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Sound-Off: DCMD’s Review Of New Music This Week

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Death From Above 1979 –”Trainwreck 1979″ Toronto duo Death From Above 1979 is slated to release their first album in a decade, The Physical World, the long awaited and seemingly unthinkable follow-up to 2004’s You’re...

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Adams Morgan Day: What You Need To Know

September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As any good Washingtonian knows, this city isn’t built on one identity—there are heaps of diversity sprouting through every crevice of this fair town and typically those lines are drawn on neighborhood blocks. Brick-laden shops...

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Mixtape: An Autumn Spectacular Fall Playlist

September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our biggest show/fundraiser of the year with our friends Raise Your City, An Autumn Spectacular, is happening one month from today! Four excellent D.C. bands, Typefighter, The Sea Life, Teen Mom and Lowercase Letters will perform for the first time at...

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All Things Go is hosting its inaugural music festival this year, Fall Classic, this Saturday at Union Market. The festival sets off at noon and will include eight bands performing consecutively across 10 hours. Future Islands will...

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Fall Line Fest: What You Should Know

September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ah, fall, how I love thee. Your weather is cooler, your colors are beautiful and you bring a plethora of seasonal friends back into my life. Namely, pumpkin spice lattes and grandpa sweaters Bill Cosby...

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DCMD’s 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival Picks

August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are two big reasons to get excited for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival this year, and they’re both homegrown artists. A portion of the festival’s talent is local to Raleigh, but among the artists coming in...

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Trillectro 2014: What You Need To Know

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Washington, D.C. has always had a distinctive sound.  Any fan of the District’s music can recognize its roots. From the thick, smoky remnants of ’70s funk to the ever-evolving boom of go-go, D.C. has evolved...

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D.C. isn’t always praised for its creativity—the city, filled with government acronyms and suits, can be seen as a little stodgy. However, the music scene and the bands in it are a different story. Maybe...

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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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In 2013, I could mark the highlights on my calendar based on all the album releases I anticipated (except for Beyonce’s self-titled release, because, really, who saw that coming? Best blind-side ever): the Strokes, Kurt...

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If you live in the D.C. area, you’ve most likely heard of Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns and the Shenandoah River. But what about Doah Fest? Hidden on the banks of the Shenandoah River at a...

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As D.C.’s underground art and music scenes continue to grow, the inaugural In It Together Fest will serve as a one-of-a-kind celebration for the DIY community. While the majority of the events will be art and music focused,...

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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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Women Who Rock: Nikki Smith

July 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

As a D.C. transplant, Nikki Smith was not set on just finding her place in D.C.’s music scene, but also wanted to help other female musicians who were new to the area.  This sparked the idea...

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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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The Music Of Capital Fringe Fest 2014

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fringe Fest is not just for theater lovers, but also for audiophiles too. Each year the festival curates a live music series that brings together some of D.C.’s best bands. This year’s installment will welcome acts like avant-garde...

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