Don’t Miss: Dorothy @ 9:30 Club, 1/14/18

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Dorothy (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Los Angeles rockers Dorothy, a band that takes its name from vocalist Dorothy Martin, has a new album coming soon! Meanwhile, they contributed a new song to the Served Like a Girl soundtrack. Dorothy are coming around to perform all the songs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Ticket Giveaway: Angel Olsen @ 9:30 Club, 9/15/16

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Angel Olsen (Photo by Amanda Marsalis)

On Sept. 2, folk siren Angel Olsen will release her third album, My Woman, via Jagjaguwar. Immediately afterward, Angel will launch a tour with a six-piece band, and that tour will make an early stop at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Sept. 15.

In songs like “Intern,” the first single from the new album, Angel’s unique voice and personality are on display. Although she’s clearly settled into the folk and alt-country genres, Angel carries herself with an upstart punk attitude that distinguishes her from the pack. The New York Times called “Intern” a “synthpop dirge, shimmering and glacial.”

Angel gets a little warmer but no less defiant on her latest single, “Shut Up Kiss Me.” (Well, today, Angel dropped “Sister,” so maybe not her latest single.) Watch the official video for “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olsen on YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets so that you see Angel Olsen when she comes to town. To win these tickets, leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but perhaps tell us your favorite Angel Olsen song?

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Tickets also are available online!

Angel Olsen
w/ Alex Cameron
9:30 Club
Thursday, Sept. 15
Doors @7pm
$20
All ages

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Contest: Win Dinner w/ Cyndi Lauper @ Wolf Trap, 6/1/16

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Cyndi Lauper and Boy George (Photo courtesy the artists)

Fans of Cyndi Lauper know the alt-diva released a new album of country covers, titled Detour, last Friday. And they may know she’s on tour now and coming to Wolf Trap on Wednesday, June 1. (Read our Parklife DC transcript of a press roundtable about the album and tour with Cyndi!)

But you may not know you have a chance to win tickets to the show and dinner with Cyndi Lauper and to meet her tourmate –- the one and only Boy George!

You can win this amazing prize by donating to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund. In addition to dinner with Cyndi backstage at the Wolf Trap show, you can win other prizes:

  • Meet and Greet with Cyndi Lauper and Boy George backstage
  • Eat dinner with Cyndi and the crew and go to soundcheck
  • Get a backstage tour and a photo with Cyndi and Boy George
  • Watch the show from VIP seats
  • Airfare and 4-star hotel
  • Click here to place a bid (auction ends May 13)

You read that correctly: The auction ends in only two days -– on May 13.

The True Colors Fund, an organization co-founded by Cyndi, works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. To donate and enter for chances to win exclusives, click here.

Additional packages include:

  • Digital Thank You Card from Cyndi and Boy George + 250 entries ($25 donation)
  • Double-Sided Coin (featuring Cyndi Lauper art) + 500 entries ($50 donation)
  • Be Un-YOU-sual T-Shirt (featuring exclusive design inspired by Lauper’s 1983 album) + 1,000 entries ($100 donation)
  • Cyndi Silhouette T-Shirt (featuring Lauper’s iconic pink hairdo) + 1,000 entries ($100 donation)
  • Signed Music Sheet for “True Colors” + 3,000 entries ($300 donation)
  • Social Shoutout from Cyndi herself + 5,000 entries to win ($500 donation)
  • Autographed Iconic Cyndi Outfit (worn on The Celebrity Apprentice) + 25,000 entries ($2,500)
  • Signed Microphone + Autographed Music Sheet for “True Colors” + 50,000 entries ($5,000 donation)

Regular seating for the concert is sold out, but you now have this once in a lifetime opportunity to go in style. Donate and win today!

Cyndi Lauper and Boy George
Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Wednesday, June 1
Show @8pm
Contest open!
All ages

Ticket Giveaway: Faith No More @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/2/15

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Faith No More (Photo by Dustin Rabin)

In May, Faith No More released their first studio album in 18 years — Sol Invictus. The reconstituted band is touring in support of that album with a stop at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, August 2, and Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to the show!

For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address by 5pm on Friday, July 24. In your comment, share your favorite song by Faith No More! One entry per email address, please.

The San Francisco alt-metal band started work on the album after the successful tour, The Second Coming, which took them on the road for the first time in more than 10 years. Sol Invictus was recorded in an Oakland studio owned by Faith No More bassist Bill Gold and features the last lineup of the band including drummer Mike Bordin and keyboardist Roddy Bottum along with guitarist Jon Hudson and vocalist Mike Patton.

Watch Faith No More perform new song “Superhero” for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show on July 12, 2015:

Bill Gould points to the self-produced sound of the new record as reflecting that of the band’s early days. “Hypnotic and gothic, we’re coming back to where we were with our first album,” he said in a press release, “Siouxsie and the Banshees, Roxy Music. Then Patton’s being Patton, crooning, screaming, with a bit of soul underneath it all. We’ve always taken strange influences and smashed them together.”

We ‘80s kids might best remember “We Care a Lot” but Faith No More really hit the alternative charts a little later in the late ’80s and early ’90s with hits like “Epic,” “Midlife Crisis,” and “A Small Victory.”

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket.

If you don’t win, tickets are available online. Swedish hardcore quartet Refused open the show.

Faith No More
w/ Refused
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Md.
Sunday, August 2
Doors @6:30pm
$40-55
All ages