Ticket Giveaway: The Feelies @ 9:30 Club, 6/22/18

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The Feelies (Photo courtesy Bar/None)

Last year, The Feelies released In Between, their sixth studio album, via Bar/None. The New Jersey jangle poppers perform songs new and old at 9:30 Club on Friday, June 22 — and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Ticket Giveaway: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club, 6/7/18

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Parquet Courts (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Parquet Courts will release their new album, Wide Awake!, on Friday, May 18, via Rough Trade. The quartet are touring to promote the new album with a show at 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 7. And you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Tokyo Police Club — 5/2/18

TokyoPoliceClub16Dave Monks fronts Tokyo Police Club at 9:30 Club on May 2, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Tokyo Police Club provided a nice counterbalance as openers to Matt and Kim for two sold-out dates at 9:30 Club last week. In comparison to hyperactive party band Matt and Kim, Dave Monks and company were positively sedate, which was actually quite good for absorbing the Canadian band’s post-punk rhythms.

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Music Park: The Soft Moon @ DC9 — 4/29/18

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Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon performs at DC9 on April 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

In his recordings, Oakland, California’s The Soft Moon, aka Luis Vasquez, sounds distant and submerged, stitching together a mosaic of murky shapes on frameless canvasses. Amidst a backdrop of ominous tones and layered guitars, the heavily treated vocal parts often seem to emerge from the vortex of sound like leaves in an updraft. It’s the kind of technique that works well in the studio, but can be difficult to present live. So as I awaited their set Sunday night at DC9, I was curious to see how it translated to the stage.

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Snapshots: Peter Hook & The Light @ Union Transfer — 4/26/18

PH&TL__DSC2235-Edit_20180426 Peter Hook commands your attention at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

It may be that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts — but in the case of great bands like Joy Division and New Order, each individual part has a distinct character that is irreplicable. Such is certainly the case with Peter Hook, storied bassist for both of those seminal bands. And although Peter fell out with his bandmates in New Order, he thankfully continues to perform their songs — songs with which he left an indelible mark on modern music — with his band The Light.

Peter Hook & The Light kicked off a North American tour at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Thursday, and our Jason Nicholson was along for the ride to shoot some pictures.

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Don’t Miss: Peter Hook & The Light @ Union Transfer, 4/26/18

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Peter Hook performs at The Howard Theatre in DC on Nov. 23, 2016. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Peter Hook, former bassist for New Order and Joy Division, is once again touring the “greatest hits” of both bands with a special tour featuring Peter Hook & The Light performing the Substance compilation albums from each. Peter Hook & The Light launch the 2018 Substance Tour on April 26 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.

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