Don’t Miss: The Fleshtones @ U Street Music Hall, 10/20/17

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Fleshtones (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Last year, The Fleshtones celebrated 40 years since they first stood up on a stage at CBGB’s and played their memorable garage rock. On Friday, Oct. 20, catch them at U Street Music Hall.

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Don’t Miss: The Mynabirds @ DC9, 9/20/17

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Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

The Mynabirds, the soulful pop solo project of Laura Burhenn, released Be Here Now, a fourth studio album, via Saddle Creek on Aug. 25. Laura actually released the songs on the album as three EPs prior to collecting them on one record in order to transfer the urgency of the protest music she was making at the time. The Mynabirds now are on tour, and Laura performs at DC9 on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

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Music Park: The Districts @ 9:30 Club — 8/18/17

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Rob Grote fronts The Districts at 9:30 Club on Aug. 18, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

The Districts Refresh Dehydrated Fans with Tall Serving of Rock

“Hydrate yourselves: naturally, mentally, in every way you possibly can. Even, politically […]” said songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Sam Owens at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on a recent Friday.

Who better to advise on matters of liquid nourishment than the frontman for the New York-based band Sam Evian, who shares part of its moniker with the French brand of premium (see what I did there) mineral water that boasts the tagline “Live Young.” Given the demographic of the audience, he was spot on. Continue reading

Music Park: Spoon @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 7/30/17

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Britt Daniel fronts Spoon at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 30, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

Neil Young was right. “Rock and roll will never die.” And no, that’s not an allusion to the seemingly myriad musical festivals or anniversary tours featuring reunited elders of sound like 2016’s Desert Trip — affectionately dubbed “Oldchella” — or most recently, the bicoastal weekend-long fêtes Classic East and Classic West last month. “Rock and roll is here to stay,” thanks to bands like Spoon (whose title is not a reference to the culinary utensil, but an homage to the 1970s German avant-garde collective called Can #themoreyouknow). These indie musicians heralding from the capital of the Lone Star State embody the notion that evolution is a form of revolution.

With the March 2017 release of their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, a promotional tour was sure to follow and it did. Their July 30 appearance at the newly renovated Merriweather Post Pavilion was not a solo headlining gig, but they most certainly performed like it was.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ 9:30 Club, 9/8/17

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

In February, The Brian Jonestown Massacre released its 16th album, Don’t Get Lost, only four months after their 15th album! So it would be an understatement to say it’s been a busy time for Anton Newcombe and company. The band are keeping up the pace with a tour that crashes into 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 8. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Districts @ 9:30 Club, 8/18/17

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The Districts (Photo by Caitlin McCann)

Philadelphia garage quartet The Districts have been tearing up the concert circuit in the last few years, and they show no signs of stopping as they race toward the release of their third full-length album, Popular Manipulations, due Aug. 11 via Fat Possum. One week later, the band perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, Aug. 18. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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