Ticket Giveaway: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club, 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 11 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at the 9:30 Club on May 12, 2016.

Parquet Courts released Human Performance, a tremendous fourth studio album, last year via Rough Trade. They then toured lots and lots.

Now they are touring some more! And they return with their outstanding new songs to play again at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 13. (Read our Parklife DC review of Parquet Courts’ last 9:30 Club show!)

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Ticket Giveaway: White Lies @ 9:30 Club, 2/1/17

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London post-punks White Lies are returning to the 9:30 Club on Feb. 1 in support of a great new album — titled Friends.

After publishing the album in October via BMG, White Lies announced a brief US tour that begins here in DC. And on that tour they will play outstanding new songs like “Morning in LA” from the new album. These guys are really terrific standard-bearers for the classic post-punk sound, and their music is continually renewing. Make plans to check them out!

Watch the official music video for “Morning in LA” by White Lies on YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see White Lies at the 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by White Lies.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday 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.

White Lies
w/ Vowws
9:30 Club
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Doors @7pm
$25
All ages

Ticket Giveaway: PHOX @ 9:30 Club, 1/25/17

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Hailing from Baraboo, Wisconsin, the (now) five members of PHOX are preparing to release their second album — a follow-up to 2014’s self-titled debut released via Partisan Records.

In the race to that release, PHOX are launching a US tour that begins at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The alternative folk group — consisting of Jason Krunnfusz, Monica Martin, Matthew Holmen, Matteo Roberts, and Davey Roberts — are probably best known for their single 1936.

Watch PHOX perform “1936” live in the studios of 89.3 The Current on Aug. 7, 2014, via YouTube:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see PHOX at the 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by PHOX.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday 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!

PHOX
w/ Cuddle Magic
9:30 Club
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Doors @7pm
$20
All ages

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Ticket Giveaway: The Sounds @ 9:30 Club, 11/28/16

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The Sounds (Photo courtesy Reybee Inc.)

Hands down, the best album of 2006 came from a new wave quintet out of Sweden. The Sounds burst onto the American indie rock scene with their second album, Dying to Say This to You.

Dying to Say This to You won a wide audience for the band’s lead vocalist Maja Ivarsson and her talented bandmates — Félix Rodríguez (guitar), Jesper Anderberg (keyboards, piano, guitar), Johan Bengtsson (bass), and Fredrik Blond (drums). And The Sounds remember well what a great album it was, so they have embarked on a 10th anniversary Dying to Say This to You tour of the United States. That tour stops at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Nov. 28, and you can win tickets to go see the show!

Watch the official music video for “Song with a Mission” from Dying to Say This to You by The Sounds on YouTube:

*Your* mission is to win a pair of tickets to see The Sounds! Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Sounds at the 9:30 Club. To win these tickets, leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to hear your favorite song by The Sounds.

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday, 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 are available online.

The Sounds
w/ Zipper Club, My Jerusalem
9:30 Club
Monday, Nov. 28
Doors @7pm
$25
All ages

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Ticket Giveaway: Peter Hook and The Light @ Howard Theatre, 11/23/16

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Peter Hook (Photo courtesy BBC)

Parklife DC is giving away five pairs of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light live in DC during our next party — Careless Memories at Dodge City on Thursday! (Check it out on Facebook.) We are going to celebrate the bassist of Joy Division and New Order by playing a lot of music from both of his bands.

But for the sake of argument, let’s say maybe you cannot make it out to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) on Thursday (although the next day is a federal holiday)! What might you do then? Go winless while one of Manchester’s favorite sons brings those awesomely splendid basslines to the Howard Theatre, where Peter Hook and The Light play on Nov. 23?

Well, love may tear us apart, but tickets will bring us together! In case you really cannot make it out on Thursday, we will give away a pair of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light perform the songs of Joy Division and New Order right here on this blog.

Watch a young Peter Hook play in New Order as they perform “Bizarre Love Triangle” at Strawberry Studios Stockport on YouTube (exact date unknown) — and read Billboard’s “10 Reasons Why New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ Is One of the Greatest Songs of All Time“:

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment but we would like to know your favorite song by New Order or Joy Division. (Hey, I’m also going to use your responses to inspire my playlist at Dodge City on Thursday at 8pm. Come out to hear the songs.)

For the rules of this giveaway–

Comments will be closed at 8pm on Thursday, Nov. 10, and then we’re all going to Careless Memories at Dodge City, where we will give away five more pairs of tickets in person! For this drawing, 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 are available online!

An Evening with Peter Hook and The Light
Performing “Substance” – Joy Division and New Order
Howard Theatre
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Doors @6pm
$35
All ages

Don’t Miss: Careless Memories @ Dodge City — 11/10/16

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Peter Hook, formerly of New Order and Joy Division (Photo by Mark McNulty)

Peter Hook and The Light are coming to the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to play a lot of great songs by Hooky’s former bands New Order and Joy Division. So we at Parklife DC are dedicating our monthly party Careless Memories to Hooky, New Order, Joy Division, and Factory Records and calling it Factory Records 202. (Read more about the upcoming live show by Peter Hook.)

Celebrate with Careless Memories as we give away *five* pairs of tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light live at the Howard Theatre. You can win these tickets by showing up between 8pm and midnight to the next Careless Memories on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC).

I’ll give away a pair of tickets every hour during Careless Memories — likely at 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm, and 11:30pm.

Watch Peter Hook and The Light, accompanied by a 16-piece choir, perform “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division at Manchester Cathedral on Nov. 15, 2011:

Thankfully for your Careless Memories host, the following day (Nov. 11) is a Veterans Day federal holiday. So perhaps you too can stay a little later and request your favorite New Order or Joy Division song?

At our Factory Records 202 evening, we’ll play tunes mostly by New Order and Joy Division, but we will also give some love to a few of their Factory Records labelmates — like Section 25, The Wake, The Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, and others — as well as their fellow Manchester UK bands that set the scene — such as The Buzzcocks, The Chameleons, The Fall, and yes even The Smiths.

RSVP for Careless Memories on Facebook, or simply come out that night! Admission is free. Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of tix to see Peter Hook and The Light at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 23!

Factory Records 202
Careless Memories: A New Wave Party
Dodge City
Thursday, Nov. 10
Show @8pm
Free
21+

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