Don’t Miss: Bush @ The Anthem, 4/6/18

Bush (Photo courtesy BWR Public Relations)

Last year, British post-grunge quartet Bush released Black and White Rainbows, their seventh studio album, through Zuma Rock Records and The End Records. Frontman Gavin Rossdale and company will play songs new and old, surely including ‘90s hit “Glycerine,” as headliner for the Blossom Bash at The Anthem on Friday, April 6.

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Music Park: Saxon @ The Anthem — 3/18/18

Biff Byford fronts Saxon at The Anthem on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Opening for their New Wave of British Heavy Metal brethren, Judas Priest, Saxon brought the speed and fury everyone in attendance wanted at The Anthem on Sunday. (See Parklife DC’s pictures of Judas Priest!)

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Snapshots: Judas Priest @ The Anthem — 3/18/18

Judas Priest @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 18/03/2018
Judas Priest performs at The Anthem on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest blasted into The Anthem on Sunday on the heels of releasing Firepower, their well-received 18th studio album, via Epic Records. Led by frontman Rob Halford, Judas Priest entertained a sold-out crowd clamoring for their classic metal sound.

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Don’t Miss: Mike + the Mechanics @ The Birchmere, 3/27/18

Mike + the Mechanics (Photo courtesy Madison House)

In 1985, Mike Rutherford of Genesis formed a side project known as Mike + the Mechanics. That band continued to perform until 2004, when Mike and singer Paul Carrack called it a day. But Mike resurrected the outfit with new members in 2011 with a new album. The refreshed Mike + the Mechanics released a new album, Let Me Fly, via BMG in 2017, and the band will perform at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, March 27.

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Snapshots: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) @ 9:30 Club — 3/6/18

OMD 930 08 Andy McCluskey fronts Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) at 9:30 Club on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Few bands command the power and precision of new wave pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), who stopped by 9:30 Club for a sold-out performance on March 6. Parklife DC previously published a review of that show, but we have a second set of pictures to share, and there’s no such thing as too much OMD in our opinion.

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Don’t Miss: Saxon @ The Anthem, 3/18/18

Biff Byford fronts Saxon in Munich. (Photo by Pep Bonet)

In February, heavy metal giants Saxon released Thunderbolt, their 22nd studio album, via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). Next week, Saxon embark on a tour as openers for Judas Priest, and the big show arrives at The Anthem in DC on Sunday, March 18. (Get more details on Judas Priest: Firepower 2018!)

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