Music Park: Phoenix @ The Anthem — 10/16/17

Phoenix 16 Thomas Mars fronts Phoenix at The Anthem on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In the encore of the show by Phoenix at The Anthem on Monday, frontman Thomas Mars praised Prince, telling the audience how struck he was by seeing the iconic artist in a concert in Paris when Thomas was only 8 years old.

So it’s no surprise that the latest effort by Phoenix — the sunny album Ti Amo — was in some ways inspired by Prince as much as it was by Italian dance and romance.

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Music Park: Caravan Palace @ 9:30 Club — 7/5/17

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Zoé Colotis fronts Caravan Palace at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Caravan Place released their third studio album <|°_°|>, also known as Robot Face, capturing ears across the world in 2015, and they have spent the last two years on tour conquering our hearts. The French septet most recently dropped by DC to charm a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club with their splendid mix of French house, electro swing, and jazz on Wednesday, July 5.

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Around Town: Bastille Day @ Central Michel Richard — 7/14/16

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Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC) hosted a full house for Bastille Day last week, serving up a $55 three-course menu along with specialty cocktails, wine, and beer for Francophiles and foodies seeking to celebrate French independence day.

As guests filled the restaurant and bar, they enjoyed music from the Blue Room Jazz Band, a quartet that played from the lounge in the restaurant’s entrance.

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