Browsing the "Features" Category →

Pictured Above: Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival 2014. Photo by Matthew Brazier. Who says you have to travel outside the D.C. area to experience a good music festival? Here are six great events happening this spring in your own...

Read More →

By Katherine Small  Last week, thousands of people descended on Austin, Texas for the city’s annual SXSW festival. Music, films, BBQ, tacos, beer, even yoga– there’s a lot going on at SXSW, and if you’re an overworked...

Read More →
1959876_10152757268223686_1739768717635430880_n

An Introduction To of Montreal

March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name of Montreal may sound rather seismic in scope, but the truth is that the sole molecule controlling the enigmatic Athens,Georgia band has largely been control-freak frontman Kevin Barnes. Of Montreal is one of...

Read More →
The Sea Life at one of D.C.'s top DIY venues, Babe City. Photo Credit: Sam Segal

The DC Music Bucket List

February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Pictured above: DC rock band The Sea Life performs as one of DC’s rising DIY venues, Babe City. Photo Credit: Sam Segal. Recently Condé Nast Traveler listed DC as one of the best city’s in America for music...

Read More →

In the third edition of our ongoing DJ collective series, we’ll look at a group of American University students who are determined to grow their own organic assembly of musically-invested individuals. Recluse Music was started by...

Read More →

D.C. is definitely not the cheapest place to live, but luckily the city does have a good abundance of free live music. Many of those events, like Fort Reno, are only during the summer months-but...

Read More →
snowday

What To Do With Your Snow Day

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re one of the lucky ones that got a snow day today, there are a few cool things you can do to make the most out of it (besides staying at home). It’s a pretty...

Read More →

By Katherine Small Nine entrances to an abandoned streetcar tunnel are throughout Dupont Circle, stretching from N to R Streets. You’ve probably passed them several times and assumed they were ventilation shafts, or part of an...

Read More →

In the second edition of our ongoing DJ collective series, let’s explore a more homegrown group that resides in the confines of GW’s eclectic musical niche. College is one of the greatest places for youths to...

Read More →
10711128_621805057939895_2294418443585997341_n

Rising: 6 Emerging D.C. Acts To Watch

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year was one of the most exciting moments for the D.C. music scene. There wasn’t a shortage of rising acts coming from the District, with local stars like rockers Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists,...

Read More →
Picture1

Women Who Rock: Linsay Deming

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by Justin Rodgers “Basically, I’m just waiting for the baby boomers to retire.” Careful, 60-year-olds, Church Night’s youth minister Kathy Piechota wants to take your jobs. Behind the witty moniker is D.C. resident Linsay Deming, who...

Read More →

This Saturday marks the biggest show we’ve ever done-between Paperhaus’ album release, DC Public Library’s biggest fundraiser yet for their Punk Archive, and our birthday, there are many D.C. music milestones that will be celebrated. On...

Read More →

“I’ve become a worse flier as I’ve gotten older,” said Steve Kolowich, in response to my question about writing his latest album, Pattern Matching, on an airplane. “I get very anxious on planes now. I know...

Read More →

By Holly Kaplan When I arrived at what seemed to be an ordinary house on the corner of Douglas Street in Northeast D.C., I was greeted at the door by Books, the house’s feisty one-year-old...

Read More →

Photos Credit: Ryan Farber Artist collectives have been around for centuries as a way for musicians to come together and create collaborative, independent work and foster an environment that promotes imagination and invention. Musicians have taken this concept and...

Read More →

By Holly Kaplan Hidden beneath the stark facets of white marble and the political suit and ties, DC houses the undercurrent of a thriving, rebellious music counterculture. The former home of Marvin Gaye, and currently...

Read More →