Matador Turns 21

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Last weekend, Matador Records celebrated their 21st anniversary, staging a big blowout in Las Vegas that featured a great line-up of bands who’ve likely scored a sentimental memory of yours… Read More

SWANS Sonic Assault at Black Cat

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Have you ever gotten up close to a swan? They’re elegant creatures really, but they have no problem showing aggression if you come too close. The band Swans, led by… Read More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY 2010

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With its waterlogged hallways, abandoned guest suites and overall drab mood, the rundown country resort that’s left of Kutsher’s in Monticello, N.Y., seems like the perfect setting for a horror… Read More

Tabi Bonney's "Nuthin' But A Hero" As Cultural Time Capsule

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Central to the success of modern musicians is the cultivation of entry points into a given body of work, be it an album, a mixtape or an entire anthology. One… Read More

Friends Records Unveils Cassette Releases For Whartscape

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Whartscape’s expansive lineup this year is all the more impressive when considering it’s an independent music festival coordinated mostly by Baltimore artists, musicians and volunteers. Some have been on tour,… Read More

Lighting Bolt and the Buildings Guitar Orchestra

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Within minutes of Lightning Bolt’s vociferous sound check, anyone within earshot of DC 9’s intimate stage and without earplugs already had wild eyes, with their hands clasped against their ears. “How… Read More

9:30 Club Anniversary Contest

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The 9:30 club just announced a special chance to win a pair of free tickets to their 30th Anniversary Concert this Monday.  Simply email 30rsvp@930.com with the subject “Eblast RSVP”,… Read More

Romantic Warriors: A Progressive Music Saga

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Last weekend the Writer’s Center hosted a fine-cut screening of a locally produced music documentary called Romantic Warriors: A Progressive Music Saga. Audience members got a first look at (and… Read More

Mi Ami: Beating Down The Walls

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Last Thursday, the Velvet Lounge played host to an evening of beats and grooves, not normally felt within even this pulsing, DJ-driven heart of the DMV. Holding the promise of… Read More

Jason Urick on P4k's 'The Out Door'

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With so many recent releases from Baltimore artists on Thrill Jockey–Double Dagger, Daniel Higgs, Future Islands, & Human Bell, to name a few–it seems only a matter of time before… Read More

Too Much Metal For One Hand

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Last Sabbath, bloody Sabbath, far too much heaviness took place in DC to comprehend. This, for me, is a very good sign, and hopefully a harbinger of things to come… Read More

Mi Ami Will ‘Steal Your Face’

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It’s been too long since San Francisco based dub-wavers Mi Ami sailed back through the DMV. Forming in 2007, the group originally started as way to throw a party that… Read More