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At the start of the new year, I interviewed The El Mansouris about their upcoming self-titled album. The group of six, who include Alex Braden on guitar, vocalists Fiona Kohrman and Margot MacDonald, Drew Hagelin on...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden. Photos courtesy of The Funk Ark. Since he was a teenager, D.C. native Will Rast envisioned being a part of a band that matched his eclectic musical palette. His penchant for funk, soul...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden As the country seems more on-edge than it ever has been, music serves as a comforting solace to escape and make sense of all the negativity. April+VISTA‘s latest EP, Note To Self,...

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A fixture in D.C.’s music scene for some time, Greenland is capping off 2016 with an excellent new record, Shitty Fiction. Among other exciting news, the group will be performing at Songbyrd tonight in celebration of...

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We Were Black Clouds makes powerful, heavy rock brimming with soul and emotion. That is, they used to, until the motions of life forced the group into a state of suspended animation. After spending some...

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Tony Kill looks forward to two different launches in the coming year: an album and an actual rocket. By day, the rising D.C. producer works as an engineer at NASA, but at night he creates vibrant,...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden Like many kids fresh out of high school, Silver Spring resident Saba Abraha had a tough time transitioning into college. She turned to music to ease her frustrations, singing for her classmates after college beer...

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Rising Artists: Innanet James

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

D.C.’s hip hop scene is more diverse than it has ever been, cultivating a new wave of emcees who bring to the table a wide variety of styles and influences. There isn’t a distinct ‘sound’ that defines...

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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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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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