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Interview: The Very Small

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo by Matthew Brazier   While many veteran bands from D.C. have either left the area or broken up, The Very Small is the exception. For over six years, the group has built a steady following...

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Rising Artists: Cavale

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo by Yara Mowafy The formation and development of post-punk band Cavale was an immensely serendipitous process. Meg Walsh and Jeffrey Prosser first met at a mutual friend’s party, where the duo began a casual conversation...

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Rising Artists: Baby Bry Bry

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Michael Andrade Baby Bry Bry is the solo project of Petworth resident Bryan Gerhart, who released a solid debut EP last year called Is It Anything Or Is It Everything? Fusing rock, bedroom-pop...

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Tonight, Union Arts will once again morph into a music sanctuary, with an all-local lineup that will feature one of D.C.’s most intricate and fascinating improv projects, Boat Burning. Enlisting the help of over two dozen...

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Rising Artists: B Side Shuffle

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A month ago, B Side Shuffle released its latest album, Farmalade. The band, made up of Geoff Browning on vocals and guitar, Jasper Drisko on drums, Carter Jones on bass and Nik Sus on guitar...

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Rising Artists: The Urban Cartel

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Urban Cartel‘s hip hop sound with a rock edge has garnered the young band a steady following in recent years. AJ Ajiboye, Funsho Adenugba, Teddy Atkins, Andy Bixby and Kwame Sackey first caught their big break at the University...

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Rising Artists: The NVs

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

D.C.’s punk rock vandals The NVs has charmed the District with its brazen offerings since 2011. The quartet-comprised of vocalist Sal Go, guitarist Scott Wilson, bassist Lucas Oswalt and drummer Nathan Armstrong-recently unveiled a debut...

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Rising Artists: Mud Rey

February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

What happens when three of the D.C. area’s top musicians join forces? The result is Mud Rey, a collaboration between esteemed blues guitarist Bobby Thompson, drummer Ben Tufts and bassist Tony Moreno. The diverse union is...

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Rising Artists: Greenland

February 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last year, D.C. Music Download named Evil Spring as one of the best local releases of 2013. With a new year in full swing, the delightfully unorthodox quartet Greenland wasted no time in putting out...

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Influencers: A Conversation With Bob Boilen

February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Influencers is a new interview series on DCMD that profiles notable people whose impact on music stretches above and beyond the District border. Photographer: John Paul Zajackowski  Location: Jackie’s Can you remember the very first...

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Rising Artists: Klauss

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, D.C. and Charlottesville, Virginia-based duo Klauss quietly released its debut album, Totems, on Bandcamp. It didn’t take long for the release to get noticed, with several local outlets-including us-taking a close listen to...

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Q&A With Instrumental Band Tone

February 4, 2014 | 1 Comments

Recently, I got the chance to chat with Norm Veenstra, one of the founders of the instrumental band Tone. This earth-rattling group (currently made up of Veenstra on guitar, Gregg Hudson on drums, Jim Williamson...

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Two Year Anniversary Interview: Stylesmiths

January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Azeez Bakare Stephanie and Kelley Smith are sisters who run the popular D.C. fashion blog Stylesmiths DC. The bloggers, models and stylists have graciously put together a handy fashion guide for our show tonight...

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Two Year Anniversary Interview: The Sea Life

January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a releasing a successful debut album in 2012, Maryland rock outfit The Sea Life faced a few hurdles in 2013 that became the fuel of inspiration for their 2013 EP, Transitions. “The Sea Life...

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In 2012, Ryan Ulbrich and Brendan O’Connor started Raise Your City, an organization that supports and helps raise money for non-profits in the city. In just a few short years, Raise Your City has quickly grown...

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Before our two year show on Saturday at 9:30 Club, we spoke with Nick Martin from Young Rapids about the band’s evolution, their new single “Odd Numbers” and much more. Listen To “Odd Numbers” Below:...

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