Don’t Miss: Careless Memories [Christmas Edition] @ Dodge City, 12/14/17

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George Michael, Bob Geldof, Sting, and Simon LeBon wish you a Merry Christmas. (Photo courtesy Band Aid)

In 1984, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure teamed up to write “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” and they recruited a bunch of pop stars to sing the song for a charity record dedicated to famine relief under the banner of Band Aid. On Thursday, we’ll celebrate the spirit of the song and play some other New Wave-supported Christmas tunes during Careless Memories: A New Wave Party at Dodge City. Get into the holiday spirit with us starting at 8pm!

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Music Park: The Purple Xperience @ Maryland Live! Center Stage — 12/7/17

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The Purple Xperience performs at Maryland Live! Center Stage on Dec. 7, 2017.

Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

Well, The Purple Xperience brought the purple rain as they bathed casino-goers in their purple sound in an impressive tribute to Prince at Maryland Live! Center Stage at the casino in Hanover, Maryland, on Thursday.

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Don’t Miss: The Purple Xperience @ Maryland Live! Center Stage, 12/7/17

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The Purple Xperience is a tribute to Prince, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The five-man band will visit Maryland Live! Center Stage to perform the songs of Prince on Thursday, Dec. 7.

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Music Park: Squeeze @ 9:30 Club — 11/28/17

Squeeze 08 Squeeze performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

“Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)” by Squeeze is a song of sweet nostalgia. It inspires memories of summer vacations and young romance, and it does so in such a brilliant and successful way that the song has become timeless since its debut in 1980.

Squeeze performed the song early in their set for a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and while welcome hits were a key part of the show, Squeeze also made it clear early they are no nostalgia act. The same clever wordsmithing, strong pop moorings, and superb musicianship that generated songs like “Pulling Mussels,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” and “Tempted” was fully on display in songs from a brand new 16th studio album, The Knowledge, in addition to being on full display during the concert.

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Music Park: Modern English @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 11/21/17

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School was in session, and Modern English arrived to show us how it’s done. The post-punk masters returned in very good form indeed with Take Me to the Trees, their self-released new album published in February, for an engrossing show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Gary Numan @ 9:30 Club, 11/9/17

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Synth pioneer Gary Numan released Savage (Songs from a Broken World), his remarkable 21st album, on Sept. 15 via BMG. The record entered the UK Album Chart at #2, making it his highest charting album since Telekon in 1980.

Gary will conduct a North American tour to accompany the album release, and he will play at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 9. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC by joining a free raffle at Dodge City on Thursday, Nov. 9 — tomorrow!

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Don’t Miss: Modern English @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 11/21/17

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Modern English (Photo courtesy Kartel Music Group)

In February, legendary post-punk rockers Modern English released Take Me to the Trees, their first album by original members of the band in 30 years. The band successfully funded the album via PledgeMusic. Now, they will perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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