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Photo Credit: Julia Leiby Roughly a year since the release of Personal Life, a “lean and raw sounding” foray into an internal world not shown, Maryland’s own Two Inch Astronaut has returned with a brighter,...

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Photos by Dylan Singleton for D.C. Music Download Near Northeast named themselves after the greater H Street Corridor neighborhood–a place, they say, that represents the rapidly changing dynamic of Washington. Between rooted community establishments and...

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Photo by Stefan Merriweather Inside the old First Church of Christ Scientist building in Adams Morgan, construction is nearing completion in transforming the previous house of worship into the forthcoming LINE Hotel. Slowly but surely, the...

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Aside from being prolific artists in their own right, D.C. residents Jamal Gray and St.Clair Castro are also one facet of CMVPTR CLVB, a collective of musicians, visual artists, spiritualists and futurists behind the ambitious performance piece CTRL...

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A weeknight two-band bill at the Rock and Roll Hotel this past Monday hosted an electric, if not diverse pairing of performers, characterized by strong personas and vintage aesthetics. Australia’s own (and former Tame Impala...

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Photos by Julia Leiby It’s a difficult task to tread the performative line between raw and rough in the context of alternative rock. Everyone enjoys a level of aesthetically-unprofessional grit behind an electric guitar, but...

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“Gotta get free, from people around me; then maybe I won’t be as lonely.” A feeling of dissociation permeates the lyrical and instrumental elements of June Gloom’s most recent effort, Fake Problems. Released with the...

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There’s a certain catharsis I go through every time I see Pinegrove perform. It’s the product of a synthesis of themes in their music (new friends; old friends; a certain wistful ethos bore from growing...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf  Mitski’s last D.C. performance in November was part of an extensive touring schedule supporting the release of Bury Me at Makeout Creek, a seminal, dark introspection into relationships and a burgeoning...

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The densely-packed weeknight crowd at DC9 last Tuesday was a microcosm of the ideals punk should embody, between the diversity of the audience and the dedication of all present to creating a safe but enjoyable...

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Hippo Campus’s performance at Rock and Roll Hotel last Friday was marked by certain hills and valleys, in terms of the quality of both their cohesiveness as a group as well as their interactions with...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle It is an admirable feat to sell out Black Cat’s Mainstage, but to do so in the absence of new music for nearly three years is an accomplishment unto itself. This...

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Photos by Jen Meller No band is an island, and for no group in D.C. is this more true than CrushnPain, the product of a collaboration from Austin Gallas, Benjamin Schurr, and Erik Sleight. While their...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen Ontario’s Tokyo Police Club recently hit the road to support their most recent EP, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part 1, an infectiously-catchy five-track release reminiscent of the group’s earlier...

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The rollout of Fellow Creatures’ first LP has been a long time coming, spanning nearly three years following the dissolution of member Sam McCormally’s previous outfit Ugly Purple Sweater. Between the occasional single surfacing on Bandcamp...

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D.C.’s Fellow Creatures is a self-described “swamp zombie dance party” band, a vibe that might be difficult to discern from a cursory listen save for that fact that you might wanna get down after a few...

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