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By Jon Amar From Louis Armstrong’s trumpet to Parliament Funkadelic’s 1,200-pound Mothership, when the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Sept. 24, it’ll house a sweeping collection of valued items from some of music’s most...

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Photo by Alex Schelldorf From DC Jazz Fest to Anderson .Paak, there are a ton of shows to look forward to this June. With summer in full swing, here are the 11 must-see shows that...

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With June in full swing, it’s that time again to enjoy some live music outdoors. While there are some events (Fort Reno, Carter Barron and others) that haven’t announced their full schedules yet, there’s still...

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After almost 20 straight days of rain, D.C. is finally seeing the sun this week. If you’re around the area during Memorial Day Weekend, here are some free shows to catch outdoors. Any shows we...

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By Jon Amar As part of a massive repair plan, Metro will close at midnight on weekends instead of 3 a.m. starting on June 3. It’s unclear how the early closures will impact D.C.’s nightlife as a whole, but...

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Saying Farewell To Above the Bayou

May 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

Photos by Nneka Akalegbere In D.C., house venues are at the heart of the city’s music scene. Their influence is two-fold: it gives emerging bands a place to perform and express themselves freely, and it...

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Interview by Jon Amar Imagine standing on the corner of 12th and H Street NW, only five blocks from the White House. Today, you would see downtown restaurants Bibiana, Fire & Sage and a smattering of office...

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Words by Jordan Snowden. Photo by Sammie Zephyr Sheedy In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked a few D.C. musicians and bands to share their most important life lessons learned from their mothers. Ménage À Garage Jenny Thomas:...

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Funk Parade, the all-day music festival that will take over U Street on Saturday, is expected to bring over 70,000 people this year. With a jam-packed schedule, it can be easy to miss something cool...

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Words by Jordan Snowden. Photo by Krystina Brown What once began as a week-long summer camp, Girls Rock! DC has morphed into a year-long program for young women ages eight to 18 to learn musical instruments, write music and understand...

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Once a small start-up event, Broccoli City Festival has blossomed into the big-ticket celebration it is today–featuring music’s most promising R&B and hip-hop acts from D.C. and beyond. It’s also a party with a purpose, with the intent...

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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns for its seventh year this Saturday. It’s a day-long event featuring music from over two dozen folk and bluegrass acts from D.C. and beyond, all in support of non-profit Living Classrooms,...

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D.C. Musicians Remember Prince

April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Prince, the enigmatic icon who brought the world “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette” and scores of other pop masterpieces, tragically passed away yesterday at the age of 57 in his compound outside Minneapolis, Minnesota....

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More Prince Tribute Events Announced in D.C.

April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A day has gone by, and we’re still reeling over the death of Prince, one of music’s greatest pop icons. Last night, there were several impromptu tribute events that took place around the D.C. area,...

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When someone iconic and influential as Prince passes away, there’s not much you really can do besides celebrate their life through music.  Here are some of the local tribute events happening around town. This will...

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A Guide to Record Store Day 2016 in D.C.

April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, record stores across the country will take part in Record Store Day, an annual quasi-holiday that is overlooked by many, but cherished by some committed music lovers. While some vinyl collectors argue for...

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