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Pictured Above: Persona Non Grata owner Thomas Orgren (top left) with The Walking Sticks Interview by Katie Small Tucked away behind a small plaza in Arlington, VA is Persona Non Grata, a hidden gem that’s...

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BALTIMORE - Musician Dan Deacon photographed in his studio November 17, 2014

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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U Hall Interview for DCMD (11 of 16)

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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Interview by Katherine Small On their newest album, Pretty Ugly, Young Rapids delivers carefully crafted melodies wrapped up in intricate instrumentals. Throughout the record, the listener is transported to a dark but beautifully mysterious dreamland, with an almost...

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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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