Music Park: Bruno Major @ U Street Music Hall — 6/5/18

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Bruno Major performs at U Street Music Hall on June 5, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Bruno M was in town this week! That’s right Bruno Major, the crooner from across the pond, graced the U Street Music Hall stage Tuesday night. Hold on… who did you think I was writing about?

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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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Don’t Miss: Bruno Major @ U Street Music Hall, 6/5/18

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Bruno Major (Photo by Bjorn Franklin)

Bruno Major recently released a new video for his song “Home.” The video takes Bruno back in time through his debut solo North American tour, which saw him sell out 16 dates throughout last winter. He’s coming back for the second leg of that tour with a DC date on Tuesday, June 5, at U Street Music Hall.

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Around Town: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

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The Funk Parade March, free and open to the public, rolls down U Street NW, DC, on May 6, 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s Note: Funk Parade recent introduced a general festival wristband, providing priority entry into select evening music venues during its showcase on May 12. Funk Parade also will host its first-ever Featured Showcase at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring Ari Lennox, Mannywellz, and more.

Buy the General Music Fest Wristband online here, and buy your tickets to the Lincoln Theatre Showcase online here.

For other details, Parklife DC presents the full text of a press release issued by Funk Parade on Thursday below.

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Music Park: Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Street Music Hall — 3/27/18

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Albert Hammond Jr. performs at U Street Music Hall on March 27, 2018. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

The sentiment in ZZ Top‘s 1983 hit is just as applicable today in 2018 as it was 35 years ago: “‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.” 

District ladies (and many a gentleman) know a thing or two about fashion and one fan in particular wasn’t shy about applauding the lead singer’s tailored, red three-piece ensemble. “Mr. Hammond — nice suit!”

Albert Hammond Jr. quickly responded: “In fact, it is!” The audience later learned, after witnessing the musician engage in nearly 40 minutes of  of onstage cardio in that recent performance at U Street Music Hall, “Wool does not sweat well.”

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Don’t Miss: Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Street Music Hall, 3/27/18

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Albert Hammond Jr. (Photo courtesy Red Bull Records)

On Friday, Albert Hammond Jr. released his fourth solo album, Francis Trouble, via Red Bull Records. Albert kicks off a tour this week at SXSW and later performs in DC at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, March 27.

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