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With his first album in five years, Carrie and Lowell, coming in March, Sufjan Stevens just announced his big North American tour this morning. He’ll be hitting DAR Constitution Hall on May 5, 2015-the Ticketmaster presale...

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The ladies of Ex Hex don’t just make great music, but they also come out with some kick-ass videos too. On this gloomy Wednesday, the fierce D.C. trio released the official music video for “Don’t Wanna Lose,”...

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Vandaveer Wants To Play In Your Living Room

January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s already becoming a busy year for Vandaveer. The established D.C. folk outfit was recently named as one of the bands chosen to perform at SXSW this year, and now the group is in the...

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014 | 1 Comments

This year has been DCMD’s best yet, and we’re grateful to all our readers and supporters who have helped us make 2014 so amazing. We’re pumped to celebrate our three-year anniversary at 9:30 Club (btw,...

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Since D.C. Music Download officially launched in January of 2012, we’ve seen the website grow in a way that was truly unprecedented. Just take a peek at how we looked back then! Now that we’re approaching...

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D.C. electronic act Bluebrain has been a longtime staple to D.C.’s creative scene, finding success not only in music, but also through art. Earlier this year, brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay co-curated the successful Fermata...

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Want To Play A Tiny Desk Concert?

December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever dreamed of having your own Tiny Desk Concert? NPR is holding a contest to find one talented musician or band to perform at the coveted Tiny Desk Concert series. Here’s what you need to...

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This year’s inaugural Funk Parade was a huge success, and now the organizers of the massive, all-day festival are ready to bring it back next year. The event relies heavily on the work of volunteers. If...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re taking our usual Thanksgiving break to enjoy the holidays, but we’ll be back next Monday, December 1 with more cool stuff to share! The Go-Go’s – Vacation from Dan Hunter on Vimeo....

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Starting this week, Black Cat will become more than just a great spot to see a live show. The prominent 14th Street venue will also be a prime destination for arcade games. The new games will be housed...

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Want to support D.C.’s music scene and help a great cause all at once? Buy a copy of Sounds Like Love, a new 15-track compilation album that features music from some notable D.C. acts like The Sweater...

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Following her successful debut, Dérive, singer-songwriter Marian McLaughlin is set to release a new album, and needs your help to make it happen. Recently McLaughlin posted a Kickstarter campaign that will help raise money for her sophomore full-length...

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Support some rad bands and also help a great cause at the same time: D.C. stalwarts Deleted Scenes, The Caribbean, and Tereu Tereu have remixed each other’s songs for a special project, and proceeds from the...

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It’s Thursday, which means that the full schedule for the Foo Fighters‘ 20th anniversary show has been released! As we mentioned earlier this week, the Foos will perform at RFK Stadium on July 4, 2015 to...

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Let’s be honest for a minute: 2014 has been a pretty crazy year for us Foo Fighters fans living in D.C. If you were one of the unlucky souls who didn’t experience the glory of either surprise show...

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Yes, you read that right. Foo Fighters. This Friday, October 24 at Black Cat. Tickets go on sale TONIGHT (October 21) at 6:00pm at the venue. The price is $20 per ticket with a $3...

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