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By Jordan Snowden. Photos by Shannon Finney Photography This month, go-go can be seen and heard on a theater stage instead of a concert stage. Wind Me Up, Maria! is the first musical performance of...

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Photos: Halfnoise @ DC9 11.9.16

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The scene at Halfnoise’s show at DC9 on Wednesday night, by Krystina Gabrielle.  ...

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By Jordan Snowden At the end of the hall, there’s a faint sound of a guitar repeatedly being played in an enclosed, shimmering gold room. Inside, there’s a striking yet simple display that leaves everyone nearly speechless....

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Photos: Halloween Circus @ Black Cat 10.28.16

November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Friday, D.C. musician Jonny Grave brought his gigantic Halloween Circus bash back to Black Cat’s Mainstage. There was burlesque from Cherie Sweetbottom and Danny Cavalier, music by Color Palette, Aztec Sun and Grave with...

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By Callan Tansill-Suddath Last Saturday, local music initiative Listen Local First and Georgetown University hosted Building the Music Capital, a free one-day conference focused on D.C.’s music scene. Artists, educators and activists from D.C. and beyond...

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By Callan Tansill-Suddath Georgetown University has a long, storied relationship with D.C.’s music scene. As an institution that operated one of the most prolific college radio stations at the height of the city’s punk revolution, it’s fitting that...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden To keep overhead costs low, more DIY labels are shifting toward digital-only sales and relying less on physical releases. But Better Listen Records, D.C.’s newest label, seeks to exist by doing the exact...

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Photos of Sun Club, Palm and And the Kids at Black Cat on Thursday night, by Julia Leiby.   Sun Club     Palm   And The Kids...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden Like many kids fresh out of high school, Silver Spring resident Saba Abraha had a tough time transitioning into college. She turned to music to ease her frustrations, singing for her classmates after college beer...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden/Photos by Mark Hoelscher On the 200 block of Upshur Street in Petworth is an old brick building that still bears the sign of its former owner, Gumbo Louisiana Express. Don’t be fooled, though–the Southern stew...

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Photos: Adams Morgan PorchFest 2016

October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from experiencing Adams Morgan PorchFest last Saturday. Over 30 bands performed on street corners and porches across the neighborhood, and DCMD photographer Mark Hoelscher was able to capture the festivities....

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Photos of Ava Luna, Sitcom and Klauss at Comet Ping Pong last Friday, by Julia Leiby. Klauss     Sitcom     Ava Luna...

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Photos: Glass Animals @ Echostage 9.25.16

September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photos of Glass Animals at Echostage on Sunday night, by Christina Nguyen....

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Photos of Humble Fire, Fellow Creatures and Shining Blade Theory at Black Cat on Thursday, by Mark Hoelscher. Shining Blade Theory Fellow Creatures Humble Fire...

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By Jon Amar From Chuck D’s boombox to Parliament Funkadelic’s 1,200-pound Mothership, when the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens this Saturday, it’ll house a sweeping collection of valued items from music’s most iconic figures. As part...

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By Julia Leiby Last October, Alex G, a 23-year-old wunderkind songwriter from Philadelphia, released Beach Music, his debut album on the prestigious Domino records. The record received numerous accolades from critics, including Pitchfork and SPIN....

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