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Three fantastic D.C. bands, Humble Fire, Teen Mom and Pleasure Curses, came together for one great show. In case you missed it, here are some photos from the night’s festivities: All photos by Ali Newhard...

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Photos: Damaged City Festival 4.12.14

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last weekend, Damaged City Fest came back to the District for its second year. Here are some stunning photos from the main show on Saturday, April 12, featuring Government Flu, Give, Priests, Misled Youth and...

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Photos by Matthew Brazier Due to an unfortunate bus mishap in Chinatown, I was a little bit late to Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday night, where The Very Small was having their album release...

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Photos by Albert Jiang Two of D.C.’s rising stars in electronic music, PLOY and Beyond Modern, delivered an energetic performance last Friday at Strathmore. Here are a few photos from the night....

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Did you skip out on Real Estate’s sold out 9:30 Club show this past Wednesday? Here are some photos from the night for your viewing pleasure: All photos by Albert Jiang ...

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Calling the Blind Whino in Southwest a “music venue” would be a bit of a misnomer. There’s something inherently wrong with having the sound guy set up on the side of the stage next to the band....

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I’ll admit that I didn’t catch the buzz around Warpaint when they released their debut album, The Fool, in 2010. The songs were too ephemeral, the melodies a little too distant, the guitars too trebly...

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Photos by Alley Gibson If there were only two bands who could pack the IOTA Club, it would be The Beanstalk Library and Alex Vans-and that’s exactly what they did. Each band was able to...

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Photos by Ali Newhard The first in a series of shows dedicated to Windian Records founder and the Points member Travis Jackson kicked-off last Thursday at Black Cat. After being tragically killed in a work...

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The members of Cut Copy are men of few words, but they know how to throw a party. They said little more than “hello,” and “thank you,” but anyone who doubted Cut Copy as a...

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Photos by Matthew Brazier It’s really awesome to see The Fordists announcing shows again; they’re so quintessentially D.C. They’ve got everything that a discerning public should be demanding of a punk band in 2014: genuine...

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Show Review: Dr. Dog @ 9:30 Club 3.15.14

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos by Matthew Brazier Are you disappointed you missed both of the Dr. Dog shows this weekend at the 9:30 Club? You should be, because they were fantastic. I was fortunate enough to attend the second...

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Show Review: Young Rapids @ Paperhaus 3.7.14

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, Young Rapids headlined a D(C)IY show at the Paperhaus, where they played their soon-to-be released album in its entirety. These gents continue to impress me, and I for one can’t wait to get...

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Photos by Matthew Brazier The second installment of this year’s “Dojo”—a monthly showcase of hip hop and R&B—went down at Club Heaven and Hell in Adams Morgan on Wednesday night, serving as a stark reminder...

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Photos by John Paul Zajackowski What can be better than seeing some of the best bands from D.C. perform? Watching these D.C. bands with other great D.C. bands. Not only was Black Cat’s backstage sold...

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Gypsy brass band Black Masala released its self-titled debut album today, with a crazy celebration at Rock and Roll Hotel last Saturday. You just had to be there. Here are some shots from the evening’s...

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