Music Park: Phoenix @ The Anthem — 10/16/17

Phoenix 16 Thomas Mars fronts Phoenix at The Anthem on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In the encore of the show by Phoenix at The Anthem on Monday, frontman Thomas Mars praised Prince, telling the audience how struck he was by seeing the iconic artist in a concert in Paris when Thomas was only 8 years old.

So it’s no surprise that the latest effort by Phoenix — the sunny album Ti Amo — was in some ways inspired by Prince as much as it was by Italian dance and romance.

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Music Park: Atlas Genius @ Sixth & I — 10/16/17

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Keith Jeffery performs at EdgeFest in Dallas, Texas, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Alexa Stickler)

Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey, better known as alternative rock band Atlas Genius, put on a lively show at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Monday. Atlas Genius is currently on a US tour following the release of their new single, “63 Days,” the band’s first new music for nearly two years.

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Ticket Giveaway: Squeeze @ 9:30 Club, 11/28/17

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Legendary songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford form the backbone of Squeeze, and the gents are bringing the latest incarnation of their new wave band to 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC by joining a free raffle at Dodge City on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Don’t Miss: Atlas Genius @ Sixth and I, 10/16/17

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Atlas Genius (Photo courtesy Sixth & I)

Over the summer, Australian rockers Atlas Genius released “63 Days,” their latest single, via Caroline, and then the duo embarked on a massive American tour. That tour arrives in DC on Monday, Oct. 16 for a show at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth & I.

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Music Park: The Psychedelic Furs @ The Birchmere — 10/4/17

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The Psychedelic Furs perform at The Birchmere on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Richard Butler was a joy to behold.

With boundless energy, the frontman of The Psychedelic Furs swept the audience up in a dance for an 18-song set on the band’s Singles Tour on Wednesday at The Birchmere. He so relished the opportunity to perform live that he couldn’t stop beaming.

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Music Park: The Church @ 9:30 Club — 10/1/17

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The Church perform at 9:30 Club on Oct. 1, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Steve Kilbey was a little bit cantankerous at 9:30 Club on Sunday. He weathered numerous calls for the best-known singles by his band The Church. One enthusiastic audience member for example bellowed for “Under the Milky Way,” prompting Steve to shout, “No!” — right before playing the wonderfully forlorn hit toward the end of his main set.

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