This is not another “best of” 2011 list. It is a “favorite of” 2011 list. What were the “best” songs of 2011? Let’s leave that judgment to a higher power or at least a professional music critic (is there much difference?). These 10 tracks are our favorite tunes to come out of the DC area [...]
Dan Fisk is hard to pin down. On one hand, his crisp, but not overproduced, debut solo EP “Bruises from the Backseat,” is satellite radio-friendly (think The Coffee House). But within the course of this 6-track album, he shifts stylistically from late 90s / early 00s singer-songwriterdom to timeless country to acoustic funk and back [...]
What do the mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, and R. Kelly have in common? Aside from both being featured in the tabloids for one reason or other, these two gents both played a part in the coming-together of DC funk-rockers Poor But Sexy. Learn why in our interview below. Poor But Sexy have been busy. [...]
We had a chance to chat with Eric Schmid (vocals) and Eric Letsinger (drums) of Midnight Hike before their record release show for their new album Long Way from Yesterday at the Rock and Roll Hotel on February 26, 2011. The discussion in the appropriately derelicte green room touches on the H Street Corridor, former [...]
Brian pairs the appropriately dark and mysterious Legend Porter with DC rock band Midnight Hike and chats about chocolatey reggae surprises. Join us at the Midnight Hike CD Release Party at the Rock and Roll Hotel, Saturday, February 26, 9pm. $10.
The Deadmen were pretty sure they played their seventh or eighth show as a band at Iota Club and Cafe last week. They were kind enough to entertain us post-show on the back patio, and share tales of waking up in embryonic fluid, meeting legendary drummers on Myspace, and keeping the egos in check in [...]
In January, we introduced ourselves and promoted 5 shows in the DC area, made it to 4, and reviewed 3 (9:30 Club shut down our filming operation because VACO had a professional crew shooting for a DVD. They were very nice about it.) We also captured live video from a few other shows that we [...]
DC Music Pub caught up with Justin Trawick between sets at the Evening Star Cafe for a discussion about keeping live shows entertaining, the DC music scene, and Justin’s preference for fruity beers. We also captured Justin and drummer Ben Tufts performing several original tunes in the Number 9 Lounge. See where Justin is playing [...]
There remains no greater source of joy in this world than the climax of “You Are Invited.” — Washington City Paper As you may have noticed, the Dismemberment Plan reunion shows generated the sort of energy and electricity usually reserved for Category 5 hurricanes. — DCist Having major 98-99 flashbacks @thedplan reunion @BlackCatDC, but this [...]
With the DC music community buzzing about the reunion of beloved local indie rockers The Dismemberment Plan, we made our way to the Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA to check out one of the openers for the Plan’s reunion tour — Poor But Sexy. Poor But Sexy are a group of local indie rock veterans with [...]
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