Interview: David Nicholas of Spectrums (@ We Fought the Big One — 11/3/17)

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What if guitarist Steve Kilbey of The Church decided his life wouldn’t be complete until he formed a band with Robin Guthrie?

“Robin, I’ve long admired your work and would love to play with you,” I imagine Steve saying. “There’s just one catch,” he would quickly stipulate. “No vocals. Oh, and let’s dial back on the reverb – we don’t need it.” At this point, I imagine Robin enthusiastically agreeing, with the talented Cocteau Twins guitarist pointing out he’s always wanted to demonstrate what he’s capable of without his armada of effects pedals.

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Don’t Miss: Warpaint (Opening for Depeche Mode) @ Capital One Arena, 9/7/17

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Warpaint (Photo courtesy Beggars Group)

Last year, Warpaint released Heads Up, their third studio album, and the shoegazing quartet took their album on the road in a successful tour that hit 9:30 Club. This year, ladies from Los Angeles return to DC as the opening act for Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) one week from today on Thursday, Sept. 7. If you’re going to see Depeche Mode, get there early to catch Warpaint!

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Ticket Giveaway: The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ 9:30 Club, 9/8/17

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

In February, The Brian Jonestown Massacre released its 16th album, Don’t Get Lost, only four months after their 15th album! So it would be an understatement to say it’s been a busy time for Anton Newcombe and company. The band are keeping up the pace with a tour that crashes into 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 8. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Honest Haloway @ 9:30 Club, 7/28/17

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Honest Haloway (Photo courtesy 9:30 Club)

A local band showcase at 9:30 Club is a rare delight — but DC quintet Honest Haloway will headline four local groups on Friday, July 28. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Frightened Rabbit @ 9:30 Club, 5/31/17

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Rocking Scots Frightened Rabbit are coming around for a handful of US headlining shows in the wake of the release of their fifth studio album Painting of a Panic Attack about a year ago on Atlantic Records. The band perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 31, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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