Over the summer, Australian rockers Atlas Genius released “63 Days,” their latest single, via Caroline, and then the duo embarked on a massive American tour. That tour arrives in DC on Monday, Oct. 16 for a show at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth & I.
At one point during her show, Alison Moyet shared memories of her mother to a sold-out house at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth and I on Monday night. The British chanteuse misses her mother dearly, she intimated, but she could never escape the matron’s fierce protection of proper grammar.
“I would write her letters and send a red pen because I knew she would mark them up anyway,” Alison said with a sly smile.
Maternal perfection and remembrances combined in Alison’s lush new song “The English U” from her terrific new album Other, the release of which in June via Cooking Vinyl inspired a world tour — the North American leg of which launched in Washington, DC, on Sept. 11.
John Joseph McCauley and his alt-country band Deer Tick have launched an acoustic tour, and they are hitting the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on Thursday, March 10.
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to see the show!
In 2013, Deer Tick released their fifth album, Negativity, which was inspired by John Joseph’s personal struggles with family, divorce and drugs. The band draw inspiration from diverse sources, including blues, grunge and even glam. You see, in recent years, Deer Tick have paid tribute to the late, great Lou Reed by covering a few of his songs, like “Hangin’ Around” from the seminal album Transformer.
Watch Deer Tick perform “Hangin’ Around” in a recent acoustic session on YouTube:
This is a great opportunity to see Deer Tick in a setting sure to bolster their acoustic Americana. For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between now and noon on Wednesday, March 9. Feel free to leave any comment, but perhaps share your favorite song by Deer Tick! One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketmaster.
For the rules of this giveaway…
Comments will close on Wednesday, March 9, at noon and we will randomly select a winner. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 12 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.
Tickets will be available to the winner at the Sixth & I box office on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old.
Good luck! (And you can buy tickets online if you don’t win.)
Thomas Dolby, the English musician best known for his ubiquitous new wave hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” now lives in Baltimore.
Dolby moved there earlier this year to accept a faculty position from Johns Hopkins University as its first Homewood Professor of the Arts.
The move, undoubtedly an intellectually stimulating endeavor for Dolby, also is proving fruitful for music enthusiasts like myself as he settles into the region and continues to experiment and expand upon his musical repertoire.
The professor makes one of his first appearances as a local tonight as a guest of Amanda Palmer during her The Art of Asking Book Tour at the Sixth&I historical synagogue in DC. Palmer’s book is described as, “Part manifesto, part revelation, The Art of Asking is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.”