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.
Nicklas Stenemo of Kite at Spellbound on March 4, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Draping the intimate space within Recessions in soothing synthpop, Swedish duo Kite dropped by the weekly Spellbound party on Saturday to engross an attentive crowd with their poignant compositions.
Animal Collective (Photo by Tom Andrew)
Moogfest is the ultimate synthesizer festival, presenting daytime chats and art installations and nighttime concert performances across mutiple venues in Durham, North Carolina, Today, Moogfest revealed the bulk of its night time programming for the 2017 festival, scheduled for May 18-21. And Parklife DC is giving away a pair of general admission tickets to Moogfest 2017!
The Body performs at Black Cat on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 (Photo by Paivi).
In a sold-out benefit for Planned Parenthood Monday, Portland metal duo The Body dropped by the Black Cat backstage to entertain alongside a few experimental DC bands.
Kite (Photo by Jonas Andersson)
Swedish electronic duo Kite are returning to the United States after a successful summer debut last year, and they are performing at Spellbound, located at Recessions (1823 L St. NW, DC) on Saturday, March 4.
Solar Fake performs at Ivy City Tavern on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Sven Friedrich previously helmed musical projects Zeraphine and Dreadful Shadows. Since 2007, he’s been recording as Solar Fake. Last week, Solar Fake visited DC to open for Aesthetic Perfection at Ivy City Tavern.
Book of Love perform at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 11, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Ted Ottaviano reminded us of the wonders of his band Book of Love’s second album, Lullaby, in a very full show at U Street Music Hall on Saturday.