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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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The DCMD Salon Interview: Louis Weeks

April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Louis Weeks, music isn’t just a hobby, but his livelihood also depends on it. During the day, Weeks works as a corporate composer with a company in Baltimore. Once he checks out from his full-time job, Weeks’...

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Interview by Jordan Snowden Nearly two years in the making, D.C. folk band Wylder‘s new album Rain and Laura features 10 songs that seem destined for mainstream commercial success. From the radiant “Sunstroke” to the...

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Yudu Gray Jr.’s recording studio, House Studio, just won a Grammy for its part on Kendrick Lamar’s game-changing album, To Pimp a Butterfly. The first microphone he ever bought for the studio is just as important...

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Women Who Rock: Jonna Humphries

March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden. Photo credit: Basscamp Design In honor of March being Women’s History Month, DCMD profiles some of the badass women who make up the city’s music scene. Know of anyone we should feature? Holler...

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Brooklyn-based trio Sons of an Illustrious Father describe their sound as “heavy meadow/future-folk,” but those labels only scratch the surface of this band’s ability to shape shift. Lilah Larson, Josh Aubin and Ezra Miller are...

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Rising Artists: Drew Kid

February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interview by Jordan Snowden. Photo by Antoine Lyers Despite being one of the area’s most-skilled pianists, Drew Kid’s affinity for the piano wasn’t instantaneous. “It wasn’t until middle school that I started to take the piano seriously,...

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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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