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DCMD Interview: Beauty Pill

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for any length of time, you know the music here is created by a diverse and talented array of artists. But, as this Facebook post from local bandleader Jonny...

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Rising Artists: Stronger Sex

January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Jen Meller D.C.’s Stronger Sex plays music that is equal parts emotional as it is futuristic, some kind of tender cocktail that swings between both the profoundly human as well as the fantastically...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden Jamal Gray doesn’t just create music that sounds timely, but feels ahead of its time. As a member of Nag Champa and CMPVTR CLVB, the D.C. native has used his ingenuity to bridge the gap between the...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden D.C. Music Entrepreneurs is a new series where we profile local entrepreneurs who have turned their love of music into a successful full-time business. Know someone we should interview? Email us...

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For the last 15 years, The Max Levine Ensemble has garnered a large loyal following with their distinct punk offerings. While it can be a challenge for bands to stick together or not end up in a creative rut...

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Rising Artists: Flavor Waster

November 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

Making a full-length album is no easy feat, but when you and your bandmate are thousands of miles apart, the task is even more challenging. Kevin Hilliard and Patrick Taylor, formerly of D.C. post-hardcore band Caverns,...

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Photo by Miranda Hontz Typically a house serves as nothing more than a place to live, but in very rare cases, it can become a special place that holds a much greater importance. Paperhaus is one of those places, the esteemed D.C. house...

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Moon King

DCMD Interview: Moon King

October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Daniel Benjamin, the mastermind behind Moon King’s songwriting, sees touring as the prime time to create and test out new music. He’s had plenty of time to transport his ideas from his brain to the...

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Rising Artists: Eau Claire

October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden Whenever Rachel Wong, also known as Eau Claire, is asked how she got her start in music, she usually feels “slightly embarrassed” each time. “I found my way into producing after a...

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D.C. Music Entrepreneurs is a new series on DCMD where we profile business owners who’ve turned their passion for music into something more. If you know of any awesome entrepreneurs we should profile, email us at

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In Focus: A Conversation With Glen E. Friedman

October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Interview by Hannah Osman Photo by Brett Ratner This week, D.C. Music Download had the opportunity to speak with Glen E. Friedman, the iconic punk photographer best known for his work with Fugazi, Black Flag, Beastie...

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By Jordan Snowden Even if you haven’t stepped foot inside Comet Ping Pong, at some point you’ve probably seen one of Sophie McTear’s unique designs. The talented 20-year-old recently became the club’s lead illustrator and poster designer, solidifying their foothold as...

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DCMD Interview: The Darkness

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spandex. Visions of recording on mystical islands. Songs about viking invasions and others with “irresponsible” guitar solos. Do rock bands do these kinds of things anymore? They do if that band is The Darkness. The...

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Interview by Hannah Osman Pictured above: A photo taken of a recent Groupmuse show on U Street, by DCMD’s editor-in-chief Imagine taking in a gorgeous classical music performance in someone’s living room, without any phone distractions or...

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Dismissing #CRANKPARTY as another homegrown DJ night would be a short-sighted mistake. Over the last three years, the event has grown from a small affair into one of D.C.’s most popular parties. But unlike the typical...

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DCMD Interview: Ought

October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re brave enough to venture out into this weekend’s torrential downpour, you might consider making your way to Comet Ping Pong, where you can see Canadian quartet Ought play with LVL UP and BRNDA...

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