Snapshots: Social Distortion @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/29/18

SocialDistortion-38 Social Distortion performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Punk rockers Social Distortion are working on a new album intended for release in 2019. The lack of new material didn’t keep the band from hitting the road this year, however, and they totally rocked The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29.

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Snapshots: Slaves @ DC9 — 9/30/18

Slaves @ DC9, Washington DC, 09/30/2018
Slaves perform at DC9 on Sept. 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

UK duo Slaves released their third album, Acts of Fear and Love, in August through AMF/Virgin EMI. The punk rockers performed at DC9 recently.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Damned @ Black Cat, 10/20/18

The Damned (Photo by Steve Gullick)

The Damned, “the greatest surviving British punk band,” have a hot new album, Evil Spirits, and they are coming to perform at the Black Cat on Saturday, Oct. 20. You can win a meet and greet with The Damned, along with tickets to the show, with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Dream Wife @ DC9 — 9/27/18

Dream Wife @ DC9, Washington DC, 09/27/2018 Rakel Mjöll fronts Dream Wife at DC9 on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; words by Mickey McCarter)

Dream Wife bounded into DC9 from London recently, raucously carrying a banner of self-determination for women in earshot upon their slim shoulders. And although a malfunctioning Midas M32 digital mixer threatened to derail their show, frontwoman Rakel Mjöll declared, “Curse be gone” to the “ghost in the system,” and spirited rock ’n’ roll followed with few if any glitches.

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Interview: Monty Oxymoron (of The Damned @ Black Cat, 10/20/18)

The Damned (Photo by Steve Gullick)

In 1976, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible formed The Damned, the innovative post-punk band that has rocked England now for decades. The Damned released Evil Spirits, their 11th studio album, in April via Search and Destroy and Spinefarm. The record was a smash, hitting #7 on the UK Albums chart and catapulting the always vital band back into the public eye.

While Dave and Captain Sensible have worked with a number of musicians over the years, Monty Oxymoron has been the keyboardist for The Damned since 1996, recording on their last three albums and touring globally with the band. And he will play with The Damned again in DC at Black Cat on Saturday, Oct. 20. Parklife DC chatted with Monty about the new album, his history with The Damned, and what makes the band so unique and well loved for more than 40 years.

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Snapshots: Fear @ Baltimore Soundstage — 9/20/18

Lee Ving fronts Fear at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Celebrating 40 years, hardcore punks Fear visited Baltimore Soundstage to rock irreverently in your face. Jason Nicholson got their faces on film.

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