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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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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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