Don’t Miss: Tiësto @ Echostage, 3/10 + 3/11/17

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Tiësto (Photo by Jordan Loyd)

Few men command the respect of Tiësto from the DJ booth. Often voted “Best DJ of All Time,” the Dutchman has set a very high bar indeed over the past 20 years. He kept very busy last year, released a series of singles, and started a label dedicated to deep house. No stranger to DC, he returns to spin at Echostage on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11.

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Around Town: Grand Opening @ The Anthem, 10/12/17

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The promotions and production company that owns the 9:30 Club yesterday revealed more details of its sister club, officially set to open on Oct. 12, 2017. Owner IMP did not disclose if the concert hall, named The Anthem, will host a band or other event that day.

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Snapshots: Parklife DC More Best Pictures of 2016

Savages @ 930 Club 26 Savages at 9:30 Club on March 27, 2016 (See the full blog)

As we wrap up 2016 here at Parklife DC, we looked back on our best concert photos of the year, where reviewed our 10 (actually 11) favorite photos on our blog.

But while Paivi and Kristie considerably brightened up our blog with their pictures, Theresa C. Sanchez and myself also have been out there photographing some concerts. So now we are rounding up the best of the rest to present some cool photos that Theresa and I captured over the year as well.

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Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2016 by Mickey

CHVRCHES 008 Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches sings at Echostage on Oct. 17, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

I’ll confess that I’m a man whose taste in music is readily apparent. If you have new wave tunes to play, particularly from 1976-86, I’m going to show up and listen to them. That said, a number of incredible legacy new wave bands happened to travel through the DC metro area over the past year, and I took the opportunity to review them for our humble blog.

That said, a number of younger bands definitely broke through and seized my attention, most notably Canada’s Operators, who were the most exciting new band I’ve seen in some time. As with Operators, many of the best performances I witnessed in 2016 came from bands whose leaders are among the Masters of Synthpop, and so I have dedicated a postscript of really great synthpop shows that may have “missed” the top 10 but otherwise deserve a lot of applause.

Check out my top 10 list of concerts I saw for Parklife DC. (Click on the concert slugline to revisit the full review.)

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Snapshots: Parklife DC 10 Best Pictures of 2016

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Peter Hook performs at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 23, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

It’s been a good second year for Parklife DC, particularly as we really improved our concert photography game.

Our little blog recruited some excellent photographers, notably Paivi Salonen, who is really quite good and sticking around with us into 2017! We also had the pleasure of working with Kristie Chua, who has moved onto other endeavors.

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Ticket Giveaway: Run the Jewels @ Echostage, 1/12/17

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Run the Jewels (Photo courtesy Windish Agency)

New York City rapper El-P and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike are known together as Run the Jewels, and they are soon to launch a US tour called Run the World.

The second stop of the hip hop duo’s tour will hit DC’s Echostage on Thursday, Jan. 12 — one day before the official release of Run the Jewels 3, the duo’s third studio album, via Mass Appeal Records and RED Distribution. And you can win tickets to go see them!

Listen to “Legend Has It,” the new single by Run the Jewels from Run the Jewels 3, on YouTube:

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Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Run the Jewels at Echostage. To win these tickets, leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to hear your favorite song by Run the Jewels.

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.

Run the Jewels
w/ The Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, Cuz
Echostage
Thursday, Jan. 12
Doors @7pm
$43.45
All ages

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