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Pictured Above: Vasili Frankos performing at a Metro stop It’s a hot summer evening. You’ve just got off work and make a beeline home. Maybe you’re thinking about what you’ll eat for dinner or your weekend...

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Photo by Terrance Doyle Following the Netflix model, a new subscription service is offering access to unlimited shows in the D.C. area for the price of just 25 bucks a month. Jukely launched in 2013...

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Photos by Chris Bulbulia and Iana Kozelsky On Thursday evening, D.C. rock band Fellow Creatures was the main attraction at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Unplugged concert series. Marking D.C. Music Download’s first show in...

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Living in the D.C. bubble, it’s easy to forget that we’re surrounded by bustling suburbs that often have just as many attractions as the city. Northern Virginia may seem like it’s just government employees and...

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Photo by Krystina Brown With summer in full swing, why not use some of your ample free time to give back to your local music community? Volunteer opportunities abound this season, including multiple teaching positions, web-design...

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Each day, District dwellers pass by countless pieces of art–graffiti, architecture and color-filled murals. Besides obvious factors like size, the mural design and the community it reflects determine the visibility of each. On the corner...

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As more schools across the country are cutting costs on music education, a local filmmaker wants to bring awareness to the issue through the forthcoming documentary Don’t Stop The Music USA. Based on the 2014 BBC show,...

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After quickly raising the necessary funds to make it happen, Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye is set to bring the concert series back this month. One of the best things about the event is that...

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While we try our best to spotlight all of the great D.C. music releases that we find, there are a few gems that we regretfully miss in our day-to-day coverage. In order to properly cover all...

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By next summer, residents of Takoma Park and its surrounding neighborhoods will have their own community radio station, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission gave Takoma Radio, a project of non-profit organization Historic...

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MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Musicians Carl Broemel, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan and Jim James of My Morning Jacket perform on the What Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival)

Review and Photos: DCMD @ Bonnaroo 2015

June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is nothing like Bonnaroo. An almost-90,000 person, four-day festival could easily be a nightmare–but an overall feeling of happiness seems to pervade The Farm, the affectionate (and literal) term for Bonnaroo’s venue. People who...

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Your Ultimate Summer Playlist: Volume 2

June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

After what seemed like an unceasing winter in D.C., summer has finally arrived. Whether you’re hitting the beach, planning a barbecue or a long road trip far away from the District, it’s essential to have the...

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Now that warmer temps have officially arrived, one essential thing you should cross off your D.C. music bucket list this year is an outdoor concert. To help you navigate through all the free shows happening this summer, here’s...

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Photo Credit: Daybreaker and Sara Wass For most dance parties, the music and fun doesn’t stop until the early morning hours, but for Daybreaker, that’s when the party begins. The event has become a hit in places...

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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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