Don’t Miss: Jeff Beck @ Wolf Trap, 8/20/18

Jeff Beck (Photo courtesy Wolf Trap)

Iconic rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers are currently on their joint “Stars Align Tour,” but on Monday, Aug. 20, Jeff will step away for a solo show at Wolf Trap! Ann Wilson of Heart, who is opening the Stars Align Tour, will join Jeff for this special concert.

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Don’t Miss: New Order @ The Anthem, 8/28/18

New Order (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

New Order will play only four North American dates in August, and the only one on the US east coast is at The Anthem! And only a handful of tickets remain for that show on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Act fast to buy yours now.

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Ticket Giveaway: Gary Numan @ 9:30 Club, 9/21/18

GaryNuman01 Gary Numan (Photo courtesy BB Gun Press)

The iconic Gary Numan will visit 9:30 Club on a return trip to DC on Friday, Sept. 21! Gary released Savage (Songs from a Broken World), his 18th studio album, last year and performed at 9:30 Club almost a year ago. Now, he’s back, and you can win tickets to see him with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 8/2/18

Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins performs at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland, on Aug. 2, 2018. (Photos by Jason Nicholson and words by Mickey McCarter)

The room simply lights up whenever Tom Bailey sings “Lay Your Hands on Me,” by his former band the Thompson Twins. And the room was very bright indeed at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday during a visit by the debonair gent who returned to the area for a show of largely hopeful, romantic tunes perfect for a summery day.

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Music Park: Thomas Dolby @ The Birchmere — 7/30/18

ThomasDolby04 Thomas Dolby tells a tale at The Birchmere on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Thomas Dolby’s uncle, Stephen Spring-Rice, died in World War II as the second in command onboard a British Navy WWII submarine P48. According to family folklore, the submarine ran aground during a training mission, and all hands were lost at sea.

Inspired by the tale, Thomas wrote “One of Our Submarines,” which appeared as the B-side to his famous single “She Blinded Me With Science.” In an evening of storytelling and music at The Birchmere on Monday, however, Thomas revealed the story didn’t quite end there.

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Music Park: Arctic Monkeys @ The Anthem — 7/29/18

Alex Turner fronts the Arctic Monkeys (with more hair) at Firefly Music Festival on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Live at Firefly)

The Arctic Monkeys, as I’m told, now live in Los Angeles and not Sheffield, England, any longer. With that move comes an apparent transformation or maturation that began with an urbane sonic makeover in 2013’s AM.

The band are no longer four kids banging out spikey songs about being a lad in Britain. They’ve moved onto smooth, psychedelic jams about being a man in a world changing around them, and they took their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, to The Anthem for two nights last weekend to flourish under their newfound perspectives.

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