Around Town: Congrats to the 2021 Wammie Award Winners

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Karen Jonas one the 2021 Wammie Award for Best Country/Americana Artist/Group. (Photo by Jim Williams)

The MusicianShip recognized winners of the 2021 Washington Area Music Awards, or Wammies in a virtual awards ceremony on Sunday.

Parklife DC salutes the 2021 Wammie Award winners!

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Song of the Day: “Cosmic Fringes” by Paul Weller

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Paul Weller (Photo courtesy Black Box)

We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain, but everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm.

For many there is further significant comfort to be drawn from the knowledge that Paul Weller is in the midst of an unbelievably prolific purple patch. Paul Weller will not let us down when we need him most, as evidenced by his most recent single, “Cosmic Fringes.”

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Song of the Day: “Stuck” by Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed

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Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed (Photo courtesy Transmission Publicity)

A killer new band out of DC, Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed, fronted by Rosie Cima, will release their new album Realm of the Warring Gods on March 12 via This Could Go Boom!

Recently, they’ve released the album’s angsty, visceral lead single, “Stuck.”

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Song of the Day: “Hall of Death” by Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy

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Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy (Photo by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe)

Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album and demon spawn of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy, out digitally April 30 on Drag City and available physically on June 18.

Today marks the arrival of their new single “Hall of Death.”

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Song of the Day: “Forwards Beckon Rebound” by Adrianne Lenker

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Adrianne Lenker (Photo by Genesis Baez)

Last fall via 4AD, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker released two new albums, songs and instrumentals. The albums, which Pitchfork praised as “some of the most vivid songwriting of her career,” received an incredible reception, appearing on many year-end lists and propelling Lenker to make her solo television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week.

Today, she shares a new, self-directed video for “Forwards Beckon Rebound,” a track off of songs.

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