Preview: Squeeze @ The Kennedy Center, 8/17/19

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Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook (Photo by Rob O’Connor)

Squeeze will perform at The Kennedy Center on Saturday, Aug. 17, as a date on The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019, when the UK legends play their extensive list of hits as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.

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Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mickey

warpaint_dm-gore Martin Gore performs with Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

The year 2017 was a good year for revisiting old friends as they returned to remind us that they truly still “got it.” In the past year, Parklife DC reviewed a great deal of musicians and bands, and the performances that really distinguished themselves often came as something of a pleasant surprise.

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Music Park: Squeeze @ 9:30 Club — 11/28/17

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“Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)” by Squeeze is a song of sweet nostalgia. It inspires memories of summer vacations and young romance, and it does so in such a brilliant and successful way that the song has become timeless since its debut in 1980.

Squeeze performed the song early in their set for a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and while welcome hits were a key part of the show, Squeeze also made it clear early they are no nostalgia act. The same clever wordsmithing, strong pop moorings, and superb musicianship that generated songs like “Pulling Mussels,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” and “Tempted” was fully on display in songs from a brand new 16th studio album, The Knowledge, in addition to being on full display during the concert.

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Don’t Miss: Wesley Stace @ 9:30 Club, 11/28/17

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Wesley Stace (Photo courtesy Yep Roc Records)

Singer-songwriter Wesley Stace will hit the road to open UK new wavers Squeeze, in support of Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding, and the show comes to 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. It’s sold out, but Parklife DC reminds you to get there early to see Wesley Stace if you’re already going!

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Ticket Giveaway: Squeeze @ 9:30 Club, 11/28/17

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Legendary songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford form the backbone of Squeeze, and the gents are bringing the latest incarnation of their new wave band to 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC by joining a free raffle at Dodge City on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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