Music Park: Gruff Rhys @ DC9 — 10/11/18

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Gruff Rhys performs at DC9 on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Gruff Rhys has been providing listeners with a steady stream of clever and catchy songs since the mid-’90s, first as leader of the Super Furry Animals and later as a collaborator with people like Boom Bip, Damon Albarn, Mogwai, Danger Mouse, and Simian Mobile Disco. Oh yeah, he’s also released five pretty amazing solo albums as well. Gruff brought that significant catalog to DC9 recently.

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Music Park: All Things Go Fall Classic: (Day 2) — 10/7/18

Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Day two of the All Things Go Fall Classic flowed with the same energy from the night before. The line-up was still dominated by women on Sunday, Oct. 7, leading to Carly Rae Jepsen closing out the day. But before Carly’s set, there were plenty of sets to be discovered throughout the day.

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Music Park: Khruangbin @ The Anthem — 10/3/18

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Khruangbin performs at The Anthem on Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Houston, Texas three-piece band Khruangbin was in town recently, supporting fellow Texan Leon Bridges on the Good Thing Tour. Band members Laura Lee on bass, guitarist Mark Speer, and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson, brought their soul-infused psychedelic funk to DC’s The Anthem theater for the sold-out show.

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Music Park: Black Cat 25th Anniversary Show — 9/14-9/15/18

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Ex Hex performs at Black Cat on Sept. 15, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

“If it weren’t for the Black Cat, I wouldn’t be a working musician,” said singer-songwriter Ted Leo at the indie rock club’s 25th anniversary celebrations over the weekend.

Ted’s statement reflected the sentiment of musicians and attendees alike over the two-day 25th anniversary party, which hosted 15 bands and several DJs over Friday and Saturday: Thank you, Black Cat, for being awesome. The mood among concert-goers was particularly festive in recognition that Black Cat likely will be around for a long time still despite its plans to shrink in coming months.

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Ticket Giveaway: Welles and Dead Sara @ Black Cat, 9/18/18

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Welles (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)

Welles is opening for Dead Sara at Black Cat on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The show is sold out, but Welles has given Parklife DC a pair of tickets to give away! You can win tickets to see Welles and Dead Sara with Parklife DC.

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