Don’t Miss: New Order @ The Anthem, 8/28/18

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New Order (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

New Order will play only four North American dates in August, and the only one on the US east coast is at The Anthem! And only a handful of tickets remain for that show on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Act fast to buy yours now.

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Don’t Miss: The Fixx @ The Birchmere, 8/15/18

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The Fixx (Photo courtesy Ticketmaster)

In 1983, The Fixx released their seminal album, Reach the Beach. Frontman Cy Curnin and company toast that album in a 35th anniversary show at The Birchmere on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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Music Park: The Alarm @ City Winery — 8/8/18

TheAlarm06 Mike Peters fronts The Alarm at City Winery DC on Aug. 8. 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The National Health Service of the United Kingdom turned 70 years old in July, and Wales called upon native son Mike Peters of The Alarm to perform in a concert to honor the anniversary.

Seated directly in front of Mike in a special chair for the occasion was none other than Charles, Prince of Wales, the singer recalled in a story at City Winery in DC on Wednesday.

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Don’t Miss: New Order Night @ Dodge City, 8/9/18

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New Order (Photo by Nick Wilson)

We at Parklife DC are beyond thrilled that New Order, one of our all-time favorite bands, will perform at The Anthem later this month. So, we are hosting a night of music consisting of New Order, Joy Division, and their related bands at Dodge City on Thursday, Aug. 9.

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Music Park: Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 8/2/18

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Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins performs at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland, on Aug. 2, 2018. (Photos by Jason Nicholson and words by Mickey McCarter)

The room simply lights up whenever Tom Bailey sings “Lay Your Hands on Me,” by his former band the Thompson Twins. And the room was very bright indeed at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday during a visit by the debonair gent who returned to the area for a show of largely hopeful, romantic tunes perfect for a summery day.

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Music Park: Thomas Dolby @ The Birchmere — 7/30/18

ThomasDolby04 Thomas Dolby tells a tale at The Birchmere on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Thomas Dolby’s uncle, Stephen Spring-Rice, died in World War II as the second in command onboard a British Navy WWII submarine P48. According to family folklore, the submarine ran aground during a training mission, and all hands were lost at sea.

Inspired by the tale, Thomas wrote “One of Our Submarines,” which appeared as the B-side to his famous single “She Blinded Me With Science.” In an evening of storytelling and music at The Birchmere on Monday, however, Thomas revealed the story didn’t quite end there.

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Music Park: David Byrne @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 7/28/18

DavidByrne07 David Byrne performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 28, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

David Bryne brought the music concert of the year to Merriweather Post Pavilion recently for a second visit to the DC metro area after an appearance at The Anthem earlier in the year.

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