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On the Road With: Bad Moves

May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photos by Emma Cleveland, David Combs, Sandy Fulton, Helen Messenger, Katie Park and Daoud Tyler-Ameen Welcome to the first installment of our brand new series, On the Road With, where some of our favorite bands...

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Before it closed in March for a three-year renovation project, the MLK Library held one of the largest local music archives in the city. Thousands of vinyl records, sheet music, a state-of-the-art recording studio, instruments, and...

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Producers to Know: HYMN

May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer is right around the corner, and HYMN is a must have in your playlist. The producer hailing from Fort Washington, MD arranges soulfully mellow symphonies that serve as the perfect score to the season’s...

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Pictured Above: D.C. artist Ramtin Arablouei composing music for an upcoming show. Photo courtesy of NPR; Credit: Alexandra Lee NPR is widely known for its dynamic storytelling and podcasts. Composers work to create a memorable soundtrack for each narrative,...

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked a few of our favorite D.C. musicians to share the best piece of life advice they’ve received from their moms.   Airøspace My mother taught me to question...

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In the middle of Wilson Blvd.’s cluster of shops and bars in Clarendon sits IOTA Club, a music venue that has served the local scene for over 20 years. It’s become one of the most popular spots for...

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Pictured above: Priests are the masterminds behind independent label Sister Polygon Records. Photo by Krystina Gabrielle National attention to D.C.’s rock scene has intensified in recent years, with local acts like Snail Mail, Priests and Flasher...

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The sheer diversity of D.C.’s music scene is reflected in the number of homegrown festivals that exist in the city. There’s practically a festival for every type of musical genre, but there was one particular...

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Producers To Know: Black Moses

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Perhaps you are familiar with the musical stylings of local artists Jelani Kwesi, NAPPYNAPPA, or Mak11. While their sonic visions range from lo-fi to glittering, the thread that weaves them together is producer Black Moses and his...

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Just before Northeast DIY space Union Arts permanently closed, an all-day summit was held inside the venue. Musicians, music entrepreneurs and local music fans spent the afternoon discussing some of the pressing issues affecting the scene–the lack of...

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Photo by Stefan Merriweather Inside the old First Church of Christ Scientist building in Adams Morgan, construction is nearing completion in transforming the previous house of worship into the forthcoming LINE Hotel. Slowly but surely, the...

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This Saturday, expect to see long lines and big crowds at music shops across town for Record Store Day. It’s become a semi-annual tradition where local vinyl lovers can get their hands on rare, exclusive releases while also supporting...

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Pictured above: Columbia Diminuendo string quartet, photo courtesy of Ryan and Hays Holladay What would life be like if our basic human rights and freedoms were suddenly stripped away? For D.C. natives and brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay,...

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A house party atmosphere with a nightclub feel–there aren’t many events in town that offer a vibe like it, but a new music series promises to bring just that. LEVITATE is the brainchild of local DJ and producer TKS (the...

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Since its inception, D.C.’s Damaged City Fest has served to showcase some of the finest hardcore acts in the scene, pulling talent from the city itself as well as bands from all around the world....

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Aside from being prolific artists in their own right, D.C. residents Jamal Gray and St.Clair Castro are also one facet of CMVPTR CLVB, a collective of musicians, visual artists, spiritualists and futurists behind the ambitious performance piece CTRL...

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