Music Park: Pete Yorn @ Howard Theatre — 9/26/18

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Pete Yorn performs at the Howard Theatre on Sept. 26, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

From the moment he walked out into the darkened stage and the lights slowly came up, Pete Yorn had the audience in the palm of his hand. With just a guitar, harmonica, his distinctive voice, and two dozen songs, Pete delivered a satisfying and heartfelt show at the Howard Theatre recently.

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Don’t Miss: Nicole Atkins @ Wolf Trap, 8/18/18

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Nicole Atkins (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)

Nicole Atkins released Goodnight Rhonda Lee, her fourth full-length album, via Single Lock Records last year. She’s been touring a lot, and next she comes to Wolf Trap on Saturday, Aug. 18, to open The Avett Brothers. The show is sold out, but arrive early to catch Nicole if you’re going!

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Music Park: Retro Futura Tour (Part 1 of 2) w/ Limahl, Tony Lewis, Modern English @ Bergen Performing Arts Center — 7/14/18

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The Retro Futura Tour regularly brings together popular artists from the ‘80s for a circuit through the United States, although it has skipped the DC area in recent years. Nevertheless, the tour got off to a great start last week and then visited Englewood, New Jersey, for a performance at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on Saturday with a terrific roster of talented folks — Limahl, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Modern English, Belinda Carlisle, and ABC starring Martin Fry.

Parklife DC was there for the concert, and below we share our reflections on Limahl, Tony Lewis, and Modern English. Check back tomorrow for our review of Belinda Carlisle and ABC.

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Snapshots: Gaslight Anthem @ 9:30 Club — 5/27/18

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The Gaslight Anthem perform at 9:30 Club on May 27, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

The Gaslight Anthem is going all out in celebration of the 10th anniversary their seminal album, The ’59 Sound. The gents will release The ’59 Sound sessions, a companion to their classic album with nine rare unreleased songs and a 60-page booklet on June 15 via via SideOneDummy Records on June 15.

Along the way, the Gaslight Anthem are performing shows in celebration of the album as well, including two sold-out nights at 9:30 Club. Paivi was there to shoot the first of the two on Sunday, May 27.

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Music Park: The Front Bottoms @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/23/18

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The Front Bottoms perform at Baltimore Soundstage on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

The Front Bottoms returned to the area performing a two-part set that included three of their releases played in their entirety. When I arrived at Baltimore Soundstage this past Wednesday for The Front Bottoms show, the line was wrapped around the building.  Fans formed a line at least three hours before doors so they would be front and center for this performance!  There is no denying that The Front Bottoms have a solid fanbase.

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