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Walking into the confines of 1822 Lamont Street feels like entering a carefully preserved museum. The rooms on the first floor are donned with an assortment of artwork, photographs, painting and rare drawings. A Socialist Party banner hangs...

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A Guide To Record Store Day In D.C.

April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo by Matthew Brazier Record Store Day (a.k.a. Easter Eve, this year) is imminent. This Saturday, make sure to check out your local record stores for some great deals, purchases and performances. To help you...

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Although Tenleytown is home to the annual Fort Reno concert series, the small D.C. neighborhood wasn’t generally viewed for its burgeoning music scene. That’s all changed in just a span of a couple years, thanks...

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Chris Moore has been an active figure in D.C.’s punk scene for well over a decade, playing drums in bands like D.O.C, Sick Fix and most-often, Coke Bust. But in addition to performing onstage, he...

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For a new band, D.C.’s The Raised By Wolves has already racked up a pretty impressive list of achievements. Dusty Durston and Ben Eskin released a respectable album in July 2013 called Sadie Hawkins before performing in front of...

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This week was a busy time for us here at DCMD. With a steady stream of new music coming out of the floodgates, there might have been some great tunes that you missed out on....

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The Best Open Mics In D.C.

March 26, 2014 | 1 Comments

DC Music Download features articles on shows, albums and well-known D.C. artists regularly, but all those pieces are missing one thing—YOU. The District has plenty of talented people and plenty of open mic nights where...

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Small Venue Tour: Republic

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos by John-Paul Zajackowski DCMD welcomes its new feature, Small Venue Tour, where we take a look inside new music spaces in D.C. that you may not have been to (or know about) and share...

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There are the standard late night places like Ben’s Chili Bowl or &pizza that usually don’t disappoint, but with so many tasty options available in D.C. it’s essential to expand outside your comfort zone and...

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D.C.’s music scene continues to thrive largely due to its openness to all ages, shows and venues. Ray Brown is one young person who’s continuing the legacy of all-age shows with his project Bethesda Youth....

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Photo Credit: Vivian Martinez DCMD welcomes a new feature called Women Who Rock, where we profile influential women in the music industry who are raising the bar and setting the standard.  Booking maven Sasha Lord stands out from...

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D.C. music is coming together not under a brick-and-mortar roof but under a new iPhone app. Musx is the brainchild of local entrepreneurs John Reardon and Eddie Sniezek, who are creatively seeking to bring the...

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Small Venue Tour: Tree House Lounge

February 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Photos by John Paul Zajackowski DCMD welcomes its new feature, Small Venue Tour, where we take a look inside new music spaces in D.C. that you may not have been to (or know about) and...

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Back in 2012 D.C. Music Download rounded up its best picks to enjoy live music and brunch, and the list became so popular that we decided to revisit it again with an updated selection of places. In...

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Roll Call: Favorite Breakup Songs From The ’90s

February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, we introduce Roll Call, a new feature where the DCMD staff shares their rants and raves on any given topic related to music. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re tapping into our nostalgia for...

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Roll Call: Favorite Love Songs From The ’90s

February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, we introduce Roll Call, a new feature where the DCMD staff shares their rants and raves on any given topic related to music. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re tapping into our nostalgia...

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