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Besides the unveiling of the initial performance lineup for Funk Parade, a new funky mix from DJ Qdup will also get you pumped for this year’s day-long festival, which is set to take place on Saturday, May...

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Photo Credit: Derrel Todd “Music is freedom,” Carolyn Malachi once stated to American Music Abroad. Money is also freedom, and the Grammy-nominated Malachi combines both on her new single, “We Like Money.” “We go to...

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Premiere: “Make It Better” by Brushes

March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It’s going to get worse before it gets better.” As fraught with despondence as this saying is, it’s unfortunately pretty spot on. It’s like the crash you see coming; you brace for the impact, surely...

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If you type The Greatest Hoax into a Google search, the first two pages are inundated with links concerning Oklahoma senator James Inhofe’s book on climate change. It is not until the middle of page...

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New Music: “Just Wanna See” by SHAED

March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Walking Sticks are no more. Don’t worry, your favorite D.C. trio hasn’t broken up; far from it. They’ve just changed their name. The Sticks are now known as SHAED (pronounced “shade”). “We feel like...

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A little over two years ago, DCMD posed a few questions to singer-songwriter Steve Kolowich on the occasion of his debut solo record Honey If You’re Lucky, nine songs which ebbed and flowed with reminiscences ranging from the...

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New Music: “In the Shadows” by Foreign Air

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Foreign Air is a promising new band that has recently emerged, comprised of U.S. Royalty’s bassist Jacob Michael and Jesse Clasen. So far the duo has released a couple impressive songs that include their latest work, “In the Shadows,”...

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D.C.’s Fellow Creatures is a self-described “swamp zombie dance party” band, a vibe that might be difficult to discern from a cursory listen save for that fact that you might wanna get down after a few...

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A collaboration between two of the biggest names to recently come from the D.C. music scene has arrived: R&B artist Kelela and MC GoldLink come together for a fresh new remix of her hit, “Rewind.”...

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New Music: “Cloak” by Pree

December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just before Christmas, D.C. rock quartet Pree shared their gift to the world in the form of a new single, “Cloak.” Their song presents for consumption a unique kaleidoscope of soundscapes that mix elements both familiar...

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Premiere: “Living Room” by The Duskwhales

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by Seanie Blue I recently trekked through Manassas, Va., trio The Duskwhales‘ back catalogue. A simple Google search turned up a few scattered videos starring the band and a Bandcamp page with their self-titled, full-length album...

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Photo by Matt Gatwood Mark your calendar for Feb. 5 next year–that will be date when Maryland post-punk stalwarts Two Inch Astronaut release their new album Personal Life, the follow-up to their solid 2014 record Foulbrood. This morning,...

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The ongoing debate surrounding refugees has snowballed into a hot-button topic these last few weeks, prompting many people to voice their frustrations via social media. But D.C. musician Sara Curtin chose a different route to express herself by writing a thought-provoking new song...

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Premiere: “Gimmie Mine” by Heavy Breathing

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his television play, Quad, Samuel Beckett flouted the normal conventions of the modern drama by writing a play that only used stage directions. In the play, four characters in hooded robes walked hunched in...

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New Music: “Blackest Prius” by Flavor Waster

October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a great song to kick off your weekend: after unveiling the undeniably infectious song “Delta” earlier this month, D.C.’s Flavor Waster has dropped another impressive track called “Blackest Prius.” It’s the second single that’s been released from their...

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Ex Hex can do no wrong. After a standout set at Landmark Music Festival a couple weeks ago, the brazen D.C. trio delivers a gift today: a solid cover of the 1977 hit, “All Kindsa...

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