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Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson  SOJA is an 8-piece reggae and dub band that is one of the most successful acts to come from the District in the last two decades. The group has released six studio albums so far, and in 2012...

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DCMD Interview: Twin Peaks on “Wild Onion”

August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago-based garage band Twin Peaks just released a new album, Wild Onion, and is currently on a countrywide tour. The group, which includes Connor Brodnor on drums and Cadien Lake James, Clay Frankel and Jack...

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It’s a popular misconception that in order to find mainstream success, bands must move to entertainment hubs like New York or Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. But the members of RDGLDGRN (pronounced Red Gold Green) have...

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DCMD Interview: The Deadmen

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Deadmen is a supergroup of longtime D.C. music staples who have combined forces to create a dynamic new rock outfit. The band, comprised of Justin Jones, Josh Read, Justin Hoben, John Hutch and Mike Smirnoff,...

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For the first-ever In It Together Fest, a ton of D.C.-area bands will gather for a four-day celebration honoring the city’s DIY scene. But it’s not just local bands that will be a part of the festival-in...

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Rising Artists: VEDAS

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

VEDAS is a new collaboration between former Western Affairs members Alex Lee and Andrew Osborne. The duo’s celestial offerings are suspended by Lee’s classically trained voice, which remains the constant highlight throughout VEDAS’ debut EP Exhume....

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DCMD Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Wild Flag confirmed its indefinite hiatus last year, all eyes were on Mary Timony and what her next move would be. The D.C. rock virtuoso had found success with several legendary bands-including Autoclave and Helium in the...

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the quirky and enchanting group of Wisconsin natives that is PHOX. The group released an album (following up their creative and colorful video EP) to much acclaim last month,...

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ACME is one of the D.C. area’s most eclectic and talented duos. The band’s fusion of funk, R&B, disco, and electro-pop has produced one of the summer’s catchiest tunes, “Girlfriend Tonight,” and has built them enough...

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This weekend Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, collectively known as the electronic duo Sylvan Esso, are enjoying a plum spot opening up for critical darlings tUnE-yArDs at 9:30 Club.   “Being on tour opening for tUnE-yArDs is...

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Electro-pop duo Tiny Victories, comprised of Greg Walters and Cason Kelly, have been making a name for themselves over the past few years following the release of their 2012 debut EP Those of Us Still Alive. While...

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“We are almost done with our second EP, but we’re just getting started”, says Honest Haloway‘s Tim Kratzer. The band’s forthcoming release, Perigee, has been a work in progress for Kratzer, along with drummer Charlie Karim and bassist...

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Catching Up With Dot Dash

June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although post-punk outfit Dot Dash has been around for only four years, all of the band’s members are anything but rookies to the music scene. Terry Banks, Steve Hansgen, Hunter Bennett, and Danny Ingram, have been a...

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Q&A With BRNDA

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a few short months, D.C. punk band BRNDA released their self-titled debut album, changed their name and went on a mini-tour. Leah Gage, Alex Kozen, Dave Lesser and Jonee Whitefoot have not wasted a moment of 2014, and...

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It’s January 20, 1969 and Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States. On that very same day, an English quartet played one of their first American gigs at the Wheaton Community...

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Sofar, or “Songs From A Room”, is an exclusive concert series that brings up-and-coming bands to living rooms across the globe. Since the brand launched in 2009, Sofar Sounds has spread to over 80 different cities worldwide and...

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