Beats, Brenton Duvall and You

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DC’s Brenton Duvall produces blissed-out beats for business or pleasure.

The Make Up Reunited For A Special Performance

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A reunited Make Up gave a secret performance back in the spring at Comet. Catch them tonight at the Black Cat!

Calvin Johnson Live at Meeps

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To accompany their recently released 2012 music issue, The Believer has included a special limited edition cassette compilation, Love Songs for Lamps, curated by the inimitable Calvin Johnson. Songs were… Read More

America Hearts Live at Dynasty

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Each 4th Tuesday of the month, The Plums hold a residency at the Dynasty Ethiopian restaurant on 14th Street. The band plays a set themselves, and also invite a guest… Read More

Exclusive Listen: New Tracks from Lightfoot

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“We recorded it all it one sitting with what felt like a hundred mics,” an excited Jessica Louise Dye told AON about her new demo, People (who throw kisses) Are… Read More

Phil Adé’s ‘The Letterman’

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A mixture of excitement, curiosity and community pervaded Commonwealth last night as hip-hop locals from DC, Baltimore and surrounding areas packed the  busy storefront for Phil Adé’s release of his… 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.

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

David Correy Takes You On An Urban Rock Oddysey

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I first took notice of David Correy and his band at their performance on the main stage at Artomatic back in July. It was a slow night, not a lot of people streaming through southeast DC, but his anthemic song, “Dreamin’”, with its irresistible hook and unexpected guitar solos built up the audience to an impressive strength.

Nine:Fifteen’s Plastic Wrapped Couch

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The DC music scene has long been a sort of rollercoaster of excitement and disappointment for those involved and those who would support it. There are times where a number… Read More

Sad Crocodile

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As the creative mind behind Bad People Good Things, John Foster’s art has graced a diverse client list that ranges from indie outlets like Teenbeat Records and Subpop to corporate… Read More

Jabari Listening Party at Commonwealth

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More and more, the 1700 block of Florida Avenue NW is proving itself to be the premiere hip-hop locale in DC. Between Stussy and Commonwealth, their in-store and listening parties… Read More