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Photos by Matthew Brazier One of our favorite events from 2014 was Kingman Island Festival. With a solid lineup of music, kayaking and other outdoor activities with more freebies than you could even carry, it was...

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Last week, Firefly announced its lineup of acts for this year’s festival, with a noticeable name blurred-out from the roster. Rumors were swirling that the name in question was in fact Paul McCartney, and today the...

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Didn’t snag a ticket in time to any of Sleater-Kinney’s sold-out shows this week? Luckily NPR has got your back with a live stream of Tuesday night’s concert from 9:30 Club. Obviously nothing beats actually being there, but better than...

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Firefly Announces Its 2015 Lineup

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

And there it is-Firefly announced its 2015 lineup today, with a special guest’s name that is blurred at the moment (who is heavily rumored to be Paul McCartney). This year’s festival will take place from June...

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  This morning, Pitchfork released its lineup for this year’s festival, and it’s pretty damn good. D.C.’s Ex Hex will be a part of this year’s event, and will perform on Saturday July 18 with...

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Pictured above: the official cover art for Drop Electric’s forthcoming album, Lost in Decay. After Drop Electric released their 2013 album, Waking Up to the Fire, the D.C. rockers spent last year working on a brand new...

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Stream Paperhaus’ Forthcoming Album Via NPR

February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

With their big album release show on the horizon, D.C. rock outfit Paperhaus just premiered their debut album this morning via NPR. Check out the new record ahead of its release date next week, and...

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On The Agenda: Salad Days @ Black Cat 1.30.15

January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you didn’t catch the acclaimed music documentary Salad Days at AFI last month, you should stop by the Black Cat tonight.  The film, directed by Scott Crawford, gives a very thorough look inside D.C.’s...

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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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