Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mickey

warpaint_dm-gore Martin Gore performs with Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

The year 2017 was a good year for revisiting old friends as they returned to remind us that they truly still “got it.” In the past year, Parklife DC reviewed a great deal of musicians and bands, and the performances that really distinguished themselves often came as something of a pleasant surprise.

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Snapshots: 3TEETH @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/17

3TEETH @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 11/09/2017
3Teeth perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

3Teeth, Los Angeles’ finest industrial export, stomped through DC for a headlining tour at U Street Music Hall in July. They returned quickly to open for HIM on the Finnish band’s farewell tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9. Check out some pix from Paivi (and see her pix of HIM also).

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Snapshots: Vampyre Anvil @ State Theatre — 11/7/17

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Vampyre Anvil perform at the State Theatre on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Vampyre Anvil, consisting of Jason Novak and Sean Payne, dropped by the State Theatre on Nov. 7 to perform with Cubanate and Front Line Assembly. (Read our interview with Cubanate and see concert pictures here.) Paivi captured the guys in action!

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

Cubanate @ State Theatre, Falls Church, VA 11/07/2017
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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Ticket Giveaway: Gary Numan @ 9:30 Club, 11/9/17

GaryNuman01 Gary Numan (Photo courtesy BB Gun Press)

Synth pioneer Gary Numan released Savage (Songs from a Broken World), his remarkable 21st album, on Sept. 15 via BMG. The record entered the UK Album Chart at #2, making it his highest charting album since Telekon in 1980.

Gary will conduct a North American tour to accompany the album release, and he will play at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 9. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC by joining a free raffle at Dodge City on Thursday, Nov. 9 — tomorrow!

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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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