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Photo by James Smolka Long before D.C.’s own Mary Timony played in Ex Hex and Wild Flag, she was the vocalist and guitarist for Helium in the ‘90s. Over the course of their six year...

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After throwing its kickoff party last Thursday, Funk Parade has announced its initial lineup of performers for this year’s festival. D.C. go-go legends Backyard Band (who recently performed at SXSW), funk pioneers Sun Ra Arkestra...

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Photo by  Irene Yoon for DCMD Rejoice GoldLink fans: the Virginia emcee has announced plans to release a new album next Friday, titled At What Cost. The record will be his first major label debut...

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The Kennedy Center plans to expand its music programming by bringing on board its first director of hip hop culture and contemporary music. When Simone Eccleston assumes her new role on March 13, she will spearhead new...

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It has been a surreal few days. I wanted to send a big THANK YOU to everyone that believed in Sounds of the City Festival. It wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the community...

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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival has announced its gigantic music lineup for this year’s show, which features nearly 40 regional bluegrass, folk and Americana acts. Virginia folk group Frank Solvian & Dirty Kitchen, North...

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Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, Thievery Corporation, Rare Essence and Backyard Band are among nearly two dozen acts representing D.C. at South by Southwest in March. Billboard first reported the news. Some of our favorite D.C. acts like...

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[UPDATE] All of our advanced spots are now gone, but come to the event early and sign up in person. Limited spots available!  There are a lot of great events happening during DCMD’s Sounds of the...

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Organizers of summer concert series Fort Reno have relied heavily on donations to keep the event going. In years past, Fort Reno has seen its share of hardships over the lack of funding. But in a recent...

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Good news–D.C. Music Download is returning to the Smithsonian American Art Museum this year to co-present the D.C. music series Luce Unplugged! Bringing their emotive rock offerings to the museum on Thursday, Feb 23 is...

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With our forthcoming festival just under three weeks away, we’re proud to announce the official panelists and moderators who’ll be joining us for Sounds of the City next month! The four-day celebration will kickoff with...

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Besides 9:30 Club’s forthcoming music venue, the Anthem, there’s another new concert spot opening at the Wharf this fall from the owners of restaurant Cantina Marina. When it opens this Oct., the 4,000-square-foot Pearl Street Warehouse will...

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H.R. of legendary D.C. hardcore group Bad Brains is undergoing brain surgery on Feb. 21., according to Loudwire. For years, H.R. has been dealing with a rare medical disorder called SUNCT, which causes frequent, chronic headaches....

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May is already shaping up to be a busy month for live shows, with Real Estate being the latest group to announce a big show at 9:30 Club. The band announced a spring tour that’ll...

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Mac DeMarco is set to release his long-awaited follow-up to his 2014 album, Salad Days, this May. Today, he released two new songs from his forthcoming 13-track record, This Old Dog, along with tour dates...

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It’s been a rough week, but here’s something that’ll make you smile–a smooth cover of Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” from legendary go-go group Backyard Band. “Cranes in the Sky,” from Solange’s latest album A Seat...

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