Don’t Miss: Echo & The Bunnymen @ The Anthem, 7/25/18

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Echo & The Bunnymen (Photo courtesy the band)

Legendary neo-pscyh outfit Echo & The Bunnymen recently signed to BMG. The group will release The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, an album featuring re-recordings of 13 Bunnymen classics as well as two new songs, on Oct. 5. Meanwhile, they currently have teamed with the Violent Femmes for a 11-date summer tour that concludes at The Anthem in DC on Wednesday, July 25.

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Don’t Miss: Courtney Barnett @ The Anthem, 7/24/18

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Courtney Barnett (Photo by Pooneh Ghana)

Courtney Barnett released Tell Me How You Really Feel, her highly anticipated sophomore album, via Mom+Pop in May, and she is coming to town for a show at The Anthem on Tuesday, July 24.

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Don’t Miss: Sylvan Esso @ The Anthem, 7/26/18

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Sylvan Esso (Photo courtesy Paradigm Talent Agency)

Sylvan Esso, the electropop duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, released What Now, their second studio album in 2017, and this year the band released a new single — “PARAD(w/m)E.” Sylvan Esso soon start a summer tour, and they will perform at The Anthem on Thursday, July 26.

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Music Park: Ray LaMontagne @ The Anthem — 6/20/18

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Ray LaMontagne performs at The Anthem on June 20, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Ray LaMontagne was in DC last week to kickoff the By The People Festival. The international arts festival is a four-daylong extravaganza that brings art, music, and interactive installations to every quadrant of DC — the city’s own South by Southwest!

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Around Town: Ticketfly Down!, 5/31/18

Update June 3: Individual links to purchase tickets for shows through Ticketfly are now active, and Parklife DC will resume running previews for Ticketfly shows. The main Ticketfly website, and many of its hosted sites, remain down, however.

Concert ticket website Ticketfly.com has been experiencing intermittent problems this week, and today it is down entirely, taking out venue websites with it. This includes websites for 9:30 Club, DC9, Pearl Street Warehouse, and many other DC venues.

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Music Park: Fleet Foxes @ The Anthem — 5/18/18

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Fleet Foxes captivates at The Anthem on May 18, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Fleet Foxes made its return last year with the release and subsequent tour for Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records). The record is filled with the same self-reflective lyrics, swelling music, and gorgeous harmonies as the band’s previous two records, but it seems like a more focused record. After six years between Helplessness Blues and the new LP, it’s a refreshed welcome home for this band whose debut album turns 10 years old as of this writing.

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Music Park: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats @ The Anthem — 5/16/18

NathanielRateliff Nathaniel Rateliff performs at The Anthem on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

When Nathaniel Rateliff took the stage at The Anthem, his eyes widened as he surveyed the vastness of DC’s newest and largest music venue at The Wharf.

“I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know we were playing here when we got to DC; I never heard of The Anthem,” Nathaniel confided to the audience. “This place is huge, and I can’t believe ya’ll filled it up!” The 6,000-plus sell-out crowd responded with a roar of appreciation last week.

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