Live Review: Adrianne Lenker @ Metro Gallery — 2/16/19

AdrienneLenker9Adrianne Lenker mesmerizes at the Metro Gallery on Feb. 16, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Adrianne Lenker, front person for the band Big Thief, creates the kind of music that is both beautiful and heart breaking.  It’s also easy to lose yourself in the stories she tells. And tell them she did at Metro Gallery in Baltimore recently.
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Live Review: Integrity @ Metro Gallery — 1/11/19

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Integrity performs at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photos by Rashad Polk)

Hardcore legends Integrity, originally based in Cleveland, established a loyal following by releasing influential metalcore albums and consistently putting on memorable shows since the 1980s. Over the weekend, Integrity stopped by Metro Gallery for two sold-out headlining shows. The turnout on night one of the all-ages shows proved that Integrity continues to draw new fans.

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Snapshots: Ego Likeness @ Metro Gallery (Baltimore, Md.) — 4/7/16

Ego Likeness @Metro Gallery, Baltimore 4/7/2017Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness performs at Metro Gallery on April 7, 2017. (photo by Paivi)

Ego Likeness headlined a big show of dark electronic music in Baltimore on Friday, enlisting the assistance of Technophobia, Nahja Mora, Stars and the Sea, Fun Never Starts, and DJs Sex Charges and Candy Corn to fill out the bill at Metro Gallery.

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Music Park: Free Song From Dot Dash (Touring Soon!)

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Dot Dash (Photo courtesy the band)

DC power pop quartet recently released their fourth album, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves, and they are giving away a free track to readers of Parklife DC.

Released in March, the album comes preceded some spring tour dates from vocalist and guitarist Terry Banks, guitarist Steve Hansgen, bassist Hunter Bennett, and drummer Danny Ingram. They plan to tour some more later this summer (see below for dates).

You can listen to and buy the full album, which sounds quite sunny and upbeat, from Bandcamp:


You also can directly listen to the single “Rainclouds” and download it as a free MP3:

Earthquakes & Tidal Waves was recorded in Kernersville, NC, and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Game Theory, Dinosaur Jr., Wilco). It was released by Canadian indie label The Beautiful Music.

Here’s what the Washington Post once said about the band:
“Everything we’ve ever read about Dot Dash plays up the group’s collective resume: Singer/guitarist Terry Banks was in St. Christopher and the Saturday People before teaming up with bassist Hunter Bennett in acclaimed indie-rock band Julie Ocean; guitarist Steve Hansgen played bass for hardcore legends Minor Threat and Government Issue, and then the mod group Modest Proposal; drummer Danny Ingram co-founded harDCore band Youth Brigade. Very impressive. But we’re more interested in the music, a retro cocktail that recalls the yearning indie-pop of Sarah Records; the ’80s neo-Byrds jangle of R.E.M., Orange Juice and other seminal college radio artists, and the tight, throbbing basslines and slashing guitars that evoke the Jam and the Clash.”

Catch them in concert at an upcoming show!

Dot Dash
Saturday, August 29
w/ The Fleshtones
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Md.
Show @8pm
$12-18
All ages

Wednesday, Sept. 16
w/ Tommy Keene
Metro Gallery
Baltimore, Md.
Show @8:30pm
$12
All ages

Thursday, Sept. 17
w/ Tommy Keene
Bowery Electric
New York City
Show @8pm
$15
All ages

Friday, Sept. 18
w/ Tommy Keene
Iota
Arlington, Va.
Show @9pm
$15
All ages