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D.C. will be well represented at South by Southwest this year, as dozens of local musicians will make their way to Austin for the big event. Part of that large presence is due to the...

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Concert posters still have a considerable amount of influence when it comes to promoting an event. Creating a design that manages to be both informative and memorable is an artform that few artists can master;...

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Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  It’s been about a year since I last spoke with Miles Ryan, founder and owner of 7DrumCity who transformed an old rowhouse on U Street into one of D.C.’s best...

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Besides the talented musicians and fantastic venues that shape the city’s music scene, D.C.’s independent labels also serve a vital purpose here. Although it’s easier–now more than ever–to release music independently, record labels still remain...

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What do the Foo Fighters, Frank Turner, Against Me!, Jason Mraz, The Decemberists and the Gaslight Anthem all have in common? When they need an out-of-this-world concert poster design, they turn to local artist Jeffrey Everett....

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Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  At the D.C. Public Library, you could borrow a book, see a punk basement show and record a track in a professional studio all in one day.  With roughly 20,000...

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Next month, we’re stoked to present our first festival, Sounds of the City. It’ll be a four-day, jam-packed event filled with panel discussions, workshops, interactive exhibits, expos and, of course, live music. The bands we’ve...

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to Young Rapids’ dual record release/farewell show with The El Mansouris, DCMD will premiere tracks from the band’s EP in our new column, Peer Review. Featuring guest contributions from D.C. musicians, artists,...

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Editor’s Note: Leading up to Young Rapids’ dual record release/farewell show with The El Mansouris, DCMD will premiere tracks from the band’s EP in our new column, Peer Review. Featuring guest contributions from D.C. musicians, artists,...

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In the wake of the upcoming administration, D.C. musicians have rallied together to show their support for organizations and non-profits in need. As thousands of people head to D.C. for the inauguration, the city’s music scene is showing its...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden At his Khepera Wellness Studio in Northeast D.C., yoga instructor and owner Brandon Copeland is setting up for his next class. To set the ambiance he turns on the speakers, which begin...

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Photo by Clarissa Villondo for DCMD Expanding on our weekly Top 5 Shows list is a new feature that looks at our must-see local show picks for the month. Friday, Jan. 13–Aaron Abernathy w/ Nat...

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DCMD’s Top Local Songs of 2016

December 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

There was no shortage of inventive, dynamic releases coming out of the D.C. area in 2016. For our final year-end list, we spotlight the songs that stuck with us throughout this intense year. Also, if...

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MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 01:  Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def performs on Day 2 of the Osheaga Music and Art Festival on August 1, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)

DCMD Guide: Top Show Picks on New Year’s Eve

December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

While getting ready for the holidays, I always run into the same problem around this time each year–finding something to do for New Year’s Eve (that isn’t crazy expensive). Fortunately D.C. isn’t a ghost town...

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Over the last 12 months, DCMD’s photography team has covered well over 200 shows, ranging from small local house gigs to mega-festivals like Bonnaroo. Sorting through the thousands of pictures they’ve taken in 2016, the staff...

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Women Who Rock: Morgan Tepper

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  Bringing together the people, places and events who make up D.C.’s diverse music community are a select group of influencers who keep the scene thriving. That short list includes local producer, promoter and...

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