Snapshots: Algiers @ Black Cat — 7/24/17

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Franklin James Fisher fronts Algiers at Black Cat on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

I have to admit that I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past two years, having last seen Algiers in DC in September 2015 to a small but enthusiastic audience.  In a Venn diagram where you have brilliant albums in one circle and commanding live shows on the other, Algiers would be that perfect middle where the power of tracks such as The Underside of Power and Animals take on a visceral intensity on stage as demonstrated on a steamy Monday night at Black Cat’s backstage.

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Snapshots: Priests @ Ottobar — 7/22/17

PriestsKatie Greer fronts Priests at Ottobar on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Just a hour’s drive (or less) from their home in DC (Singer, Katie Alice Greer even quipped that playing it was like staying over a friend’s house), Priests played a blistering set at the Ottobar in Baltimore Saturday night.

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Don’t Miss: Thurston Moore Group @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 7/23/17

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Thurston Moore Group (Photo by Phil Sharp)

Guitar virtuoso Thurston Moore released a new album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, on April 28 via Caroline International. After releasing Rock n Roll Consciousness, what choice does Thurston have but to play at the Rock and Roll Hotel? None at all, I say, and he’s there on Sunday, July 23.

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Ticket Giveaway: Retro Futura Tour @ Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, Md.), 7/30/17

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Howard Jones is headlining the Retro Futura Tour 2017. (Photo by Simon Fowler)

In recent months, Parklife DC has talked to the legendary Howard Jones and English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling, both of whom are excited about embarking on the summer Retro Futura Tour, now underway. (Read our interview with Howard here and our interview with Dave here.) The ’80s icons are heading to Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday, July 30, along with Modern English, Men Without Hats, Katrina (formerly of The Waves), and Annabella Lwin (formerly of Bow Wow Wow.) You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Don’t Miss: Priests @ Ottobar, 7/22/17

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Priests (Photo courtesy Pitch Perfect PR)

DC punk quartet Priests have hit the road through September with stops at Pitchfork Music Festival, Pickathon, Basilica Soundscape, and more! Tonight, the band are in Knoxville, Tennessee, as they make their way to Ottobar in Baltimore on Saturday, July 22.

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