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D.C.’s Best DJ Nights: We Fought the Big One

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is part one of an ongoing series profiling the city’s most influential and prolific DJ nights. More to come!  On a wintry Friday night in 2004, two DJs are readying themselves for their inaugural...

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Before quitting her full-time job, Laura Tsaggaris was living the American Dream. With a finance degree from William and Mary, a home in New York City and a full-time job at IBM, Tsaggaris seemed to...

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Nia Johnson understood from a very early age that music would play a big role in her life. “As a kid, I’d do finger painting and my parents enrolled me in piano. When I got to high school I...

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Perhaps the name Nigel Lyons might not ring a bell to you, but chances are you’ve probably seen at least one of his music videos.  The D.C. based filmmaker has worked with some of the city’s biggest bands, including R&B...

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Electro-pop duo Tiny Victories, comprised of Greg Walters and Cason Kelly, have been making a name for themselves over the past few years following the release of their 2012 debut EP Those of Us Still Alive. While...

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It’s January 20, 1969 and Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States. On that very same day, an English quartet played one of their first American gigs at the Wheaton Community...

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Walking into the confines of 1822 Lamont Street feels like entering a carefully preserved museum. The rooms on the first floor are donned with an assortment of artwork, photographs, painting and rare drawings. A Socialist Party banner hangs...

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Chris Moore has been an active figure in D.C.’s punk scene for well over a decade, playing drums in bands like D.O.C, Sick Fix and most-often, Coke Bust. But in addition to performing onstage, he...

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Small Venue Tour: Republic

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos by John-Paul Zajackowski DCMD welcomes its new feature, Small Venue Tour, where we take a look inside new music spaces in D.C. that you may not have been to (or know about) and share...

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D.C.’s music scene continues to thrive largely due to its openness to all ages, shows and venues. Ray Brown is one young person who’s continuing the legacy of all-age shows with his project Bethesda Youth....

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Small Venue Tour: Tree House Lounge

February 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Photos by John Paul Zajackowski DCMD welcomes its new feature, Small Venue Tour, where we take a look inside new music spaces in D.C. that you may not have been to (or know about) and...

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Since its opening in 2004, DC9 [located on 1940 9th St NW] has provided one of the most eclectic music experiences for the D.C. area. Not only has the club become successful in booking acts and...

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Chris Davidson seems like a rather average guy, until he puts on his “power helmet”, a red bicycle helmet with a record cut on top that looks a bit like a giant pair of scissors....

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Rising Artists: Tarfu

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

D.C. band Tarfu has focused on making music that is equally as distinct as it is rocking, while also cultivating an image just a special as its sound, since forming in 2008.   Take its most recent...

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When it comes to creating her signature concert flyer designs, D.C. artist Lindsay Johnson sees the medium as something bigger than just promotional material. “The way I prefer to use it is to create an atmosphere....

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Rising Artists: Dead Professional

December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

John Harouff (better known as Dead Professional) has an uncanny resemblance to new wave artists like Elvis Costello, with a tinge of Nick Lowe and even a young Morrissey. Yet, Harouff’s roots lay deep in...

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