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“I created a playlist highlighting several artists from the DMV area who speak to the importance of peace, community, and the beauty of Blackness through song.”

Kayla Boone, Summer Intern

Professor Goldstein Embraces Pop-Punkish Theatrics on New EP

The Fork Universe of Funky Love, a five-track EP dropped on July 29, offers Weezer-core angst, guitar riffs, and some disjointed sounds.

The Fork Universe of Funky Love, a five-track EP local pop-punk band Professor Goldstein dropped on July 29, offers Weezer-core angst, guitar riffs, and some disjointed sounds.

The Ar-Kaics and the Art of Obsolescence

The Richmond-based band has been making punk-tinged rock for a decade and they’re coming back to D.C. tonight.

The Ar-Kaics, a Richmond-based band, have been making punk-tinged rock for a decade and they’re coming back to D.C. tonight.

Moechella Organizers Applied for a Trademark. Coachella’s Lawyers Want to Block It.

Lawyers for Coachella argue D.C. musical activists are infringing on their trademark rights.

In the spring of 2019, Howard University student Julien Broomfield’s #DontMuteDC tweet went viral after residents of a new luxury apartment building temporarily succeeded in shutting off the speakers playing go-go outside Shaw’s MetroPCS store. Nightly musical protests became regular fixtures of the neighborhood, and Justin “Yaddiya” Johnson organized three “Long Live GoGo” protests at…

Blaming Moechella for Violence Continues Years of Criminalizing Go-Go

“When someone brings a gun and decides to open fire….no permit would stop that. No type of music would stop that.”

You might expect the news media’s right-wing trolls to use the shooting that took place just after Moechella’s Juneteenth celebration as an excuse to rail against the recently proclaimed federal holiday, Joe Biden, and “liberal virtue signaling.”   But it came as a surprise when Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee and his boss, Mayor Muriel…

Near Northeast Says Goodbye

After seven years, the experimental indie folk group is disbanding as several members prepare to leave D.C. for new adventures.

All good things must come to an end, and on July 1, D.C.’s experimental indie folk group Near Northeast will do just that. After a seven-year run, the band will play their farewell show, and several members will say goodbye to the city they’ve called home. “D.C. has been such a special space where we’ve…

Something in the Water Day 3: Revived by the Music

Post Malone, Dave Matthews Band, Pusha-T, Davido, Ashanti, and Ja Rule end the festival on a mostly high note.

As the third day of Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water came to a close on Sunday, June 19, the problems that plagued the three-day festival continued to persist […]

Something in the Water Day One Was “Hot as Hell”

Long lines, sweltering heat, and delays, but the performers—and free water—saved the day.

In the shadow of the Capitol and under sweltering conditions, the first day of Pharrell Williams’ the weekend-long Something in the Water Festival kicked off on Independence Avenue […]

Black Rave Culture is Back With a New Album, New Show, and Same Great Sound

The DJ collective has struggled to book gigs locally, but on Sunday, June 19, they’ll perform as part of the Black Techno Matters Festival in Franklin Park.

DJ NativeSun, one-third of the D.C. formed DJ collective Black Rave Culture, says the killing of George Floyd was one of the key reasons the group got together in 2020 […]

Flasher’s Sophomore Album Trades Post-Punk Angst for Dream-Pop

Now a duo, the local band used the pandemic to change their writing process, sound, and record their stellar Love is Yours, out June 17.

Flasher has proved their resilience with the release of a stellar sophomore album showcasing their newfound dream-pop, synth-laden, catchier-than-the-Cocteau-Twins sound […]

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