club on May 2.

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Don’t Miss: Beauty Pill @ Black Cat, 4/29/17

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Beauty Pill (Photo by Stefano Giovanni)

DC chamber pop collective Beauty Pill released an experimental album, Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are, in 2015, but they will finally give the album its full measure on a tour with no wave pioneer Arto Lindsay, starting next week, with a stop at Black Cat on Saturday, April 29.

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Ticket Giveaway: Clean Bandit @ 9:30 Club, 4/19/17

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UK trio Clean Bandit have been taking the English charts by storm as they ready their second album via Atlantic Records, and they are about to launch a major US tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 19. You can win tickets to go!

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