Interview and Snapshots: Cubanate @ State Theatre — 11/7/17

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Cubanate perform at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

British techno rockers Cubanate hit the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, touring on a retrospective album titled Brutalism, recently released by Armalyte Records. Opening for Front Line Assembly (FLA), Marc Heal and Phil Barry performed songs including “Barbarossa,” “Body Burn,” and “Oxyacetylene.”

Prior to the show, Parklife DC caught up with Marc to ask him about the return of Cubanate and his observations on what’s happening on the industrial music scene today.

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Don’t Miss: Cubanate @ State Theatre, 11/7/17

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Cubanate (Photo courtesy Armalyte Records)

British techno rockers Cubanate recently released Brutalism, a new 14 song compilation lifted from their first three albums circa 1992-96, remastered by Armalyte Records. Cubanate are now on tour opening for Front Line Assembly, and they perform songs like “Oxyacetylene,” “Body Burn,” and “Joy” tonight, Nov. 7, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Music Park: Charly Bliss @ Black Cat — 10/22/17

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Charly Bliss brings boatloads of energy to the Black Cat on Oct. 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

There are certainly bands that make great records but when you see them live there’s something missing, and then there are bands that make great records and their live show takes those already-great songs and transforms them. They become the catalyst for an amazing experience, and you can’t help but get drawn in.

In this latter category, you will find the manic, organized chaos of New York-based band Charly Bliss. And on Sunday night, whether the squeals of guitarist and frontwoman Eva Hendricks were of pure energy or pure joy — that feeling was palpable!

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Don’t Miss: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club, 9/2/17

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Singer-songwriter Hayley Fahey and her sweet and soulful voice will play the DC Music Rocks Festival at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Sept. 2, alongside other local acts including Throwing Plates, The Split Seconds, Stone Driver, and Thaylobleu. The evening festival is an unparalleled opportunity to catch a lot of local music in one spot at the city’s top club during a long holiday weekend.

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Snapshots: Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017 Barb Wire Dolls perform during VANS Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Greek quintet Barb Wire Dolls from their native Greece to Los Angeles several years ago. There, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead caught the band at Whisky A Go-Go in 2015 and offered them a record deal with Motörhead Music, where they have released their last two album.

Barb Wire Dolls published their latest Rub My Mind this year via Motörhead Music and hit the road with VANS Warped Tour, where Paivi caught them at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 17.

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Don’t Miss: Foo Fighters @ The Anthem, 10/12/17

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Dave Grohl and Seth Hurwitz tour the construction site for The Anthem in DC. (Photo courtesy IMP)

The Foo Fighters will headline opening night at The Anthem, the upcoming sister concert venue to 9:30 Club, announced IMP, the independent promotions company that owns both, on Monday.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16, at 10am ET for the show on Thursday, Oct. 12 via Ticketfly.com. Tickets also are available at the box offices of 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Lincoln Theatre during normal business hours.

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Don’t Miss: Speedy Ortiz @ Snallygaster, 9/17/16

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Speedy Ortiz (Photo by Bob Gruen)

Well, as it is DC’s top beer festival, Snallygaster gets a lot of attention annually for the diverse beer selection it collects from across the country.

Set for Saturday, Sept. 17 this year, Snallygaster also boasts a mini-music festival within its gates. And this year, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, the organizers of Snallygaster, have announced the music program headliner as Speedy Ortiz, the popular Massachusetts noise pop quartet.

Speedy Ortiz have three full-length albums under their belt, including last year’s Foil Deer. In June, they released an EP, Foiled Again, a four-track record that includes two outtakes from Foil Deer — “Death Note,” which was unleashed via Sirius XMU, and “Emma O,” which debuted with Zane Lowe’s World First. It also includes two remixes of Foil Deer’s “Puffer.”

Listen to “Death Note” from Speedy Ortiz, released on June 3, via Soundcloud:

Adding to the headliner so far is the ever-popular Spirit Animal, a Brooklyn rock quartet that features DC’s own Steve Cooper on vocals.

Listen to Spirit Animal’s raucous World War IV EP, published earlier this year (I’ll always swear these guys have a great vibe similar to the Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Snallygaster 2016 returns to The Yards in SE DC at Lot H/I, located on 1st St. SE and N St. SE, the same location as last year.

Tickets are available online.

Snallygaster 2016
The Yards
Saturday, Sept. 17
1-6pm
$35-60
21+