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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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Illustration by Danni Parelman Starting Thursday, D.C.’s Damaged City Fest is set to bring together the best hardcore and punk acts from around the world. This year marks a few venue changes, with the main events taking...

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5 D.C. Music Festivals To See This Spring

March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Chris Bulbulia, Clarissa Villondo, Caroline J. Angelo, Jon Nelson A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a piece on the current state of big-ticket music festivals and how unimaginative they’ve inevitably become...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen We’re excited to roll out our brand new project, Live at House, in partnership with House Studio. While everything looks effortless in front of the camera, there’s a ton of prep work...

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Photo by Christina Nguyen For the last few months, DCMD and House Studio have been hard at work on a very exciting new project that we’re stoked to announce today. Live at House is a new...

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Women Who Rock: Jonna Humphries

March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden. Photo credit: Basscamp Design In honor of March being Women’s History Month, DCMD profiles some of the badass women who make up the city’s music scene. Know of anyone we should feature? Holler...

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Tonight’s Politics & Art show at the Wilson Building will celebrate D.C.’s creative scene, as local politicians and artists will come together to perform music, poetry, dance and share their artwork with the community. D.C. Music...

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DCMD Interview: Union Arts

March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Bonica and Hannah Landsberger A few months ago, we reported on Union Arts’ closure after the space was purchased by Brook Rose and DB Lee Development. The news sparked a call-to-action among Union Arts’ supporters...

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This week, D.C. artist and Young Rapids/The El Mansouris member Alex Braden will unveil a bold project at Transformer: a sound exhibition called “No Sharps, No Flats,” featuring over 30 original compositions from some of D.C.’s best acts....

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By Jordan Snowden. Photos by Miranda Hontz, Justin Rodgers, Luke Andahazy Nearly every month for the last year, we’ve put out a Women Who Rock column that highlights some of the strong female artists, promoters,...

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