DJ Park: Lol Tolhurst @ Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar — 2/22/17

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Lol Tolhurst speaks at Little Miss Whiskey’s on Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Way back in 1980, when I was in a grade school, a classmate brought The Cure compilation album Boys Don’t Cry into our classroom.

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Book Talk: “Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys” by Lol Tolhurst @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/21/17

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Lol Tolhurst reads from his memoir at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 21, 2017.

Lol Tolhurst, founding member of The Cure, was chatting with Robert Smith in Hawaii in 2013 when he had an epiphany: He would write a book.

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Don’t Miss: Lol Tolhurst @ Songbyrd, 2/21, @ Little Miss Whiskey’s, 2/22

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Lol Tolhurst (Photo by Scott Witter)

Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.

The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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Snapshots: Parklife DC 10 Best Pictures of 2016

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Peter Hook performs at the Howard Theatre on Nov. 23, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

It’s been a good second year for Parklife DC, particularly as we really improved our concert photography game.

Our little blog recruited some excellent photographers, notably Paivi Salonen, who is really quite good and sticking around with us into 2017! We also had the pleasure of working with Kristie Chua, who has moved onto other endeavors.

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Snapshots: The Twilight Sad @ The SSE Arena, Wembley, London — 12/2/16

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James Graham of The Twilight Sad performs at The SSE Arena, London on Dec. 2, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

The Twilight Sad is a scottish band who according to their twitter profile “enjoy making miserable music.” They just finished a world tour supporting The Cure so making miserable music has gotten them pretty far. (Check out our Snapshots of The Cure.)

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Snapshots: The Cure @ The SSE Arena, Wembley, London — 12/2/16

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Robert Smith of The Cure performs at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Dec. 2, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

The Cure finished their world tour (this far) with three sold-out shows at the SSE Arena in London. The band have been described with words like epic, powerful and one of the best live acts on tour in 2016. Their live shows are traditionally around three hours with 30+ songs so you are bound to get most (if not all) of the hits every night.

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