Music Park: Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Street Music Hall — 3/27/18

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Albert Hammond Jr. performs at U Street Music Hall on March 27, 2018. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

The sentiment in ZZ Top‘s 1983 hit is just as applicable today in 2018 as it was 35 years ago: “‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.” 

District ladies (and many a gentleman) know a thing or two about fashion and one fan in particular wasn’t shy about applauding the lead singer’s tailored, red three-piece ensemble. “Mr. Hammond — nice suit!”

Albert Hammond Jr. quickly responded: “In fact, it is!” The audience later learned, after witnessing the musician engage in nearly 40 minutes of  of onstage cardio in that recent performance at U Street Music Hall, “Wool does not sweat well.”

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Ticket Giveaway: Kate Nash @ 9:30 Club, 4/30/18

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Kate Nash (Photo by Kate Bell)

British singer-songwriter Kate Nash will release Yesterday Was Forever, her fourth studio album, on March 30. Then a month later, she will perform at 9:30 Club! You can win tickets to see Kate Nash with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Black Angels @ 9:30 Club, 4/9/18

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The Black Angels (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

A little under a year ago, Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels released Death Song, their fifth studio album, via Partisan Records. The quintet now has teamed up with the Black Lips, and together the bands launch The Birds and the Bees Tour, which arrives at 9:30 Club on Monday, April 9. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC!

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Don’t Miss: Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Street Music Hall, 3/27/18

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Albert Hammond Jr. (Photo courtesy Red Bull Records)

On Friday, Albert Hammond Jr. released his fourth solo album, Francis Trouble, via Red Bull Records. Albert kicks off a tour this week at SXSW and later performs in DC at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, March 27.

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Music Park: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong — 2/9/18

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Bat Fangs perform at Comet Ping Pong on Feb. 9, 2018.

Listening to Bat Fangs, the full-blast duo of Betsy Wright and Laura King, is a delightful exercise in identifying influences. But their electrifying lines of rock ‘n roll truly ignite in live performances, such as with the band’s sold-out show at Comet Ping Pong on Friday.

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Snapshots: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ 9:30 Club — 1/29/18

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Noise rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) released Wrong Creatures, their eighth album, on Jan. 12 via Vagrant Records. The band then hit the road for a North American tour, which stopped at 9:30 Club on Monday, and Paivi was there to photograph it!

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Don’t Miss: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong, 2/9/18

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Bat Fangs (Photo courtesy Don Giovanni Records)

Betsy Wright is the bassist for DC power pop trio Ex Hex. Laura King is drummer for North Carolina garage rockers Flesh Wounds. Together, they are also Bat Fangs! The band releases its debut self-titled album on Friday, Feb. 2 via Don Giovanni Records. One week later, Sasha Lord presents Bat Fangs playing that new album at Comet Ping Pong on Friday, Feb. 9!

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