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On Dec. 1, the National Park Service will present its annual Christmas Tree Lighting near the White House. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Clarkson and Yolanda Adams are some of the acts scheduled to perform at the...

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A couple weeks back, President Obama announced his own music and arts festival at the White House called South by South Lawn. Inspired by his trip to South by Southwest, he’s joined forces with the...

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Photo by Lindsay Hogan for DCMD It’s been four years since Echostage opened its doors, and to celebrate, the club is hosting a free concert on Sept. 24. DJs Deorro and MAKJ are slated to headline...

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Bob Dylan is in the news, but it’s not for his music. Rather, the iconic musician will unveil a massive gateway at the MGM National Harbor casino later this year. The 26-by-15-foot iron archway, called “Portal,”...

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The Roots, Public Enemy, Living Colour, Experience Unlimited and more are slated to play the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s opening weekend festival. To celebrate its highly-anticipated opening, the museum is putting...

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Back in March, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama gave keynote speeches at South by Southwest. Now, inspired by their trip, the Obama administration has announced its own festival, South by South Lawn. The...

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Joe’s Record Paradise Is Now Open For Business

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

After months of delay, Joe’s Record Paradise has opened its new storefront in Silver Spring. The longstanding record store, which has served the D.C. area for over 40 years, was supposed to relocate to its new...

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Bringing the funk to D.C., George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will play a free show at Canal Park in Southeast on Sept. 10. Their performance is a part of the 202 Arts & Music Festival, an...

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GoldLink is at the top of his game right now. Just two years ago, the D.C. MC released his debut mixtape, The God Complex, on SoundCloud, and now he’s signed with RCA Records and selling out...

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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is throwing a three-day music festival during Labor Day weekend that’ll highlight some of the city’s best acts. Between Sept. 2-4, over a dozen bands from the area...

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Whenever a touring artist comes to town, it’s usually a nice touch when they dedicate their set in some way to the city they’re in. At Drake’s second “Summer Sixteen” show last week at the Verizon...

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Following the release of his excellent new album, Freetown Sound, Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes is set to play The Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The date is a part of an eight-stop North American tour...

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All Things Go has announced the lineup and location for this year’s Fall Classic, which returns on Oct. 8 for its third year. Australian duo Empire of the Sun headlines this year’s event, with performances from Passion...

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Photo by Miranda Hontz If you’re up late enough this week to catch Late Night with Seth Meyers, make sure to take a close look at the house band. D.C. music virtuoso Mary Timony is joining...

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Crooked Beat Records Finds a New Home

July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Less than three months after closing its doors in Adams Morgan, Crooked Beat Records has found a new home across the bridge in Virginia. Back in April, the store’s owners revealed that deteriorating building conditions forced...

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Dischord Records is Now on Bandcamp

July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dischord’s classic releases can now be streamed and purchased via Bandcamp. The esteemed D.C. label has released nearly all of their catalog on the platform, where you can listen to records like Fugazi‘s Repeater, Minor Threat’s Out of Step,...

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