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JUMPIN' JUPITER

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: JUMPIN' JUPITER

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Story behind your band/artist name: It was an exclamation of excitement back in the day. The pre- waking hours of rock & roll. It was also the name of a game produced by a company in Alexandria. Our guitar player is a collector of antique toys and brout it home. A hilarious toy, great graphics, and we needed a name. The astral area is limitless as well so there's that....

Band Members: Patrick Cavanaugh- all guitar, Douglas Hoeksrta- drum pounder, Louie Newmyer- bass banger, Jay Jenc- song singer

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Arlington, va-

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: In the past 25 years, Pat, Doug,& Jay have continued to remain together with 5 different bass players passing through. First full on rock and roll band to grace the stage at the now shuttered IOTA club & cafe, as well as one of the last. Almost took a very lucrative gig on July 4th on a barge on the Potomac River, between the 14th & Roosevelt Bridge, until we found we would be loaded on the bridge at 11am and remain there until after the fireworks had ended, playing 2-3 sets leading up to the fireworks display. They promised to visit us in their fancy boats with food and irls in bikinis and snacks, but we just couldn't do it....

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Jay has secretly been a working chef in the Metropolitan area the whole time! Patrick builds guitars and repairs stringed wood instruments. Douglas has a side project, SPACE COSSACKS, that occasionally goes on tours with other awesome surf bands. Louie plays in countless other projects, is of Armands Pizza family royalty, and played bass for Ringo Start at one time.

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/JUMPIN-JUPITER-119128746401/

Spotify URL: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YDRIyRjLywc4FyQxLpakt

iTunes URL:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jumpin-jupiter/123377689?app=itunes

Other Links: Rockabillyhalloffame.com

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Rockabilly, swing, surf, vintage country, garage, blues, country, hillbilly, old time, psychobilly

Ken Francis Wenzel


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Band/Artist Name: Ken Francis Wenzel

Recommended if you like: Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, American Aquarium, Tom Petty

Story behind your band/artist name: Well, it's just my real, full name. No mystery there.

Band Members: Mark WIlliams - guitars, Bobby Birdsong - pedal steel, Patrick Thornton - bass, Ben Tufts - drums, Dave Mallen - organ/keys

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I'm based near Leesburg, VA, but I play shows all over the DMV region and east coast.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Currently writing the follow-up to "...Beneath Potomac Skies".

Official Website URL: www.crosskentucky.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/KenWenzelMusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/...beneath-potomac-skies/id981967658

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/6z5QXV4VGj0CLd19gW9nEo

Other Links: www.kenwenzelmusic.com

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Roots rock, americana, roots, alt-country

Kid Brother

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Kid Brother

Recommended if you like: Modest Mouse, Muse, Portugal. The man, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids

Story behind your band/artist name: Lead man Christians sister (who had a large role in his upbringing) always referred to him as her Kid Brother. Co-founder and drummer Sam was also the kid brother in his family.

Band Members:  Christian Neonakis- Guitar and vocals;  Lindsey Cook- Keys and vocals;  Dylan Savopoulos- Guitar;  Richard Smith- Bass;  Sam Athanas- Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We all live in the greater DC area in Northern Virginia. We play most of our shows in DC with some really great other local bands.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.kidbrothermusic.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/kidbrother

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/baltimore-street-rat/1209747144

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/2feB1L5D1IJ5e7CBipYn8R

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Folk/Blues influences

Liam B. Smith

Liam B. Smith

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Liam B. Smith

Recommended if you like: ONE OK ROCK, Foo Fighters

Story behind your band/artist name: Eponymous

Band Members: Liam Smith (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Caleb Gossage (drums), Andres Nava (lead guitar), Marshall Cox (bass)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Bluemont, Virginia resident

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Liam considers himself a songwriter above anything else and writes with fellow artists in the DMV area

Liam self-produced his first 4 singles and continues to record/produce for himself and other DMV locals

Liam occasionally plays guitar for various D.C. area bands and artists

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Liam B. Smith is a 22-year-old songwriter hailing from Loudon County, Virginia. Taking inspiration from sounds like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Oasis, and (above all) ONE OK ROCK, Smith records his music at home and produces for other artists as well. He also likes to drink tea, collect albums, and write novels.

