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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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DCMD Interview: Kingsley Flood

January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

D.C./Boston band Kingsley Flood first caught our attention two years ago with the release of its album, Battles. The group’s record release show in January 2013 sold-out the Black Cat’s Mainstage, and now Kingsley Flood will return...

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Five Questions For: Ricky Eat Acid

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sam Ray, who goes by the well-known moniker of Ricky Eat Acid and also is a member of Julia Brown, has titled and released over a dozen of his own albums, compilations and demos in...

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DCMD Interview: Black Clouds

November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

D.C. rock band Black Clouds recently dropped its first album in two years, Dreamcation. The brazen trio, comprised of Justin Horenstein, Jimmy Rhodes and Ross Hurt, will celebrate this milestone tomorrow at Black Cat’s Mainstage with...

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This year has been an interesting time period for rock quartet Young Rapids. It all started at 9:30 Club in January, where they sold out the 1,200 capacity venue with Drop Electric, The Sea Life and The...

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When I first moved to D.C., an Anglican priest from the area told me there was “Washington” and then there was “the District.” He meant there was a stark divide between Washington’s image as a...

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D.C. is a great city for any band to get its start. There’s a supportive music community here that helps artists climb the ladder from playing house shows to sold out venues, allowing them to...

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D.C.’s Best DJ Nights: We Fought the Big One

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is part one of an ongoing series profiling the city’s most influential and prolific DJ nights. More to come!  On a wintry Friday night in 2004, two DJs are readying themselves for their inaugural...

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