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Amalgamating bossa nova and psychedelic pop, The Galaxy Electric‘s sound is best described by the band as ‘the music of your retro-futuristic dreams.’ After meeting at a party in DC over ten years ago, Jacqueline Caruso and Augustus...

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Photo by Anna Webber Will Toledo, the frontman and visionary for rock band Car Seat Headrest, is a local guy, hailing from Leesburg, VA. After writing and releasing over 10 albums independently via Bandcamp, Toledo secured a deal with...

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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns for its seventh year this Saturday. It’s a day-long event featuring music from over two dozen folk and bluegrass acts from D.C. and beyond, all in support of non-profit Living Classrooms,...

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Kokayi

The DCMD Salon Interview: Kokayi

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kokayi‘s genre-defying music might be hard to classify, but if there’s one thing clear, it’s that his soulful offerings are undeniably infectious while also being incredibly insightful. His unmatched dexterity as a songwriter, producer and educator led him to...

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The DCMD Salon Interview: Louis Weeks

April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Louis Weeks, music isn’t just a hobby, but his livelihood also depends on it. During the day, Weeks works as a corporate composer with a company in Baltimore. Once he checks out from his full-time job, Weeks’...

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Citizen Cope is on an acoustic solo tour right now, and Friday night’s show at Lincoln Theatre presented audience members with two sets for a total of 20 songs, plus a four song encore. His...

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Yudu Gray Jr.’s recording studio, House Studio, just won a Grammy for its part on Kendrick Lamar’s game-changing album, To Pimp a Butterfly. The first microphone he ever bought for the studio is just as important...

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Photos by Luke Andahazy D.C. Music Entrepreneurs is a series where we profile local entrepreneurs who have turned their love of music into a successful full-time business. Know someone we should interview? Email us at...

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As a longtime supporter of the local theater scene, Capital Fringe is now gearing up to expand its D.C. music programming slate for 2016. “Local independent music has a rich history in D.C. I just want to connect...

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FlavorWaster

Rising Artists: Flavor Waster

November 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

Making a full-length album is no easy feat, but when you and your bandmate are thousands of miles apart, the task is even more challenging. Kevin Hilliard and Patrick Taylor, formerly of D.C. post-hardcore band Caverns,...

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Moon King

DCMD Interview: Moon King

October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Daniel Benjamin, the mastermind behind Moon King’s songwriting, sees touring as the prime time to create and test out new music. He’s had plenty of time to transport his ideas from his brain to the...

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Photos by Luke Andahazy An early four-track recorder used for Fugazi’s first demos and rare copies of the legendary D.C. music ‘zine Brand New Age are just some of the gems at the D.C. Public Library’s Punk Archive. Since the project launched...

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Women Who Rock: Maggie Cannon

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Walking through D.C., you’ll most likely pass by at least several billboards and posters for a 9:30 Club show. Behind the noteable ads is I.M.P, a powerhouse agency that books and promotes shows at the legendary venue...

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The North Country has been a huge part of D.C.’s DIY music community for a number of years. They were one of four bands to play the very first show we ever booked, and two years later, they’ll...

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Photo by Terrance Doyle Following the Netflix model, a new subscription service is offering access to unlimited shows in the D.C. area for the price of just 25 bucks a month. Jukely launched in 2013...

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JasonRing

Show Review: Doah Fest

August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was floating on a raft in the Shenandoah River–the water was a refreshing 78 degrees. The sun was shining down against a robin’s egg blue backdrop. The sound that echoed in the valley of the river came from the award-winning bluegrass...

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