Official Website URL: http://liambsmith.com/

Facebook Full URL: https://www.facebook.com/liambsmith/

Twitter Handle: liambsmith

Instagram Handle: liam.b.smith

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/liam-b-smith/1242986795

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VAGQK3Z0oFEBFo15m9xGF?si=SQ8Pakb1TJOc7nMKtMB-Mw

Main Genre: Rock

Lookout Gang

DC Music Rocks Lookout Gang

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Band/Artist Name: Lookout Gang

Recommended if you like: Alabama Shakes

Story behind your band/artist name: 

--Felix was inspired by watching The Goonies - they're always on the lookout for adventure. Lookout Gang is our version. We have our normal daytime lives and then we have this great escape through music. It's what brings us together and keeps us looking forward.

Band Members: 

--Alex - vocals, Felix - piano & guitar, Adam - guitar, Nate - Bass, Miles - Drums, Ranjani - backup vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : 

--We're DC immigrants! Every member of the band is a DC transplant from around the country. We're all imports spread across the city.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 

--1) The current lineup is the second incarnation of the group. As of one month ago we have a new drummer and added another singer. The only female! She keeps us grounded and adds a unique perspective.

--2) We just finished a 5 song EP! Before our last drummer left we wanted to get the songs we created down for all digital eternity. We hunkered down for 48 hours straight and recorded those 5 songs. It was a grind, but more so it was an incredibly invigorating and inspiring process. 

--3) Adam the guitarist is single (he's gonna hate this).

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: 

--We should be ready to start playing shows again in March, so lookout for The Gang in Spring of 2017! We have a FB page and all that good stuff, so please check us out and come see a show when you want to let loose and enjoy some good music with friends.

Official Website URL: https://www.facebook.com/lookoutgang/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/lookoutgang/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/mz/artist/lookout-gang/id970646931

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/10sNV1WsQrResiiRdP3sJZ

Other Links: https://www.reverbnation.com/lookoutgang

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Soul, Funk, Pop

Lesson Zero

LESSON ZERO DC MUSIC ROCKS

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Band/Artist Name: LESSON ZERO

Recommended if you like: Beatles, The Guess Who, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys

Story behind your band/artist name: When I joined this band, they changed the name from Tight Shoes to The Kinetics. When the other guitar player left, they changed the name to Less Than Zero. I said, "Wait a minute, are we going to change the name of the band every time a new person comes in?" We did shorten it to LESSON ZERO, but kept that ever since.

Band Members: Kerry: bass and vocal; guitar George: guitar and vocal; Terry: drums and vocal; Glenn: guitar, harmonica, and vocal

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Va. - it's where we live

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Our mothers don't pick out our clothes.
Some of us actually work for a living.
We record our original music in our own original studio.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We usually wear shoes.

Official Website URL: www.myspace.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/LESSON-ZERO-83836703341/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lesson-zero/id387818078

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/64V1v0S23ZUf7OFMkxjBjF

Other Links: www.youtube.com/lessonzero

www.reverbnation.com/lessonzero

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: indie rock, pop rock, blues, cajun, country, alternative

Lionize

Lionize DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Website: www.lionizemusic.com

Band/Artist Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/Lionizemusic

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lionize/id415819941

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7CHSYmznE4PHONcXTtQgNU

3 incredibly interesting and entertaining DC related facts about the band? Give us good stuff, not normal bio stuff!: - The band regularly tours internationally, but DC is where it all began.
- The band was first and only band signed to Clutch's label, Weathermaker Music
- The band recorded an album at Harry J studio in Kingston, Jamaica with members of Steel Pulse.

Laura Tsaggaris

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Band/Artist Name: Laura Tsaggaris

Recommended if you like: Aimee Mann, Ryan Adams, Ani DiFranco

Band Members: Bobby Thompson - guitar, Wes Lanich - keys, Ben Tufts - drums, Pat "Hammer" Thornton - bass

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I live in Capitol Hill.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I was a Division I scholarship tennis player at The College of Wlliam & Mary (wife is a tennis pro at a DC-area club) - I had friends at GWU and when I took a bus up to see Tracy Chapman at Lisner Auditorium I fell in love with the city.

First job in DC was at the law firm of Arnold & Porter - my record label, Overtime Records, is named in honor of the many late nights I spent in the studio before I was able to pursue music full-time

Favorite weekend activities: Fridays at 7th Hill Pizza and Sunday night picnics while watching the planes at Gravelly Point with my wife and two boys

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I love living on The Hill and try to support all of the local businesses as much as I can - holla DC Access, Peregrine Espresso, Capitol Hill Frame & Photo, 7th Hill Pizza!

