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If you’re sticking around town during Memorial Day weekend, check out Yards Park on Friday night. This week kicks off the park’s free summer music series, featuring a nice mix of local bands performing right...

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After the MLK Library closed in March for a three-year renovation, the excellent punk shows that took place in the basement have been on hiatus. But that break will come to an end sooner rather than...

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Congrats are in order for Gaithersburg, Maryland native Logic, whose third studio album has reached no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Everybody, released on May 5, is the rapper’s first chart-topping record. In its first...

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While it hasn’t met its fundraising goal (yet), Fort Reno is now accepting band submissions for this year’s concert series. The same rules still apply–send physical music copies only, no cover songs and no EPKs. Demos are...

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When Southwest waterfront development The Wharf opens this fall, it’ll include two big venue openings. One is the I.M.P.-owned project The Anthem, and the other is Pearl Street Warehouse, a 300-capacity space that’ll showcase local...

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Live Nation is back at it again with its $20 ticket deal. For one week–between now and May 9–you can buy tickets for just 20 bucks to select shows around town. It’s become an annual...

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On this rainy Tuesday, make sure to swing by Adams Morgan’s Bossa Bistro and Lounge. Chicago-based label Numero Group is hosting a factory outlet at the venue this afternoon, slashing prices on their entire catalog. This...

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Funk Parade has announced its massive music lineup for this year’s event, taking place on Saturday, May 6 along U Street. Rising R&B singer-songwriter Aaron Abernathy, Grammy-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi, the soulful D.C. duo Boomscat...

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Photo by James Cullen for DC Music Download As a new band, it can be a challenge to grow your fanbase without the push of a new song or record on the internet. But D.C....

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I.M.P., the Bethesda, Md.-based promotions company that owns and operates 9:30 Club, has secured a new 40-year deal to operate Merriweather Post Pavilion. Not long after taking ownership of the venue in November, the Downtown Columbia Arts...

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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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