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Photo by James Smolka Long before D.C.’s own Mary Timony played in Ex Hex and Wild Flag, she was the vocalist and guitarist for Helium in the ‘90s. Over the course of their six year...

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In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the Soulquarians were the vanguards of the music industry, producing several well-received albums that are considered to be some of the most ingenious records ever made. The collective included...

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Dreamcast is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from D.C. who makes cerebral, soulful grooves that feel nostalgic yet refreshingly contemporary. Following the release of his single “Liquid Deep,” off of the seven-inch record of the same name,...

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It was just a couple months ago that Mogwai was last in D.C. playing a show at Sixth & I, but the Scottish post-rock band has announced that they’ll be back in town sooner than...

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After throwing its kickoff party last Thursday, Funk Parade has announced its initial lineup of performers for this year’s festival. D.C. go-go legends Backyard Band (who recently performed at SXSW), funk pioneers Sun Ra Arkestra...

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Last month, Maryland native and accomplished emcee Oddisee released his fantastic new album, The Iceberg. The record couldn’t have been released at a more perfect time, as it wholly captures the current feelings, anxiety and...

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Photo by  Irene Yoon for DCMD Rejoice GoldLink fans: the Virginia emcee has announced plans to release a new album next Friday, titled At What Cost. The record will be his first major label debut...

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A local music festival we always look forward to each spring is Funk Parade, a free community celebration featuring D.C.’s funkiest musicians. For one day, U Street virtually shuts down to make room for the many concert stages, demonstrations,...

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Photo by Rodrigo Villordo There’s a lot of movement happening in D.C.’s hip hop scene right now, but that progress isn’t always recognized outside the area. Looking to spotlight the city’s best emcees to a wider audience, two...

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The Kennedy Center‘s Millennium Stage is without a doubt one of the best spots to see live music in D.C. It’s also the only place in the city (and in the entire U.S.) where you can see...

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My Morning Jacket will hit the road once again this summer. This morning the band announced their North American tour, which will make its way to Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 14. Gary...

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D.C. will be well represented at South by Southwest this year, as dozens of local musicians will make their way to Austin for the big event. Part of that large presence is due to the...

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The Kennedy Center plans to expand its music programming by bringing on board its first director of hip hop culture and contemporary music. When Simone Eccleston assumes her new role on March 13, she will spearhead new...

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Nearly one year since releasing their excellent self-titled debut EP, D.C. post-punk trio Flasher is back with new music. Today the band premiered their catchy single, “Winnie,” off their forthcoming seven-inch record that’ll drop on...

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alt-J has announced a world tour to support their forthcoming album, Relaxer, which comes out on June 9 via Canvasback Music. The band will make their way to Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion shortly after...

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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival has announced its gigantic music lineup for this year’s show, which features nearly 40 regional bluegrass, folk and Americana acts. Virginia folk group Frank Solvian & Dirty Kitchen, North...

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