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Influencers: Will Eastman

March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Influencers is a special interview series that profiles music’s movers and shakers whose impact stretches above and beyond the District border. Influencer: Will Eastman, renowned DJ, producer and owner of U Street Music Hall Photographer: Nubbs Location: U Street Music Hall...

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DCMD Interview: U.S. Royalty

March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Life tends to live outside the hype cycles.” This is the wisdom U.S. Royalty singer/guitarist John Thornley shares with me when I ask him about the reception of the band’s last album, Blue Sunshine. The...

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DCMD Interview: Perfect Pussy

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

What started out as a temporary band for an indie movie shoot eventually blossomed into Perfect Pussy, one of the most talked-about acts to emerge within the last few years. The group is set to embark on a...

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Whenever Jukebox The Ghost‘s Tommy Siegel comes back to D.C., he barely recognizes his old stomping grounds. “It’s shocking how much has changed,” he said. “When we were at GW, H Street wasn’t even a thing. When Rock...

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Interview by Katherine Small and Katie Bowles D.C. born and raised, photographer Chris Suspect has been documenting daily life in the District for the last decade, capturing the local music scene’s most striking moments. In...

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For anyone who discredits D.C.’s influence in music, they should look no further than the sheer amount of recording labels that thrive here. From the punk powerhouse that is Dischord to the king of avant-garde...

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Interview by Katherine Small On their newest album, Pretty Ugly, Young Rapids delivers carefully crafted melodies wrapped up in intricate instrumentals. Throughout the record, the listener is transported to a dark but beautifully mysterious dreamland, with an almost...

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Rising Artists: Den-Mate

March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twenty-year-old Jules Hale, known by her simple but clever stage name Den-Mate, was recently announced by rising D.C. label Chimes as its newest member. Her darkwave, lo-fi pop fits right in with the label’s local raw sound, whose roster also...

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Looking for plans this Valentine’s/Presidents Day weekend? How about celebrating the holiday with not one, but two local bands. Cuddle up with singer/multi-instrumentalist duo The Sweater Set and folk group Ballad’ve at The Fridge (516...

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Tonight, a slew of D.C. DJs and producers are coming together for musx’s You & Me showcase at Flash. Musx is a new platform for showing and exploring new music, and their app is quickly...

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Rising Artists: Makeshift Shelters

February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the start of the year, we were introduced to an exciting new band from the area called Makeshift Shelters, who described themselves as “indie rock in the wrong hands.” But the moment you press play...

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Women Who Rock: Linsay Deming

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by Justin Rodgers “Basically, I’m just waiting for the baby boomers to retire.” Careful, 60-year-olds, Church Night’s youth minister Kathy Piechota wants to take your jobs. Behind the witty moniker is D.C. resident Linsay Deming, who...

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DCMD 3rd Birthday Interview: Paperhaus

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rock outfit Paperhaus is no stranger to the D.C. music scene–the group has released multiple EPs,toured nationally, and even started the well-known DIY venue Paperhaus (which doubles as the band’s home). But despite all their achievements, one...

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DCMD 3rd Birthday Interview: Baby Bry Bry

February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: Baby Bry Bry and his band, The Apologists.  Interview by Katherine Small As you’ve all undoubtedly heard by now, DC Music Download’s third birthday party is this Saturday at 9:30 Club. There will be performances from some of...

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DCMD Interview: Wild Child

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2014, Austin indie group Wild Child has probably accomplished more in one year than most bands could in one lifetime. From a coveted spot at Bonnaroo to performing on Craig Ferguson, the rising band has been consistently acclaimed for their unique ability...

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DCMD Interview: Anamanaguchi

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

While many bands are just getting a grasp on how to promote themselves on the Internet, it seems like NYC electronic quartet Anamanaguchi has always been one step ahead of everyone else. A prime example was...

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