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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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DCMD Interview: The Effects

October 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

One of the most exciting new acts to emerge from D.C. is The Effects, a supergroup comprised of Devin Ocampo (Medications, Faraquet) on lead vocals and guitar, Matt Dowling (Deleted Scenes) on bass and David...

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Every musician says it. At least, every virtuoso musician says it. They’re complimented on their skill, and all they muster is a self-deprecating “thanks, but I have so much more to learn.” There is always...

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DCMD Interview: Spoonboy

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

David Combs, known to many by his onstage moniker “Spoonboy,” has been involved with D.C.’s DIY scene for the past 14 years. Combs is recognized for his friendliness and common connection between fans on social...

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What do D.C.’s biggest acts like The Sea Life, Baby Bry Bry, BRNDA and Humble Fire have in common? All of them count on one local producer named Tommy Sherrod. Based in Silver Spring, Sherrod opened...

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The name Jourdan Betette might be unfamiliar to you, but chances are you’ve seen some of her work before. The rising D.C. artist has steadily become the music scene’s go-to graphic designer and is the mastermind...

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DCMD Interview: MØ

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014 has been a whirlwind year for Karen Marie Ørsted, the Danish singer who goes by the stage name MØ. She has already completed one North American tour, released a 20-song album and made her...

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DCMD Interview: Alex Tebeleff of Paperhaus

September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the 2013 EP, Lo Hi Lo, D.C. rock band Paperhaus is set to release a new full-length album in January that has outlets like Stereogum and NME buzzing about it. Recently the band unveiled one of the songs from the...

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D.C. punk band Boardroom Heroes released a new EP last month, called New Wage, and will headline Rock and Roll Hotel tonight to celebrate. The group was formed in Bethesda, Maryland by brothers Andre and Augusto Pagliarini, who both discovered their love...

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Although it’s been three years since Pree has released a new album, the “hiatus” wasn’t really that much of a hiatus, according to the band’s frontwoman May Tabol. “The waiting is an illusion. We have...

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Throughout my conversation with budding D.C. act, Young Summer, there was one word that repeatedly came up: fate. As Bobbie Allen, the artist behind the moniker, told her story of leaving a nine-to-five job to pursue...

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Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson  SOJA is an 8-piece reggae and dub band that is one of the most successful acts to come from the District in the last two decades. The group has released six studio albums so far, and in 2012...

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