Music Park: Chris Isaak @ The Birchmere — 8/27/18

Chris Isaak performing at the Birchmere August 27, 2018

Chris Isaak performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Chris Isaak’s fans are in love with him, and he loved them right back at The Birchmere on Monday!

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Ticket Giveaway: The Growlers @ 9:30 Club, 9/23/18

The Growlers
The Growlers (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

The Growlers released Casual Acquaintances, their most recent studio album, via Beach Goth Records on July 27. They are performing at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Ticket Giveaway: FIDLAR @ 9:30 Club, 9/18/18

fidlar FIDLAR (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

California skate punks Fidlar are back with new singles! In January, the band released a cover of Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” and followed that up in April with “Alcohol.” Last month, they released the cheeky “Mason Ho’s Dream Wave.” Zac Carper and friends are ready to party at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and you can be there by winning tickets with Parklife DC.

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Snapshots: Religious Figures @ Black Cat — 4/4/18

Priests Black Cat 09 Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at Black Cat on April 4, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

What’s a band to do when their friends Ought are in town from Montreal? Why perform with them of course. But if you are DC’s own Priests, you may not want to steal any thunder, so you might perform under a pseudonym.

So Priests performed incognito as “Religious Figures,” opening Ought at Black Cat on Wednesday. (See our Parklife DC review of Ought!)

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Snapshots: High Waisted @ DC9 — 3/3/18

highwaistedDC9_18-5 Jessica Louise Dye (right) fronts High Waisted at DC9 on Saturday. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

New York surf rockers High Waisted visited DC9 on Saturday, surprising concert-goers like me with a new line-up! Apparently, the new band made its first public performances only recently, and Jessica Louise Dye (vocals/guitar), Jono Bernstein (drums), Andrea Scanniello (bass), and Megan Talay (guitar) dropped by DC to rock in one of the reconfigured band’s first performances!

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Music Park: Priests @ 9:30 Club — 12/1/17

Priests 930 Club 06 Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at 9:30 Club on Dec. 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

From the opening moments of “Appropriate” by Priests at 9:30 Club on Friday, the very full house could tell this was a different sort of Priests show.

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