Around Town: Ticketfly Down!, 5/31/18

Update June 3: Individual links to purchase tickets for shows through Ticketfly are now active, and Parklife DC will resume running previews for Ticketfly shows. The main Ticketfly website, and many of its hosted sites, remain down, however.

Concert ticket website Ticketfly.com has been experiencing intermittent problems this week, and today it is down entirely, taking out venue websites with it. This includes websites for 9:30 Club, DC9, Pearl Street Warehouse, and many other DC venues.

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Music Park: Liam Gallagher @ Lincoln Theatre — 5/19/18

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Liam Gallagher performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Timing is everything in rock ‘n’ roll, and I imagine it’s a lesson to which Liam Gallagher can attest. And Liam delivered his testimony in a sold-out show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday.

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Music Park: Dream Wife @ Lincoln Theatre — 5/14/18

DreamWife13Dream Wife performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 14, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Toward the end of the set by Dream Wife on Monday, vocalist Rakel Mjöll dedicated the show to “the bad bitches of DC,” then she screeched like a banshee to the lyrics of “F.U.U.”

As Dream Wife jammed to the end of the song from their self-titled debut album, released in January via Lucky Number, Rakel proclaimed, “I spy with my little eye… bad, bad bitches,” while scanning the audience.

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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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Music Park: Ryley Walker @ Lincoln Theatre — 4/27/18

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Ryley Walker performs at the Lincoln Theater on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Accompanied by second guitarist Bill Mackay, Ryley Walker’s music is an expert amalgamation reminiscent of the Grateful Dead’s live “space” passages, Pat Metheny’s delicately picked jazz guitar, and today’s proliferation of post-rock bands. Although the songs largely “felt” like instrumentals due to the extended improvisational sections, Ryley’s occasional vocals owed much to the influence of Nick Drake and John Martyn during his performance opening for Calexico at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday.

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Music Park: Calexico @ Lincoln Theatre — 4/27/18

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Joey Burns fronts Calexico at the Lincoln Theatre on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Calexico’s Joey Burns is a gentleman. Aside from his easy-going banter between songs, his musical generosity toward his bandmates, and the stellar renditions of his compositions, he made sure to thank the adoring Lincoln Theater crowd repeatedly throughout his band’s performance on Friday, with a special shout-out to those parents of small children who went through considerable effort to be there. As we were to learn, the Calexico frontman knew firsthand of what he spoke.

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