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Pictured Above: D.C. artist Ramtin Arablouei composing music for an upcoming show. Photo courtesy of NPR; Credit: Alexandra Lee NPR is widely known for its dynamic storytelling and podcasts. Composers work to create a memorable soundtrack for each narrative,...

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Photo by Claire O’Neill/NPR The sold-out 9:30 Club hosted a beautiful sweet 16 birthday celebration for NPR’s All Songs Considered. Dan Deacon welcomed the crowd with his usual poignant meandering that I find incredibly endearing,...

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The beloved NPR podcast All Songs Considered has been our longtime go-to source for discovering new music. Next month marks the show’s 16th birthday, and to celebrate All Songs Considered is throwing a big party...

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This year’s Tiny Desk contest was a massive success, bringing in thousands of submissions in its first year (including a lot of great submissions from D.C. bands and artists). For those that didn’t win the...

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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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We live in some interesting times. If you’re randomly free tomorrow night, T-Pain will perform at NPR’s headquarters on North Capitol Street. It’s a free show. So, why is this happening, you ask? About a year...

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If you wanted to get an early listen of The Max Levine Ensemble‘s new album, the only place you could do it up until Wednesday night was on Black Cat’s jukebox. But right before the stroke of...

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DCMD Interview: The El Mansouris

May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The El Mansouris is a five-piece rock group from D.C. who first got our attention with their NPR Tiny Desk Contest audition video. The mesmerizing, stripped-down performance was the only official release that the band had before...

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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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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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The new songs that Two Inch Astronaut has released from Foulbrood have been some of the band’s best work yet. Not to mention, it seemed like every new song that the Maryland post-punk outfit unveiled...

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Listen To Ex Hex’s New Album, ‘Rips’

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can’t wait until October 7 for Ex Hex‘s debut album? It is one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and you can now listen to the entire record via NPR. When we spoke with...

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the quirky and enchanting group of Wisconsin natives that is PHOX. The group released an album (following up their creative and colorful video EP) to much acclaim last month,...

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