Music Park: Cigarettes After Sex @ 9:30 Club — 4/2/18

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Greg Gonazalez fronts Cigarettes After Sex at 9:30 Club on April 2, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Materializing out of the mist and shadows on the 9:30 Club’s stage, the four members of Cigarettes After Sex eased into a set that at once soothed and excited the packed house. Muted lighting and an uncluttered stage produced the perfect atmosphere for what was to come for the next 75 minutes on Monday.

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Music Park: Japanese Breakfast @ Ottobar — 4/2/18

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Japanese Breakfast plays to a sold-out Ottobar on April 2, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Japanese Breakfast, the creative vehicle for artist Michelle Zauner, released their most recent LP, Soft Sounds From Another Planet on Dead Oceans last year to well-deserved critical acclaim. She played those songs and more in a sold-out show at Ottobar in Baltimore on Monday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Stars @ 9:30 Club, 4/23/18

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Stars (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Stars, the irrepressible Canadian chamber pop band, returned to the slipstream with There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light, their ninth studio album, in October via Last Gang Records. The band return to 9:30 Club on Monday, April 23, and you can win tickets to see Stars with Parklife DC!

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Don’t Miss: Cigarettes After Sex @ 9:30 Club, 4/2/18

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Cigarettes After Sex (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR)

The best things take time, and so nearly a decade after its founding, ambient pop band Cigarettes After Sex released its debut self-titled full-length album, last year via Partisan Records. Cigarettes After Sex launch a tour next week in Texas in support of the album, and the tour arrives locally at 9:30 Club on Monday, April 2.

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Snapshots: GGOOLLDD @ 9:30 Club — 3/6/18

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Margaret Butler fronts Ggoolldd at 9:30 Club on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Synthpop quartet Ggoolldd released Teeth, their latest EP, in December on Roll Call Records, and now they find themselves on the road opening for none other than synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Paivi snapped the band in performance opening OMD at 9:30 Club on Tuesday! (Check out our Parklife DC review of OMD.)

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