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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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BRNDA at The House with No Name (2)


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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Catching Up With GEMS

May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

DCMD rolls out a new interview series where we catch up with some of our favorite D.C. bands and talk about their upcoming projects. Dream pop band GEMS recently performed at this year’s Sweetlife Festival and...

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Bearshark’s new record, Canyonlands, is a musical version of a choose-your-own-adventure book. Tempos veer and church across each song. One minute a tune might be shuffling along at a comfortable pace, only to be unexpectedly launched...

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Making Noise: BLIGHT. Records

May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pictured: A cassette release from one of BLIGHT.’s artists, Eskimeaux     Making Noise is a limited series on DCMD that profiles three of D.C.’s rising innovators in the experimental music scene. BLIGHT.  is not just...

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Q&A With Protect-U

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos by Shawn Brackbill   The last year and half has been a pivotal transitioning and rebuilding period for Protect-U‘s Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko. After the group’s gear was stolen in 2012 while on a European tour, Protect-U spent...

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Photo by James Cullum   Making Noise is a limited series on DCMD that profiles three of D.C.’s rising innovators in the experimental music scene.  First up is rock band Wanted Man, comprised of Kenny Pirog,...

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