Ticket Giveaway: Waxahatchee @ 9:30 Club, 8/21/17

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Waxahatchee (Photo courtesy Merge Records)

Kate Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee released Out in the Storm, her fourth studio album, via Merge Records on July 14. She’s performing at 9:30 Club on Monday, Aug. 21 in support of the record, and you can win tickets to see her with Parklife DC.

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Snapshots: The Alarm @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

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The Alarm perform at VANS Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July, 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi.)

Perhaps the most unusual booking on this year’s VANS Warped Tour was the legendary British rock band The Alarm, led by the affable Mike Peters. The traveling music festival hit Merriweather Post Pavilion last month on July 16, and Paivi made it a point to catch the new wave turned folk rock outfit.

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Snapshots: Deep Roots Mountain Revival @ Marvin’s Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) — 7/20-7/22/17

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Billy Strings performs at Deep Roots Mountain Revival in Masontown, West Virginia, last weekend. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Last weekend, revelers gathered at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia, for the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival to enjoy Americana, bluegrass, and more with headliners Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and Lettuce. Our friend Chester Simpson was there and took some photos of some of his favorite bands!

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Snapshots: River and Roots Festival @ Watermelon Park (Berryville, Va.), 6/23-6/25/17

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Attendees watch a performance at the River and Roots Festival in June. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

The fourth annual River and Roots Festival, hosted by Shepherds Ford Productions, was held outside of Berryville, Virginia (not far from Winchester) on Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25 with a lineup of bluegrass, Americana, and roots musicians. Check out these pictures of the festival!

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Ticket Giveaway: Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) @ 9:30 Club, 7/26/17

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Conor Oberst released his eighth studio album, Salutations, via Nonesuch Records in March. He’s about to launch a tour this week, and he will arrive in DC for a show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 26. You can win tickets to see him with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Jack Johnson @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/11/17

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Jack Johnson performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 11, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

Jack Johnson Radiates Chill on a Hot June Night

The accordion. That’s right — the box-shaped instrument used by everyone from The Who and R.E.M. to Arcade Fire and Gogol Bordello is something you wouldn’t normally associate with the folk rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. A Cole Clark acoustic guitar? Definitely. A Pepe Romero Jr. ukulele? Sure. He’s even auctioned a few off for the Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation he co-founded with his wife Kim in 2003 to support environmental education in schools all over the Aloha State. But a squeeze box?

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Ticket Giveaway: Violent Femmes @ 9:30 Club, 7/9/17

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You can all just kiss off into the air/
Behind my back I can see them stare/
They’ll hurt me bad but I won’t mind/
They’ll hurt me bad they do it all the time

Violent Femmes went down in history on the strength of songs like “Kiss Off” from their 1983 self-titled debut album. Last year, the gents demonstrated again their staying power with the release of their ninth studio album, We Can Do Anything, published with PIAS. Violent Femmes have been touring the world, and they arrive in DC again to perform at 9:30 Club on Sunday, July 9. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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