Official Website URL: lauratsaggaris.com

Facebook URL: facebook.com/lauratsaggarismusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/laura-tsaggaris/id89900048

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3UbHoP2n3yrJ0ATIqBHYNO

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: singer-songwriter, americana

M4TR

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: M4TR (em-4-tee-arr)

Recommended if you like: We're really a hybrid - Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel, too many to mention

Story behind your band/artist name: M4TR stands for Music 4 The Revolution

Band Members: abujibran (keys, vocals), Bob Carr (guitar, vocals), Blake Simpkins (bass), Bruce Wyman (Drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :We've all been living here in northern Virginia (Fairfax County) for about a decade or more.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1.) We're actually a band but aspire to be growing collective (looking for new members). We are hoping to inspire other DC area musicians to join us on tracks or at gigs and take on social topics in songs (many are doing that already). If you have a voice, use it!
2.) We played for years together at a UU congregation in ad-hoc cover bands doing small charity events before coming up with this project to play for the wider community. M4TR is basically dad rock that got out of hand because of the current insanity gripping the country. We ain't spring chickens.
3.) Our first album is being produced at Innovation Studio because we were so impressed with Dave Mallen's interview on DC Music Rocks! Our EP of six songs hits stores on July 4.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We're not a partisan band and don't sing lyrics trying to divide the nation any further. We're about hope and healing and using tongue-in-cheek lyrical commentary and funky beats to get people moving and make society stronger - that's our entire vibe. (That being said we're not a huge fan of 45.)

Official Website URL: http://www.m4tr.band

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/music4therevolution

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/m4tr/1360782049

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/64EkB7Iu7ScevQkWuG5SuJ?si=9VHp-39FReeaVp285WxGtQ

Other Links: We have a Patreon page for continuing supporters to get access behind the scenes rehearsals, special events and what not. We're hoping to use it to underwrite the album in progress and maybe some videos.

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: hard rock, punk rock, political rock, funk, disco, piano pop, blues, indie, soul

Melodime

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Melodime, MEL-O-DIME

Recommended if you like: Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty

Story behind your band/artist name: Melodime is a combination of two words, Melody and Time, to represent a sonic deja vu when you hear a song and it takes you to a different place in time. When a strong memory or feeling immediately comes back.

Band Members: Brad (Lead Vox, Guitar), Sammy (Keys, Bass), Jon (Guitars, BGVs), Tyler "Tyg" (drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Virginia / Leesburg

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Melodime also runs a charity organization called "Now I Play Along Too" which gives instruments and support for music lessons to underprivileged and at-risk youth. They've partnered with the DC Dream Center in Washington, DC as well as others to help start music programs in the local community as well as abroad in other countries.

Melodime hosts a large NYE part each year in the DC-area. 2017/2018 is the 5th year in a row hosting at Jammin' Java. The event has expanded to two nights, Dec 30th and 31st. The event features some of the best regional acts and nationally touring artists you need to hear. Tickets are available here: https://www.jamminjava.com/search/?q=melodime

Melodime has been featured on the World's Greatest Floating Music Festival called The Rock Boat for the 5th year in a row. The band plays alongside other great artists including, NEEDTOBREATHE, Gavin DeGraw, Ben Rector, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Will Hoge, Drew Holcombe & The Neighbors, Red Wanting Blue, Green River Ordinance, etc.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: http://www.melodime.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/melodime

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/melodime/301800743

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IV61XSK9zXwMShPnV2hBD

Other Links: http://www.melodime.bandcamp.com
http://www.instagram.com/melodime
https://twitter.com/MELODIME

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: alt-country, americana country,

Milo In The Doldrums

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Band/Artist Name: Milo in the Doldrums

Recommended if you like: Radiohead, Pavement, Nirvana, The Beatles

Band Members: Rob Mays - Vocals and Guitar Richard Smith - Guitar Reis Debruyne - Bass Danny Ortiz - Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Our home base is in Arlington VA, about 3 minutes from DC, where Rob writes and directs the Milo symphony from his T.V. chair.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: When Danny Ortiz isn't drumming for Milo, he frequents jazz jam sessions in DC. 
Rob ate too many ciabatta sweet breads before seeing GWAR at 9:30 club, and ending up getting too paranoid to finish the show. 
Milo in the Doldrums loves playing at Velvet Lounge, especially when Desmond is running sound!
I realize these are terrible facts.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We just want anyone who listens to Milo in the Doldrums to know that we have everyone's best interests at heart, and we apologize if your eardrums are melted in the process.

