Ticket Giveaway: Emancipator @ 9:30 Club, 2/3/18

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Emancipator (Photo courtesy Loci Records)

Emancipator, born Doug Appling, released Baralku, his fifth studio album, late last year via his own Loci Records, and it hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. Emancipator is touring his new album with a show at 9:30 Club *this* Saturday, Feb. 3. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Snapshots: Syd @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/10/17

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Syd performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Syd (aka Syd Tha Kid), frontwoman and producer for The Internet, released EP Always Never Home on Sept. 7 via Columbia Records. On Tuesday, she visited The Fillmore Silver Spring to play an engaging show, and Chris Castillo was there to take some pix. (By the way, Syd is at Baltimore Soundstage tonight. Go see that show!)

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Music Park: Saint Etienne @ U Street Music Hall — 9/27/17

Saint Etienne 07 Saint Etienne perform at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 27, 2017.

The lovely Sarah Cracknell took to the very crowded stage at U Street Music Hall to coo gentle reproaches and remembrances to a respectfully full house last week, rekindling our romance with the sublime UK synthpop trio Saint Etienne.

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Music Park: Little Dragon @ 9:30 Club — 8/9/17

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Yukimi Nagano fronts Little Dragon at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

Good things come in small packages.

Standing just barely 5 feet tall, the Swedish singer-songwriter Yukimi Nagano is no exception. Last Tuesday and Wednesday night, Little Dragon fans in attendance at the 9:30 Club were transported to the future, and not just the weekend. Attendees accustomed to rock and roll gigs might also argue the neon kaleidoscope-colored lighting and the mobile-like twinkling backdrop also transformed the space into that of a rave. The soulful, electro pop quartet who formed in 1996 (while still in high school) played back-to-back shows promoting their much-anticipated fifth studio album, Season High. They added an additional performance following the quick sellout of their first night.

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