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Just over a year ago, the music world lost one of its titans. Prince, the enigmatic guitar phenom from Minneapolis, had passed away. Active since the ‘70s and a superstar virtually overnight, his departure was...

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Photos by Justin Rodgers The Flaming Lips’ enigmatic frontman led the group in two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club earlier this week, acting as a sort of ringmaster, hypeman and ridiculously talented performer all...

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Women Who Rock: Morgan Tepper

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  Bringing together the people, places and events who make up D.C.’s diverse music community are a select group of influencers who keep the scene thriving. That short list includes local producer, promoter and...

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Rising Artists: Innanet James

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

D.C.’s hip hop scene is more diverse than it has ever been, cultivating a new wave of emcees who bring to the table a wide variety of styles and influences. There isn’t a distinct ‘sound’ that defines...

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Some of the best D.C. rock records to come out of the gate in recent years all have one thing in common–they were produced at a studio in Virginia called The Lighthouse. You name it, and D.C. native and...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen and Terrance Doyle I spent most of my late teen years going to Vans Warped Tour. For me, summers often revolved around looking forward to whatever pop-punk bands would be headlining...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf When I walked into the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night, a small and subdued crowd watched Teen Suicide as they belted out their brand of indie/emo rock. While the room was fairly...

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What started out as a creative outlet for D.C. resident Gaje Jones soon turned into a movement.  Four years ago, Jones began hosting events in his living room as a way to bring together some...

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In honor of March being Women’s History Month, DCMD will profile some of the badass women who make up the city’s music scene. Know of anyone we should feature? Holler at us at info@dcmusicdownload.com, subject...

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Review: Kid Cudi @ Echostage 2.11.16

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

I walked toward Echostage last Thursday unsure what to expect of Kid Cudi’s show. I’d been dying to see him ever since “Day ‘N’ Nite” dropped and when he appeared on Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak, his...

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Dreaming of festival season? Just before it starts, a new D.C. music festival called Breakin’ Even Fest will make its way to the city this spring. Organized by Bryan Flowers and Steven Rovery of Virginia rock group American Television,...

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As the cost of living continues to rise, it seems tougher by the day to make ends meet in D.C. Despite this, many musicians are finding unique ways to juggle their day jobs with their...

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The ongoing debate surrounding refugees has snowballed into a hot-button topic these last few weeks, prompting many people to voice their frustrations via social media. But D.C. musician Sara Curtin chose a different route to express herself by writing a thought-provoking new song...

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This past Tuesday, Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) and New Politics took over Echostage for a night of rock and breakdancing. The show started off pretty quietly with LoLo and The Griswolds, but the vibe quickly...

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Photo by Miranda Hontz Typically a house serves as nothing more than a place to live, but in very rare cases, it can become a special place that holds a much greater importance. Paperhaus is one of those places, the esteemed D.C. house...

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D.C. Music Entrepreneurs is a new series on DCMD where we profile business owners who’ve turned their passion for music into something more. If you know of any awesome entrepreneurs we should profile, email us at info@dcmusicdownload.com....

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