Official Website URL:

Facebook URL: https://facebook.com/milointhedoldrumsmusic

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1xqvf9dO7m58DU28AF6AV5

Other Links: https://milointhedoldrums.bandcamp.com/

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Indie Rock/ Alternative Rock

Ms. Fridrich & The Messy Ann Band

MS FRIDRICH'S MESSY ANN BAND DC MUSIC ROCKS

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation:  Ms. Fridrich, and Ms. Fridrich's Messy Ann Band,   (Free-Drick)

Recommended if you like: thelonious monk, bonnie raitt, regina spektor, nina simone, jack white, ben folds, fiona apple, florence and the machine, tom waits, amanda palmer

Band Members: sarah, piano & vocals; kirk, drums & vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Arlington, VA

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Last year, Sarah had a blast playing all the piano for a Ben Folds set at the 90's tribute show at IOTA. In May of this year, Kirk and Sarah played at a Code Pink / Stop the Gun Violence protest that was held in front of the White House - yup, we like to rock out for good causes & in unusual places! :-) Fun Fact: Both Kirk's dad and Sarah's dad are active musicians - both drummers! - in the D.C. area. Kirk's dad, Kirk Kubicek, Sr, i addition to being a preacher, plays regularly with the Grateful Dead tribute band, On The Bus. (Kirk often plays WITH his dad, double drum set, in On the Bus, as well!) Sarah's dad, Tom Fridrich, plays with several roots, blues, americana groups in the area, most notably, D.C.'s own Ruthie & The Wranglers.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: successfully crowd-funded our cross-country tour this year
released a new album "Lighter Bones" on September 2nd, 2016

Official Website URL: http://www.messyannband.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/msfridrich

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ms.-fridrich/id481722864

Spotify Link: http://open.spotify.com/artist/68dguBL6vLF6XNKdiJSwzi

Other Links: http://msfridrich.bandcamp.com
http://www.instagram.com/msfridrich/
http://www.msfridrich.com

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: indie-pop, math rock, jazz, avant-garde pop

Makeup Girl

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Makeup Girl, May-Cup Girl

Recommended if you like: Tame Impala, The Strokes, Frank Ocean

Story behind your band/artist name: There is not a good one haha.

Band Members: Brody - guitar, vocals, bass; Caleb - drums; Johnny - baritone guitar, keyboards; Avery - bass; Bryce - guitar.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We are tied to NE DC and the PG/MD area. Based out of Mount Rainier MD, right on the edge of DC, we largely feel like part of the city of Washington DC, as well as PG county and the state of Maryland.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. The father of Avery and Brody Steck, Charles Steck was in a band with Jeff Nelson of minor threat.
2. Brody and Caleb made their debut Fort Reno appearance playing as 2-piece pop-punk band The Accidentals in 2013 opening for the DC band Priest. The Washington City Post falsely reported that the band was an acapella group also named The Accidentals. Fun times :)
3. Brody took guitar lessons from the DC-guitar legend Mary Timony for 2 or 3 years. They only stopped because Mary's band Ex Hex blew up!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We love DC music and try to embrace many different styles we hear in the area in our music. Our EP "Living Safe" is our biggest and best EP yet, and we hope that whoever listens to it can find something of their own in the music. We will include streaming links as well as a link to the press release below.

Official Website URL: http://www.makeupgirlband.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/makeupgirlband/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/makeup-girl/1216395732

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3pcMLrgADeHO8P3UnKBL4C

Other Links: "Living Safe" out May 11th: https://soundcloud.com/makeupgirlband/sets/living-safe/s-SwFG4
Press Release: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1caFyJJGnwP8baXgaQzPAJOTDxtNR-xDwXXih4mLHZnc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupgirlband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeupgirlband

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: RnB, psych rock, pop rock, indie rock, psychadelic rock, funk, latin, jazz, alternative, trippy rock

The North Country

The North Country DC Music Rocks


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Each current band member: First name, nickname (if any) and instrument: : Andrew Grossman - guitar, lead vocals; Leah Gage - drums, vocals; Austin Blanton - bass, vocals

Recommended If You Like:  OK Go

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC? : Columbia Heights, NW

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band that are related to persons/places/things/events that happened in the Washington DC area. Give us fun stuff, not normal bio stuff! : North Country members Andrew Grossman and Leah Gage are also founding members of The Bathtub Republic, the house venue and artist collective.

Their most recent record was recorded largely in the Bathtub Republic. The sound of 11th St NW can be heard on the last track, "Still in Love with the World"

The North Country's first show was in December of 2010 at Rock and Roll Hotel with Paperhaus and Presto Bando.

Band/Artist Official Website: : www.thenorthcountrymusic.com/

Band/Artist Facebook URL: : www.facebook.com/thenorthcountrymusic

Names

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Recommended if you like: Tame Impala, Interpol, Arcade Fire, Radio Head, John Mayer, Phish

Story behind your band/artist name: We came up with NAMES after a tireless search for a band name and brand identity that fit our music. We had countless suggestions and searched through spotify and domain names for months until we were exasperated and it hit us... fuck it, let's call ourselves NAMES. We play beat driven rock music laced with electronics and live shows that are highly visual and cinematic; NAMES is the flexible and non-descript backdrop for that creative expression.

