Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth (Photo by Adrian Elliot)
Indie film American Folk follows two strangers that meet on a plane the morning of 9/11. When their plane is grounded, the pair decide to travel from Los Angeles to New York in an old van in order to get back as fast as possible.
Released just last week, the film stars musicians Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy, and those talented singers traveled to The Hamilton on Tuesday to lift spirits with a great show.
Carla Bruni (Photo by Claude Gassian)
Carla Bruni was a model, then a singer and actress, and then the First Lady of France! With her husband Nicolas Sarkozy out of office, Carla returned to performing, and she released French Touch, her firth album, last year via Teorema and Barclay Records. With the album comes a US tour, and Carla will perform at The Birchmere on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Silo Halo (Photo by Adam de Boer and Julie Goett)
Etxe Records, named for the word for “shelter” or “home” in Basque, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. To mark the occasion, the label released Etxe Records at 10 Years: A Compilation on Thursday, Jan. 18. Bands from Etxe Records also will perform in a Etxe Records 10th Anniversary Showcase at Capital Fringe (Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave. NE, DC) on Saturday, Jan. 20.
To explore the label and its bands in its 10th year, Parklife DC chatted via email with Chris Goett of Silo Halo and Avy Mallik of Near Northeast, the first of whom also is a co-founder of Etxe Records. Near Northeast and Silo Halo will be joined by fellow labelmates The Red Fetish and Teething Veils for the anniversary showcase concert.
Jen Cloher (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)
Australian singer-songwriter Jen Cloher released her self-titled fourth album recently via Marathon Artists/Milk! Records. After supporting Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on tour last year, Jen is returning to DC on a headlining tour with a show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Overcoats (Photo by Anna Azarov)
New York City electropop duo Overcoats released Young, their debut album, last year, and the response was so great that the band released a special deluxe edition of the album, now available via Arts & Crafts. Overcoats return to DC to open Tennis at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Philip Basnight fronts Broke Royals at Union Stage on Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Time is very important to Broke Royals, the DC Americana-flavored power pop band founded by Philip Basnight and Colin Cross. Their debut single, released in May 2014, was called “About Time,” an ode of encouragement dedicated to taking time to care for yourself.
Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy (Photo by Devin Whetstone)
Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy teamed up for the soundtrack to the independent film American Folk, in which they also star! The film and soundtrack are due on Jan. 26, and — even better — Amber and Joe are visiting The Hamilton to play their songs on the American Folk Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 30.