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D.C. native Samantha Lewis-Wright, founder and lead organizer of SlutWalk D.C., has a very personal interest in the cause she leads. After majoring in human sexuality in college, then working for multiple women’s rights and...

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DCMD Interview: Fellow Creatures

August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden Last fall, Sam McCormally and Will McKindley-Ward unveiled their new group, Fellow Creatures, a self-described “swampy indie rock band” that materialized from the remains of Ugly Purple Sweater. After spending the majority of...

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Cut Copy’s Ben Browning is touring behind his new solo album, Turns. Having relocated two years ago to D.C. from his native Australia, it’s accurate to say he’s playing a hometown show at the Black Cat...

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DCMD Interview: Tanlines

July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eric Emm and Jesse Cohen make up the Brooklyn-based, indie electro-pop duo Tanlines. They’re music is as florescent and upbeat as the past weekend you’ve spent at the beach. It can be considered dance music,...

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DCMD Interview: Color Palette

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden After his previous group, The Silver Liners, decided to take an indefinite break, Jay Nemeyer used the remaining demos he intended for the band’s next album to launch his new project, Color Palette. He headed...

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DCMD Interview: Eskimeaux

July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gabrielle Smith, otherwise known as Eskimeaux, is a woman who does it all—singer, songwriter, producer and comic maker. The 27-year-old generates music that is effervescent, sentimental, and ultimately smile-inducing. She describes her early songs as layers...

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DCMD Interview: The Raised by Wolves

July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month, D.C. rock band The Raised By Wolves released their infectious new song “Gorgeously Yours.”  Following their 2013 debut album Sadie Hawkins, Dusty Durston and Ben Eskin are about to release a new EP and play their first...

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Over the last six years, D.C.’s Typefighter has evolved from its folk roots into a dynamic garage-pop band that unveiled its best work to-date last year, The End of Everything. But after releasing several EPs and a full-length album,...

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By next summer, residents of Takoma Park and its surrounding neighborhoods will have their own community radio station, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission gave Takoma Radio, a project of non-profit organization Historic...

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DCMD Interview: Jana Hunter of Lower Dens

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I asked Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter to compare her current music to her past work, she told DCMD: “Anything I do with this band differs from my solo work in that I’m no longer making...

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DCMD Interview: Little May

June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The trio known as Little May has been increasingly nudging their way into the coterie of Australian singer/songwriters. Although the group has a way to go before reaching Sia or Courtney Barnett’s level, they’re on...

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DCMD Interview: JEFF the Brotherhood

June 4, 2015 | 1 Comments

“It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ‘n’ roll,” AC/DC’s Bon Scott once declared, and no one probably knows that better than Jake and Jamin Orrall right now. The brothers...

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Interview and Song Premiere: Spoonboy

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

David Combs has been an active force within D.C.’s music scene for over 15 years, and a big part of his identity can be traced to his solo project Spoonboy. The veteran musician created a name for himself by...

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DCMD Interview: The El Mansouris

May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The El Mansouris is a five-piece rock group from D.C. who first got our attention with their NPR Tiny Desk Contest audition video. The mesmerizing, stripped-down performance was the only official release that the band had before...

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The track titles on Lost in Decay, Drop Electric’s newest album, read like the chapters of a science fiction fantasy novel: “Your Silence Will Not Protect You,” “Regal Blood,” “Rival Churches.” Each song has a heavy, thunderous weight...

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Touring Bands Tell Us Why They Love D.C.

May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all have our reasons why we love this city. Perhaps it’s taking in some art at the Hirshhorn or seeing a free show at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Whatever your reasons...

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