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D.C. punk rockers Hemlines at MLK Library/Jinwoo Chong for DCMD Off the top of my head, I can’t really think of any place in the city that reps D.C. music as hard as the DC Public Library. Just about...

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By Jon Amar From Chuck D’s boombox to Parliament Funkadelic’s 1,200-pound Mothership, when the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens this Saturday, it’ll house a sweeping collection of valued items from music’s most iconic figures. As part...

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There are few artists who inspire more loyalty in me than Jenny Lewis. I fell in love with Lewis’ versatile voice when she was the lead singer of the indie band Rilo Kiley. While performing, Lewis harnessed the...

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By Jordan Snowden Tucked away on a quiet side street in Takoma Park is a white house with a small sign marked “Rhizome.” On the surface, it looks like a typical family home, but it’s actually...

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What To See At H Street Festival This Saturday

September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

H Street Festival is one of the area’s biggest neighborhood festivals, bringing over 100,000 people to H Street each year. The show is a bit of a sensory-overload–each block has its own dedicated stage with...

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By Jordan Snowden Aside from big-ticket shows like Coachella, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo, it’s refreshing when a music festival presents something unique and deviates from the norm. For the last several years, Sonic Circuits festival has...

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Producers to Know: Cautious Clay

September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The producer is the unsung hero of just about any musical project. They bring together the artists, the engineers, and other key players when making a hit record. In our new series, Producers to Know, we profile...

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Dischord Records, which today is known to punk music fans around the world, had its humble beginnings with the release of the EP Minor Disturbance, from D.C. punk quartet Teen Idles. It is worth mentioning...

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By Jon Amar. Photo Credit Joshua Cogan “The space is magical.” This is how Joshua Cogan best summed up the beauty of Sweet Magnolia Farms, a D.C. DIY music and arts space with a unique focus on sustainable living. Nestled in...

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DCMD’s Favorite D.C. Songs of 2016 (So Far)

August 16, 2016 | 1 Comments

Whenever the DCMD staff puts together a ‘best of’ list, we always run into the same (albeit good) problem–there’s more good music coming out of D.C. than we can keep up with. Out of all...

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By Jordan Snowden Punk music and urban farming might seem like two very separate worlds, but local artist Naoko Wowsugi intends to bring them together for a bold new exhibit that’s opening this weekend. When Permacounterculture is unveiled at the...

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Br’er at The Pinch/Photo by Lindsay Hogan for DCMD Specializing in all things bold, beautiful and experimental, D.C. label BLIGHT. started drawing attention from music fans and artists alike as soon as it landed in the District....

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Interview by Jon Amar A career in the entertainment industry was always in the cards for Melanie Cantwell. Since she was a kid, the D.C.-area native was keen on becoming an actress, but her career...

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By Jordan Snowden This Saturday, Takoma Radio will officially hit the airwaves. The non-profit radio station will broadcast a wide scope of programming that reflects the diversity and spirit of the Takoma Park neighborhood. From shows focused on...

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By Jordan Snowden At some point in our lives we make a decision that in scriptwriting is called, “the point of no return.” For three D.C. musicians, their choice to compete on two of NBC’s...

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“No more “we need one woman on the list.” We are the list.” This is Jacq Jill‘s response when asked of her intentions behind Juice, a brand new event series that spotlights talented female-identified musicians in D.C.’s electronic music scene. Splitting...

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