Music Park: 311 @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/25/17

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311 performs at Usana Amphitheater in West Valley City, Utah, on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Bard Barlow)

311 finished up their second show in as many nights at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on Tuesday, July 25, proving the band are still going strong after nearly 30 years!

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Don’t Miss: Ricky Martin @ MGM National Harbor, 5/5-5/6/17

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Ricky Martin at a press conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016. (Photo by Denise Truscello)

Last fall, Latin superstar Ricky Martin announced a residency, “Ricky Martin ALL IN,” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, and MGM Resorts International, owner and operator of Monte Carlo, also booked him for two dates at our own MGM National Harbor on May 5 and 6. You can still buy tickets to see Ricky Martin in The Theater at MGM National Harbor this Friday or Saturday!

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Music Park: Colin Hay @ The Birchmere — 3/13/17

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Colin Hay performs at The Birchmere on March 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.

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Don’t Miss: Retro Futura Tour @ Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, Md.), 7/30/17

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Today is a presale for the touring ’80s festival known as the Retro Futura Tour, which stops at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on Sunday, July 30. DC folks may remember it as The Regeneration Tour, but it has been reshaped and rebranded since its visits to Wolf Trap a few years back!

Visit Live Nation and use the presale code MAGIC until 10pm today to get advance tickets to see the 2017 tour with Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Katrina (formerly of Katrina and the Waves), and Annabella Lwin (formerly of Bow Wow Wow, standing in for Paul Young on July 30). Tickets become available to the public on Friday.

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Interview: Dave Wakeling of The English Beat

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Dave Wakeling of The English Beat performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)

Last week, The English beat performed to a very crowded house at 9:30 Club, and Parklife DC caught the show. (Read our review!) Prior to the show, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Wakeling, the brains behind the band, for a lengthy chat. Born in Birmingham, England, Dave started The Beat there (and took it to the United States where it became known as The English Beat.) Roughly 30 years ago, he migrated to the United States and now resides in Southern California.

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Music Park: English Beat @ 9:30 Club — 3/1/17

English Beat-030217-05 English Beat perform at 9:30 Club on March 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)

Dave Wakeling arrived in DC Wednesday in good spirits. With a mischievous grin and a boisterous attitude, Dave and his band in The English Beat appeared at 9:30 Club to enthrall a very full house with Dave’s time-tested ska, reggae, and new wave hits, which had the whole room skanking.

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