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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dead Professional-“Hold Back”  The fifth and final track on Dead Professional’s new EP Hard Hard Hard, “Hold Back,” is deeply steeped in the American tradition of alt-country tinged with soft blues rock; the kind which Bruce Springsteen’s...

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When I first moved to D.C., an Anglican priest from the area told me there was “Washington” and then there was “the District.” He meant there was a stark divide between Washington’s image as a...

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D.C. has a very active music scene, and it’s common for many musicians to take on several projects at once. You could go to a house show and see a brand new name on a bill, only...

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D.C. is a great city for any band to get its start. There’s a supportive music community here that helps artists climb the ladder from playing house shows to sold out venues, allowing them to...

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Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, November 11-Furniteur, Warm Sun, Del Venicci, and DJ Kid Congo Powers @ Comet Ping Pong. Show 9pm/Tickets $12 DOS only Comet Ping Pong and Sasha Lord will host a couple of D.C.’s best new acts...

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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Assuming many people will likely make comparisons to Nots vocalist Natalie Hoffman sounding quite a bit like Bikini Kill/Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, I’m not going to. Instead, I’ll focus on the Memphis four-piece’s second...

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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

On “Part of Your Scene,” Maryland’s masterful Two Inch Astronaut once again proves their sound is by no means vertically challenged. The song sounds at parts both pretty and poppy, but then suddenly turns into an...

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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

British garage rockers The Wave Pictures have been steadily releasing albums and EP’s since 1998. “Pea Green Coat” is a cut from the London trio’s newest record, Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon which is set...

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Procession, the new EP from D.C. trio Motion Lines, is aptly titled. It kicks off with the gorgeous dream-pop of “Ashling” and “The Yearbook,” proceeding into the heavier, moodier territory of “Howl” and “Lamentations,” and...

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D.C.’s Best DJ Nights: We Fought the Big One

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is part one of an ongoing series profiling the city’s most influential and prolific DJ nights. More to come!  On a wintry Friday night in 2004, two DJs are readying themselves for their inaugural...

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Sound-Off: Top 5 Songs You Should Know This Week

October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Copenhagen’s Ice Age could have kept on making the same apocalyptic post-punk of their first two brilliant records and no one would likely complain. But Ice Age doesn’t live in the past, and their new LP,...

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Earlier this summer, D.C. experienced its first In It Together Fest, which was a four-day celebration that shined a spotlight on the city’s burgeoning music scene. The event was an overall success, and now another new music festival, called Magnificent Intentions,...

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One of the D.C. music scene’s top supporters is WRGW District Radio, George Washington University’s student-run station. Currently there are 225 members who are involved with the station’s efforts. WRGW District Radio broadcasts every day from the Steven...

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At only eighteen, SOAK, the stage name of Londonderry Ireland’s Bridie Monds-Watson, has accomplished more than most of her dole-dwelling compatriots will in an entire lifetime. She recently signed to London’s Rough Trade Records and...

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Continuing our fall playlist series is R&B outfit Lowercase Letters, who’s set to release a debut album next month via House Studio‘s brand new label. The band has gotten a significant amount of buzz recently...

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Your Ultimate Fall Playlist: Teen Mom Edition

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In advance of An Autumn Spectacular coming to Howard Theatre this Saturday, we’ve asked a few of our trust music friends to come up with their ultimate fall playlist. First up is Chris Kelly, vocalist and guitarist for...

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