Thomas Mars fronts Phoenix at The Anthem on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
In the encore of the show by Phoenix at The Anthem on Monday, frontman Thomas Mars praised Prince, telling the audience how struck he was by seeing the iconic artist in a concert in Paris when Thomas was only 8 years old.
So it’s no surprise that the latest effort by Phoenix — the sunny album Ti Amo — was in some ways inspired by Prince as much as it was by Italian dance and romance.
Phoenix (Photo by Emme Le Doyen)
In June, French indie poppers Phoenix released Ti Amo, their sixth studio album, via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. The gents now are launching a North American tour that includes a stop at The Anthem on Monday, Oct. 16.
Giorgio Moroder performs at 9:30 Club on May 12, 2017.
Waiting for the DJ to arrive, the crowd at 9:30 Club pressed up against the security barrier on Friday, chanting his name.
“Giorgio! Giorgio! Giorgio!”
When the 77-year-old man of the hour arrived, the very full house erupted into cheers for their headliner — producer and tastemaker Giorgio Moroder, the legendary collaborator who brought synthesizers to Donna Summer and thereafter kept his finger on the pulse of global pop music.
This Thursday, Parklife DC will give away a pair of tickets to see the legendary Giorgio Moroder for his DJ performance at 9:30 Club.
Show up at Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) to listen to some music by Giorgio and related artists during our Careless Memories: New Wave Party on April 13, and you can enter a drawing to win a pair of tix to see Giorgio when he visits 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12.
You have to be present to win. Drawing will take place between 10:30-11pm. Party starts at 8pm. For more information, visit and RSVP at our Facebook page.
Giorgio Moroder Ticket Giveaway
Thursday, April 13
Giorgio Moroder (Photo courtesy 9:30 Club)
The legendary Giorgio Moroder, who has collaborated from everyone from Donna Summer to Debbie Harry to Kylie Minogue, is performing at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12. You can win a pair of tickets to go.
Giorgio Moroder performs at HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2013. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen)
His collaborations as producer for Donna Summer upended not only disco but nearly every pop music genre that followed. He is a surfer of the new wave, the head of the house, and the lord of italo disco.
He’s Giorgio Moroder, and he’s spinning at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12.
Brittany Sims, Mike Toohey, and Kevin Bayly of Furniteur at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 28, 2016. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)
It is a delightful thing to walk into a room when Furniteur are playing.
The cool chill of their synthesizers and the sultry vocals of their chanteuse leaves a distinct impression upon you. You are ready to forget about your cares and relax with a cocktail or two. And that’s exactly what I did when I walked into Songbyrd Music House to catch Furniteur in a late show on Sunday night.
Brittany Sims, Mike Toohey, and Kevin Bayly (the two men of synth also in the band Brett) make smart music for cocktails at twilight as they inject an old school charm into their music. As for their music, Furniteur released a new EP featuring a cover of Julee Cruise’s “Falling,” the theme to “Twin Peaks” (yes, the David Lynch TV show), in February.