Male Bonding

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Over the last couple of years, London’s been increasingly abuzz with distortion and line-noise. One of the bands at the forefront of the abundant Dalston, East London scene is Male… Read More

Washed Out

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Six months can seem like an eternity in the blogosphere, and for Ernest Greene, it’s barely been little longer than that since his project Washed Out was plucked from relative… Read More

Warpaint

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With so many bands today coming out of absolutely nowhere and sweeping the attention of the blogosphere, it’s pretty refreshing when you come across an act that is taking the… Read More

Interview: Andy Cabic of Vetiver

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Seeing Vetiver at IOTA for me will always recall the first time I ever saw them live, back in 2004. Back then, Andy Cabic and his band came to IOTA… Read More

DC Indie Stalwarts Pash Take a Bow and Say Goodnight

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After trudging through the skeletal slush of a weekend snowstorm, I finally arrived at the NE address of one Erik Bruner-Yang to talk about the long life, and soon the… Read More

Imperial China

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For any band coming out of DC that makes harder, punk inspired music, it’s a basic fact that they will garner comparisons to Fugazi. With the immense impact the band… Read More

On Set: Paul Michel, "Surround Me"

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Paul Michel has been a steady fixture in the DC music scene over the last decade. Having played in bands such as The Out_Circuit, The Hard Tomorrows, and Georgie James among others, and for most of that time, a solo artist in his own right. I’ve known Paul for just as long, sharing many mutual friends and the undergrad experience in Blacksburg, Va.

Julie Doiron + Herman Dune

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Last week was jam packed with great shows–Kurt Vile, Tickley Feather, Talk Normal, Thao Nguyen, Le Loup, X.O., Real Estate, and a bunch of others. DC9 hosted one of the… Read More

BLK JKS Meet The Laughing Man

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This Saturday, The Laughing Man return to play their doo-wopy, catastrophic blues for all of you at Comet Ping Pong. They have been pretty active over the last few months,… Read More

The Cornel West Theory: Second Rome

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For many creative minds in the District, there’s a constant struggle to make art or to present ideas that can exist outside of the prevailing established political character that has… Read More

Diamond District’s X.O.

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Last week saw a major bump in DC hip-hop’s national visibility thanks to Wale & UCB playing as the house band for MTV’s VMAs, and the announcement that he’ll be… Read More

DeLeon

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With a name like DeLeon, AON’s collective interest was piqued (well — just Raul and Jian, whose last names are both DeLeon). We first heard of them when they came… Read More