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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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Interview by Katherine Small “I learned to play guitar just so I could play my favorite songs,” California native Danielle Vu said when asked about her musical past. Vu has been living and rocking in D.C. for...

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DCMD Interview: Tei Shi

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tei Shi first popped onto our radar in 2013 with the release of her debut EP, Saudade, and her career has been on the upswing ever since. The rising singer’s sound is akin to Banks fused with FKA twigs, peppered with a...

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Interview by Chris Bulbulia  With each election, the biggest challenge that arises is enticing more young people to vote. It’s a longstanding issue that has many politicians scratching their heads when it comes to fixing the...

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DCMD Interview: Dreamers

April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by Kirstin Roby Cosmic. Nostalgic. Psychedelic. Badass. These are not adjectives you assign lightly, but assign I did. And this based off of three songs and a series of emails. Since their EP debuted in...

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Pictured Above: A former staff member and Wanted Man recording a DCMD video session at Persona Non Grata! Interview by Katie Small   Tucked away behind a small plaza in Arlington, VA is Persona Non Grata,...

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DCMD Interview: Dan Deacon

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s rare that an album title acts as a perfect descriptor of the music within it, but such is the case with Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer, released this past February. A “gliss riffer” is someone who...

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DCMD Interview: Kill Lincoln

April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kill Lincoln has been a key part of D.C.’s music scene for nearly a decade, but last month the ska punk group announced that their Black Cat show this Saturday will be the last hometown performance for the foreseeable future. “We...

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DCMD Interview: The North Country

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview by Melissa Hersh If you follow this site fairly regularly, you should know about The North Country by now.  They’re a rising D.C. band that we have spoken to a few times before. This time...

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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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