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Producers to Know: Cautious Clay

September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The producer is the unsung hero of just about any musical project. They bring together the artists, the engineers, and other key players when making a hit record. In our new series, Producers to Know, we profile...

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Some of the best D.C. rock records to come out of the gate in recent years all have one thing in common–they were produced at a studio in Virginia called The Lighthouse. You name it, and D.C. native and...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden As a festival organizer, there’s a lot of pressure to expand and grow an event year after year. But for In It Together Fest organizer Geoff Shobert, success isn’t measured in size–it’s measured in...

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Interview by Jon Amar A career in the entertainment industry was always in the cards for Melanie Cantwell. Since she was a kid, the D.C.-area native was keen on becoming an actress, but her career...

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Women Who Rock: Leah Gage

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden. Photos by Lindsay Hogan and Michael Andrade “Bathtub Republic is no longer able to book any shows in June, July or August 2016. We are really sorry.” This is what Leah...

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DCMD Interview: Samantha Crain

June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: David McClister There are some artists who have disposable voices—ones that cannot be distinguished from others and as such, are easily forgettable. On the other hand, there are those whose voices are so...

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Rising Artists: Dawkins

June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The five-piece that makes up Dawkins is neither new to music nor D.C. But after spending a year scattered across the country while attending college, Dawkins has returned and morphed into one of the buzziest bands in...

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Producers To Know: Lance Neptune

June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Jon Amar “Producers to Know” is a new series where we highlight D.C.’s electronic scene and the talented producers who are a part of it.  By day, Lance Neptune works as a Samsung tech support specialist. But...

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Con Brio is a powerhouse. I discovered them a few weeks before there set at Bonnaroo, the first performance of the entire festival. They turned a large crowed, mixed with fans and newcomers, into a roaring funk party. It was...

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Amalgamating bossa nova and psychedelic pop, The Galaxy Electric‘s sound is best described by the band as ‘the music of your retro-futuristic dreams.’ After meeting at a party in DC over ten years ago, Jacqueline Caruso and Augustus...

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Photo by Anna Webber Will Toledo, the frontman and visionary for rock band Car Seat Headrest, is a local guy, hailing from Leesburg, VA. After writing and releasing over 10 albums independently via Bandcamp, Toledo secured a deal with...

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Photos by Jen Meller No band is an island, and for no group in D.C. is this more true than CrushnPain, the product of a collaboration from Austin Gallas, Benjamin Schurr, and Erik Sleight. While their...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen Ontario’s Tokyo Police Club recently hit the road to support their most recent EP, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part 1, an infectiously-catchy five-track release reminiscent of the group’s earlier...

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What started out as a creative outlet for D.C. resident Gaje Jones soon turned into a movement.  Four years ago, Jones began hosting events in his living room as a way to bring together some...

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The DCMD Salon Interview: Kokayi

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kokayi‘s genre-defying music might be hard to classify, but if there’s one thing clear, it’s that his soulful offerings are undeniably infectious while also being incredibly insightful. His unmatched dexterity as a songwriter, producer and educator led him to...

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Photo by Michael Andrade “Silent Speaking,” the new Paperhaus single, is an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. It’s still them, but they’re different somehow – and for the better. You’ll hear Paperhaus’s...

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