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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 | 0 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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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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