Snapshots: X Ambassadors @ 9:30 Club — 2/19/18

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Sam Harris fronts X Ambassadors at 9:30 Club on Feb. 19, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Indie rockers X Ambassadors will release Joyful, their new studio album, this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Meanwhile, the trio are wrapping up a US tour that included a stop at 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 19. Paivi captured the band in action.

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Don’t Miss: Joywave @ U Street Music Hall, 3/3/18

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Joywave (Photo courtesy Gold Atlas)

Indie rockers Joywave released Content, their sophomore studio album, last year via Cultco Music and Hollywood Records, and the band is currently in the midst of their Thanks for Coming 2018 Tour. Joywave have a sold-out show at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, March 3.

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Music Park: Kimbra @ 9:30 Club — 1/30/18

Kimbra 29 Kimbra performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 30, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In a recent conversation with Parklife DC, Kimbra explained the delay of her new album, Primal Heart, would allow fans to spend time with individual singles and get to know them better prior to the album’s ultimate release in April.

In a very crowded show at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Kimbra’s wish appeared to come true, as she smoldered through a 15-song set that drew almost entirely from Primal Heart. Audience anticipation was very high, and Kimbra had full command of the crowd’s attention from the first song to the very last.

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Snapshots: Action Bronson @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/22/17

Action Bronson 12 Action Bronson performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 22, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Leading up to Christmas, Parklife DC was in a lot of book stores as our contributors browsed books and multimedia for Christmas gifts. Prominently displayed in many of those bookstores was the tome F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson and Rachel Wharton.

It was a further demonstration of how Action Bronson, born Arian Asllani, has turned his lust for life into a successful second career. Already well regarded for his rapping, the musician pivoted to food in the past few years, bringing to bear a contagious enthusiasm that makes him at home both on stage and in the kitchen. That enthusiasm was on full display when Action Bronson visited The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 22.

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Don’t Miss: Action Bronson @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 12/22/17

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Action Bronson (Photo by Tom Gould)

Rapper Action Bronson, perhaps better known for his VICELAND TV show about food these days, recently released Blue Chips 7000 via Atlantic Records and Vice Records. He’s launched the Blue Chips 7000 Tour, which comes to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, Dec. 22.

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Don’t Miss: The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Tour @ Warner Theatre, 11/25/17

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Tour (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)

Rocker Brian Setzer celebrated two anniversaries this year! It’s the 25th anniversary for The Brian Setzer Orchestra (BSO), whose self-titled debut album launched their beginnings with the song “Lady Luck.” And it’s also the 14th anniversary of the BSO Christmas Tour! The Orchestra brings their Christmas Tour to Warner Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 25, and remarkably there are a few tickets left.
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