Don’t Miss: Chris Lake @ U Street Music Hall, 10/20/17

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Chris Lake (Photo courtesy Good Question)

English DJ and producer Chris Lake recently collaborated with Skrillex on the compilation HOWSLA, which includes his own single “I Want You.” The compilation hit #1 on the iTunes electronic chart, and his single has continued to receive robust airplay. Now on his Lose My Mind Tour, Chris arrives at U Street Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20, to spin some house.

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Ticket Giveaway: Squeeze @ 9:30 Club, 11/28/17

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Legendary songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford form the backbone of Squeeze, and the gents are bringing the latest incarnation of their new wave band to 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC by joining a free raffle at Dodge City on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Music Park: The Struts @ The Anthem — 10/12/17

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The Struts perform at The Anthem on Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Luke Spiller is a natural-born frontman. As vocalist for The Struts, Luke shook and shimmied his way across the stage to a sold-out crowd for the opening night of The Anthem on Thursday, serving roughly 6,000 people a desperately needed shot of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Music Park: The Psychedelic Furs @ The Birchmere — 10/4/17

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The Psychedelic Furs perform at The Birchmere on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Richard Butler was a joy to behold.

With boundless energy, the frontman of The Psychedelic Furs swept the audience up in a dance for an 18-song set on the band’s Singles Tour on Wednesday at The Birchmere. He so relished the opportunity to perform live that he couldn’t stop beaming.

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Music Park: Saint Etienne @ U Street Music Hall — 9/27/17

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The lovely Sarah Cracknell took to the very crowded stage at U Street Music Hall to coo gentle reproaches and remembrances to a respectfully full house last week, rekindling our romance with the sublime UK synthpop trio Saint Etienne.

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Music Park: Alison Moyet @ Sixth and I — 9/11/17

Alison Moyet 08 Alison Moyet performs at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Sept. 11, 2017.

At one point during her show, Alison Moyet shared memories of her mother to a sold-out house at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth and I on Monday night. The British chanteuse misses her mother dearly, she intimated, but she could never escape the matron’s fierce protection of proper grammar.

“I would write her letters and send a red pen because I knew she would mark them up anyway,” Alison said with a sly smile.

Maternal perfection and remembrances combined in Alison’s lush new song “The English U” from her terrific new album Other, the release of which in June via Cooking Vinyl inspired a world tour — the North American leg of which launched in Washington, DC, on Sept. 11.

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Music Park: Dan Croll @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/8/17

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Dan Croll performs live at the Deer Shed Festival in England on July 24, 2015. (Photo by Yaffa Phillips)

British singer/songwriter Dan Croll demonstrated a canny knack for translating studio techniques into an arresting live performance when made a stop in DC on Friday at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

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