Ticket Giveaway: The Mountain Goats @ 9:30 Club, 11/7/17

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The Mountain Goats are coming to 9:30 Club for two nights next month! Parklife DC gave away a pair of tickets for their first night — that went so well we’re back to give away a pair of tickets for their second night on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Mountain Goats @ 9:30 Club, 11/6/17

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS

Folk quartet The Mountain Goats released Goths, their 16th studio album, in May via Merge Records, and they are touring in the wake of that release. They perform at 9:30 Club on two upcoming nights — Monday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 7. You can win tickets to see The Mountain Goats on the first of those nights with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Sylvan Esso @ 9:30 Club — 5/27/17

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Amelia Meath sings with Sylvan Esso at All Things Go Fall Classic in DC on Oct. 8, 2016.

The music of Durham, North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso was introduced to me last year by my friend and Spotify buddy Jenny, in the form of a YouTube video for their song “Hey Mami.” Straightaway, I admired singer Amelia Meath’s energy and extro-expressiveness, both on display in a sold-out show at 9:30 Club on Saturday.

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Music Park: Zola Jesus @ Moogfest — 5/19/17

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Zola Jesus performs at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina, during Moogfest 2017 on May 19.

Touring sporadically in recent months, Nika Roza Danilova, better known as Zola Jesus, dropped by Moogfest 2017 recently to perform a haunting set at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina. Intense and introspective as ever, Zola Jesus performed some new songs in the outdoor venue as she weaved her body into her music.

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Music Park: Simian Mobile Disco @ Moogfest — 5/19/17

Simian Mobile Disco 02 Simian Mobile Disco perform at Durham Armory in North Carolina during Moogfest 2017 on May 19, 2017.

James Ford and Jas Shaw of UK dance duo Simian Mobile Disco played their only US live show of 2017 at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina, on May 19 — and all was good.

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Music Park: Omar Souleyman @ Moogfest — 5/18/17

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Omar Souleyman (with Hasan Alo) performs at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2017 in Durham, North Carolina, on May 18, 2017.

On June 2, Omar Souleyman releases To Syria, With Love via Mad Decent — his third album in four years. The album consists of seven tracks featuring Omar and keyboardist Hasan Alo performing traditional Syrian folk music set to the sound of synthesizers.

In the run-up to the release, Omar performed in some US cities in May, including a stop at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina, for Moogfest 2017. There, Omar and Hasan took to the outdoor stage for a transcendental show that drew a large crowd.

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Music Park: 808 State @ Moogfest — 5/18/17

808 State 07 Graham Massey performs with 808 State at Moogfest 2017 on May 18, 2017.

Distinguished house duo 808 State made a rare US appearance at Moogfest 2017 last week, entertaining guests at the conference VIP opening party and then returning later for a full live set at the Durham Armory in North Carolina on May 18.

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