Ticket Giveaway: FIDLAR @ 9:30 Club, 9/18/18

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California skate punks Fidlar are back with new singles! In January, the band released a cover of Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” and followed that up in April with “Alcohol.” Last month, they released the cheeky “Mason Ho’s Dream Wave.” Zac Carper and friends are ready to party at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and you can be there by winning tickets with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Cold War Kids with The Regrettes @ Rams Head Live — 6/17/18

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Cold War Kids perform at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on June 17, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

Formed in 2004, indie rockers, Cold War Kids, from Long Beach California, are still going strong. Following an appearance at the Firefly Festival, Cold War Kids stopped by Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday, and Shantel Breen went to check out the show.

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Music Park: The Kills @ The Lincoln Theatre — 5/14/18

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Jamie Hince of The Kills performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 14, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Mondays suck, but not when The Kills are in town. The British-American indie rock band, consisting of American singer Alison Mosshart and English guitarist Jamie Hince, played for a packed Lincoln Theatre Monday night.

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Snapshots: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ 9:30 Club — 4/27/18

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Ruban Nielson performs in Unknown Mortal Orchestra at 9:30 Club on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played at the 9:30 Club on Friday in support of their new album, Sex + Food, their fourth record released in April via Jagjaguwar. The crowd was super pumped to see UMO, and that’s always a good indicator that the show will be a good one.
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Music Park: Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Street Music Hall — 3/27/18

Albert Hammond Jr. at U Street Music Hall, Washington, D.C., 3/27/18
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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