Indie/Alternative

Music Mix of the Week: The Grey Area

July 23, 2012

This week we have a special treat for you: the brand new video from D.C.’s own The Grey Area, “Sugar, From You.”  This is the second video released from their debut EP, 508, and in it a bluesy, rocking number sets the backdrop for the band performing outdoors in various locations, with a story woven in depicting the struggle between love and violence.  Check out the video and let us know what you think!

Matt Cranstoun: No YOLO

July 3, 2012

Life is a brutal struggle. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. The unholy alliance between advertising and the music world can work to hide this everyday element of struggle with its insistent call to relax and just have an orgy already.

Music Mix of the Week: Owen Danoff

June 19, 2012

Owen Danoff, a local musician who wrote his first song when he was 16, has already influenced the D.C. music scene.

Music Mix of the Week: DJ Underdog

July 9, 2012

D.C.’s own DJ Underdog released his most recent mixtape Africa Go Slow earlier this year with samplings from Nigerian musicians such as Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Mike Okri, Afrobeat composer Vincent Ahehehinou and Queen of Congolese rumba singer Mbilia Bel.

Q&A: The B-Film Extras Look to Create New Path In The Music World

June 28, 2012

After years of trying to make it as a musician and a band by playing shows and touring in and around the region, The B-Film Extras decided that they needed a change, that the usual routine of “record and tour, record and tour” wasn’t working for them anymore.

Music Mix of the Week: Black Alley

May 7, 2012

Take two parts funk and soul, one part rock with a dash of go-go, and you have Black Alley’s new track “Heavy Hitters.”

Ndegeocello Performs at The Howard Tonight

April 25, 2012

When Meshell Ndegeocello takes the stage at The Howard Theatre, it’ll be her and her guitar playing songs of the old and new from her collection and the collections of others.

DC Music Live Heads South to Puerto Rico

April 18, 2012

The Caribbean is known for having diverse forms of music. The African beats and rhythms combine with smooth melodies to give a unique feel to the reggae, salsa and merengue tunes. This weekend, one of DCML’s editors, Arielle Hixson, will be going to Puerto Rico.

Alt-Folk Acts Take The Stage At The Wonderland Ballroom Tonight

April 18, 2012

Acclaimed alt-folk acts 2/3 Goat and Oh! My Blackbird will be taking the stage tonight at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights.

Sounds From The Street: Violinist Rocks Georgetown

March 23, 2012

If you’re strolling by the streets of Wisconsin and M, casually window shopping in Georgetown or grabbing a bite to eat, you might hear a bit of violinist Bill Hassay Jr.

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