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The track titles on Lost in Decay, Drop Electric’s newest album, read like the chapters of a science fiction fantasy novel: “Your Silence Will Not Protect You,” “Regal Blood,” “Rival Churches.” Each song has a heavy, thunderous weight...

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At some point we’ve been told the heroic story of Clara Barton, a dedicated humanitarian who cared for wounded soldiers during the Civil War and was also the founder of the American Red Cross. But chances...

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Touring Bands Tell Us Why They Love D.C.

May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all have our reasons why we love this city. Perhaps it’s taking in some art at the Hirshhorn or seeing a free show at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Whatever your reasons...

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Expanding upon our weekly “Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week” feature, we present a new monthly mixtape to showcase even more of our concert recommendations. From Boston’s Speedy Ortiz to Detroit veteran punk act...

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Interview by Katherine Small “I learned to play guitar just so I could play my favorite songs,” California native Danielle Vu said when asked about her musical past. Vu has been living and rocking in D.C. for...

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Broccoli City Festival Music Preview

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing hotter than a music festival that simultaneously promotes healthy lifestyle choices and urban sustainability, which is the core message of Broccoli City Festival.  What other festival will you find yoga and fitness classes? Now,...

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Photo by Matthew Brazier Are you headed to this year’s Kingman Island Festival? Excited about checking out the five different stages of awesome local music?  We are too – and even better, we’ve broken out some of our...

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A Guide To Record Store Day 2015 in D.C.

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Written by Katie Small  This Saturday marks the eighth annual celebration of Record Store Day, one of the busiest shopping days of the year for audiophiles looking to buy those coveted, and very limited, releases. Typically on...

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Pigeons & Planes recently released an article criticizing the lack of a strong music community in the D.C. area. While this issue is somewhat warranted, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t organizations working to change this stigma. One...

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Written by Katie Small In the age of the Internet, we’ve entered an era where unlimited online access to music trumps ownership. This reality is all-encompassing, affecting everyone from musicians to the labels that represent them. In...

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Pictured Above: A former staff member and Wanted Man recording a DCMD video session at Persona Non Grata! Interview by Katie Small   Tucked away behind a small plaza in Arlington, VA is Persona Non Grata,...

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Pictured Above: Lee Levingston Perine, T. Jonae Davis, Kyrisha Deschamps and Lisa Gomes.  As festival season draws near, the debate of why there are so few women and artists of color on music lineups intensifies. On a local level, D.C....

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Inside Rising D.C. Label Chimes Records

March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

With big D.C. bands like The Sea Life, Witch Coast and Young Rapids heading up its repertoire, burgeoning label Chimes Records has steadily become an influential force in the local rock scene and making a real...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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