Don’t Miss: Loi Loi @ DC9, 2/28/18

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Kristie Di Lascio fronts Loi Loi at Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

DC synthpop trio Loi Loi will open Jenny and the Mexicats at DC9 on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Make sure to catch this terrific line-up for a night of great pop music with songs in English and Spanish!

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Don’t Miss: Liberation Dance Party @ DC9, 2/9 + 2/23/18

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Last month, I reviewed a terrific live show by The Wombats at 9:30 Club. The show sold out in a heartbeat, the band were enthused, the audience went nuts—it was a good time.

But I wouldn’t even know who The Wombats were if I hadn’t first heard them at Liberation Dance Party at DC9.

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Music Park: YACHT @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/19/18

Yacht 05Claire Evans fronts Yacht at Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Around nearly midnight, Claire Evans called out from the stage at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday: “How much time is left?” she asked.

“Five minutes!” the audience responded, informing Claire that the federal government would shut down any time now.

“It’s like fucked-up New Year’s!” Claire quipped to everyone, turning to her bandmates in Yacht on stage behind her. “Let’s enjoy the last five minutes of social services we have left.”

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Music Park: Courtship @ 9:30 Club — 1/8/18

Courtship01 Courtship perform at 9:30 Club on Jan. 8, 2018.

Micah Gordon of Courtship was excited to open The Wombats at 9:30 Club recently, telling the audience that they’ve been a favorite band of his since he was in eighth grade, when he would hide in his basement at home to listen to them.

So it was certainly the fulfillment of a dream for Los Angeles electropop duo Courtship (often stylized as “courtship.”) to perform in the sold-out show on Monday, Jan. 8, the first stop on a North American tour for The Wombats.

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Ticket Giveaway: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) @ 9:30 Club, 3/6/18

Orchestral-Manoeuvres-In-The-Dark OMD (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, aka OMD, are one of the best modern English bands to emerge from the UK new wave scene, and I would go so far as to say one of the best bands ever anywhere period. OMD play at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, March 6, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC by joining us at Dodge City on Thursday, Jan. 11.

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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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