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Photo Credit: Julia Leiby Roughly a year since the release of Personal Life, a “lean and raw sounding” foray into an internal world not shown, Maryland’s own Two Inch Astronaut has returned with a brighter,...

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Rising Artists: AV+NG

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

AfroVelvet and Nate G. of AV+NG are names you might be familiar with, but for an assortment of reasons. AfroVelvet is a multimedia artist whose work is composed of creative direction, fashion and design, while Nate...

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Martial arts and hip hop share an interesting history together, although their similarities are not obviously discernible. Helping to bridge these two worlds together is SHAOLIN JAZZ. SHAOLIN JAZZ’s creation was sparked by a ‘light blub moment,’ according to co-founder and local creative Gerald...

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Photos by Dylan Singleton for D.C. Music Download Near Northeast named themselves after the greater H Street Corridor neighborhood–a place, they say, that represents the rapidly changing dynamic of Washington. Between rooted community establishments and...

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Just over a year ago, the music world lost one of its titans. Prince, the enigmatic guitar phenom from Minneapolis, had passed away. Active since the ‘70s and a superstar virtually overnight, his departure was...

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Photo by Stefan Merriweather Inside the old First Church of Christ Scientist building in Adams Morgan, construction is nearing completion in transforming the previous house of worship into the forthcoming LINE Hotel. Slowly but surely, the...

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Aside from being prolific artists in their own right, D.C. residents Jamal Gray and St.Clair Castro are also one facet of CMVPTR CLVB, a collective of musicians, visual artists, spiritualists and futurists behind the ambitious performance piece CTRL...

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At its best, Facebook can be a great resource to reconnect with old friends and classmates. On rare occasions, those connections can lead into something more. This is what happened to Jon Fetahaj when he reached out his...

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Prolific producer, DJ and U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman has been a key fixture in the D.C. music scene for over two decades, but it wasn’t until this year that he released his first solo LP,...

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Photo by Rodrigo Villordo There’s a lot of movement happening in D.C.’s hip hop scene right now, but that progress isn’t always recognized outside the area. Looking to spotlight the city’s best emcees to a wider audience, two...

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The brainchild of accomplished musician and D.C.-area native Janel Leppin, Wedderburn Records is a brand new label that aims to release music that has a “magical or mystical essence.” Inspired by her desire for more personal...

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Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  My D.C. is a new interview and portrait series on DCMD where some of our favorite D.C. artists take us to their favorite local spots, share more insight into their...

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My DC: A Conversation With Stronger Sex

February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  My D.C. is a new interview and portrait series on DCMD where some of our favorite D.C. artists take us to their favorite local spots, share more insight into their artistry...

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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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My DC: A Conversation with Den-Mate

February 23, 2017 | 1 Comments

Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  My D.C. is a new interview and portrait series on DCMD where some of our favorite D.C. artists take us to their favorite local spots, share more insight into their artistry...

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Sara Curtin is one of the hardest working musicians in the area, with a long list of fruitful projects and accomplishments under her name. But this year, Curtin has unveiled one of her biggest endeavor’s...

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