Ticket Giveaway: Phantogram @ 9:30 Club, 10/26/16

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Only a few weeks ago, Phantogram released their third album, Three, via Republic Records. The trip hop duo is on tour to support the album, and they perform at two sold-out dates at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Although tickets are sold out, Parklife DC has an opportunity for you two win a pair to go the second night’s show on Oct. 26! Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter received generally favorable reviews on the new record, with Slant Magazine praising their “ability to transform darkness into light, taking personal tragedy and shaping it into professional growth.”

Watch the official music video for “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” the lead single from Three, by Phantogram on YouTube:

So Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Phantogram. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment but perhaps tell us your favorite song by Phantogram.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Tickets for this show have sold out but you can monitor availability if more become available.

Phantogram
w/ The Range
9:30 Club
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2016
Doors @7pm
Sold out
All ages

Ticket Giveaway: Saint Motel @ 9:30 Club, 10/20/16

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Los Angeles dreampop quartet Saint Motel caught fire recently with their 2014 EP My Type, catapulting the band into indie fandom in a way their debut album several years later had not.

For my type, the ’60s-tinged band adopted mod iconography for singles “My Type” and “Cold, Cold Man,” demonstrating a sense of style and fun. The instincts that guided the band into adopting the flavor served them well as they are poised to release their second full-length album saintmotelevision on Oct. 21.

The day prior to that record release, Saint Motel visit the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Oct. 20 as a stop on their current US tour, and Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to go see the show.

First, watch the devilishly clever official music video for “My Type” by Saint Motel on YouTube, which manages to get you involved by the end:

Second, leave a comment below to win a pair of tix to go see Saint Motel from Parklife DC! To win, leave any comment on this blog, but we would like to hear your favorite Saint Motel song!

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Tickets also are available online (although 9:30 Club has issued a low-ticket warning)!

Saint Motel
w/ Hippo Campus, Weathers
9:30 Club
Thursday, Oct. 20
Doors @7pm
$22.50
All ages

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Ticket Giveaway: Teenage Fanclub @ 9:30 Club, 10/14/16

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The Scottish quintet Teenage Fanclub return with their first new album in six years, and that album, Here, appeared on Sept. 9 via Merge Records.

Over at Merge, they sure like their power pop, and Teenage Fanclub is right at home on their roster. But singer Norman Blake certainly leads his band through their own sunny, jangly sound. Listening to Teenage Fanclub is like having a great conversation with an old friend: You may know where it’s going but you’ll enjoy the ride.

Teenage Fanclub are touring in support of their new album, and they visit the 9:30 Club on Friday, Oct. 14. Parklife DC is giving you a chance to go!

Watch Teenage Fanclub perform “Thin Air” from the new album for BBC Radio 6 Music on Sept. 13, 2016 on YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Teenage Fanclub. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment but perhaps tell us your favorite song by Teenage Fanclub.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday, Oct. 7, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

If you don’t win, tickets also are available online!

Teenage Fanclub
w/ Skylar Gudasz
9:30 Club
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Doors @8pm
$25
All ages

Ticket Giveaway: Warpaint @ 9:30 Club, 10/4/16

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I adore Warpaint. And they really caught my attention with their single “Love Is to Die” on their self-titled sophomore album in 2014. I think they hit peak heartbroken dreampop, but they did so in such an articulate, and yes feminine, way that the song proved irresistible.

And soon afterward, as a big Duran Duran admirer, I enjoyed their very good take on “The Chauffeur” for the recent tribute album, Making Patterns Rhyme. It was indescribably a wholly appropriate cover, and I would like Simon Le Bon to name check it when it comes to Duran Duran covers over William Shatner’s “Planet Earth.”

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Ticket Giveaway: Lush @ 9:30 Club, 9/21/16

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What a time for the classic shoegaze period of the ‘90s! Last year, UK music aficionados welcomed Ride to the 9:30 Club, and this year it’s going to be Lush!

Yes, Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson (vocals and guitars) along with Phil King (bass) have returned with the addition of drummer Justin Welch (Spitfire, Elastica). And they released a new EP, Blind Spot via their own Edamame label, and they sound as amazing and beautiful as ever. Lush are now on a world tour that stops in DC at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and you can now win tickets to go.

Revisit the official music video for “Sweetness and Light” by Lush on YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets so that you can see Lush return to DC after 20 years away! To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. Let’s hear your favorite Lush song?

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Lush last played the 9:30 Club on August 30, 1996! See the awesome setlist.

New Zealand dream pop singer Tamaryn opens for Lush. Tickets also are available online!

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w/ Tamaryn
9:30 Club
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Doors @7pm
$35
All ages

Ticket Giveaway: Echo & The Bunnymen @ 9:30 Club, 9/9/16

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Ian McCulloch (Photo courtesy Echo & The Bunnymen)

Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant are bringing Echo & The Bunnymen back to DC in a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 9! To celebrate, Parklife DC is throwing a little new wave party that we are calling Careless Memories: A Salute to Psych, where we will play a lot of the neo-psychedelic jams that gave classic new wave a hazy electronic edge.

I invite you to join our party, which will be held at Dodge City on Thursday, Sept. 8 (right around the corner from the 9:30 Club on the night before The Bunnymen perform)! You can RSVP on Facebook or show up — admission is free.

But wait! To take the celebration to the next level, we are giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Bunnymen concert! Now, that’s smart thinking! Ian would be proud.

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Ticket Giveaway: Skye & Ross @ 9:30 Club, 8/25

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Skye & Ross from Morcheeba (Photo by Daniela+Glunz)

UK trip hop trio Morcheeba are always at the top of their game, with genre-refining albums. But in 2014, Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey were touring without Ross’ brother Paul when they were inspired to bring more live intensity to their music.

Hence, Skye & Ross spun off into a side project, called Skye & Ross, and they are grooving back into our lives with a debut album, SKYE | ROSS, on Sept. 2. As Ross said, “What Skye and I do naturally when you ask us to make music together, and yet not necessarily a continuation of what we’d been doing with Morcheeba. It therefore felt only right to give it a new identity.”

You can hear for yourself! Listen to the official audio of first single “Light of Gold” from Skye and Ross on YouTube:

The band will continue to make albums as Morcheeba, Ross reported, but meanwhile Skye & Ross from Morcheeba have launched a tour in support of their new project, and they visit the 9:30 Club on Thursday, August 25. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets so that you can check them out firsthand! To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but how about tell us your favorite Morcheeba song?

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!

Tickets also are available online!

Skye & Ross
9:30 Club
Thursday, August 25
Doors @7pm
$27.50
All ages

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