Don’t Miss: Moving Units (The Songs of Joy Division) @ DC9, 3/1/17

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Moving Units (Photo by Jeffrey Jacquin)

Blake Miller of Moving Units is taking his L.A. dance-punk band on the road with a very specific concept. On their current tour, Moving Units present the songs of Joy Division, and they will pay homage to the legendary post-punk Mancunians with a stop at DC9 on Wednesday, March 1.

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Music Park: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club — 2/13/17

Parquet Courts 14 Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Andrew Savage zipped into DC from Los Angeles, fresh from the Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Recording Package for his band Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Human Performance.

The artist for David Bowie’s Blackstar album took that award, but Andrew was upbeat about it. “I won,” he quipped to a large crowd at 9:30 Club on Monday. “The director of The Recording Academy told us we were all winners. That sounds pretty official to me.”

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Don’t Miss: Lol Tolhurst @ Songbyrd, 2/21, @ Little Miss Whiskey’s, 2/22

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Lol Tolhurst (Photo by Scott Witter)

Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.

The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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Music Park: Adam Ant @ Lincoln Theatre — 1/23/17

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Adam Ant takes no prisoners in a great sold-out show at the Lincoln Theatre on Jan. 23, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

With a gleam in his eye and fire in his belly, the iconic Adam Ant bounded onto the stage at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday night to shanghai us back to 1981.

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