Band Members: Josh Miller: Guitar, Vocals, Synth, Didgeridoo; Mitch Bennett: Guitar, Vocals, Synth; Steve Gaudio: Bass; Andrew Labens: Drums, Drum Sampler

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Petworth

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. We are DC's first and only neo-psychedelic monkey rock band
2. We have only been pooped on once at a show
3. Music we do not play: Post-Punk, Proto-Punk, Experimental-Punk, Kraut-Punk, Glam-Punk, Garage-Punk, Punk Rock Fusion, Afro-Punk, Peace-Punk, Skate-Punk, Spanish Raw Punk, Punk

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.names-music.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/namesmusicofficial/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/names/id1182857304?i=1182857398

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/track/71P5xjhBg5T0xFOyiVYeff?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open&si=6LGaxKpV

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/names_music/

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock

The Orchid

THE ORCHID DC MUSIC ROCKS

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Band/Artist Name: The Orchid

Recommended if you like: Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai

Story behind your band/artist name: The Orchid began life as a four-piece ensemble inspired by a shared appreciation of mind-expanding instrumental music, science fiction, and the unexplained phenomena inhabiting the far corners of the universe. The band's name derives from one of the mysterious stations on the popular TV show, LOST..

Band Members: Brian Anderson (drums), Jason Garber (guitar), Mark Lee (guitar), Clay Redding (bass), James Wolf (violin, guitar, keys)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Washington, DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - We contributed a track to the recent ACLU benefit compilation released by DC label, Verses Records.
- Our music has been featured on WAMU 88.5 as part of their Bandwidth Capital Soundtrack program.
- We've performed locally at Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9, Velvet Lounge, and IOTA.
- We've shared stages with nationally and internationally touring acts such as The Twilight Sad (FatCat Records), Lost In The Trees (ANTI- Records), El Ten Eleven (Fake Record Label), and The End Of The Ocean (Future Recordings).

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: In 2015, we collaborated with Jonah Matranga (onelinedrawing, Far) on a remixed version of our original song, "Shadowing Lull."

Official Website URL: https://whoistheorchid.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/whoistheorchid/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-orchid/id77784209

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2n128iwOn5uLS8568XNRCQ

Other Links: https://theorchid.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/theorchid
https://vimeo.com/whoistheorchid

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: post-rock, instrumental, ambient

Of Tomorrow

Of Tomorrow DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name: of Tomorrow

Recommended if you like: Muse, Umphrey's McGee, Radiohead, Weather Report,

Story behind your band/artist name: The full story of how we met, our concept, our first show, and how it has grown to its current state is concisely explained here, in our recent interview with Mike Sains of Audio Barre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozxrldCmIY

Band Members: Geoff Browning (guitar, vocals), Jon Modell (drums/percussion), Nick Soderstrom (bass), and a rotating cast of our favorite musicians/collaborators who never fail to keep things fresh, creative, and inspiring.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Geoff lives on Capitol Hill in DC - and we even recorded part of our record there. Jon Modell lives in Falls Church, and Nick Soderstrom lives in DC. So, DC is our current home base.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We are good friends with DC's own Oddisee (http://www.npr.org/2017/02/18/515388491/oddisees-the-iceberg-has-a-trove-of-stories-beneath-its-surface), and we share a few bandmates with his band GOOD COMPNY, including Ralph Real (keys) and DJ UNOWN (mpc/samples). They are amazing. We recently lent them our practice space, so they could use it to get ready for their tour 0 and Oddisee made a promo video about our "secret" practice space (see here - https://www.facebook.com/oddiseemusic/videos/10154573022707982/). 
2. Our lead singer Geoff Browning worked on Capitol Hill for Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, and other Democrats - on the front lines of legislative fights over education, foreign affairs, defense, consumer protection/financial services, and other issues. He helped Barney with his book, wrote and performed an original song for his wedding (the first-ever time a sitting member of congress married a same-sex partner), and ultimately asked Barney to record lyrics for a song on our new album, which he did. Barney was the former chair of the Financial Services Committee, and author of Dodd-Frank. Listen to his track here: https://voidlife.bandcamp.com/track/floutro-ft-hfsc-chairman-barney-frank-ret-author-dodd-frank-act

3. Jon Modell, our drummer, is a fixture on the DC music scene - he has played in tons of bands (since high school) with members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, etc - he toured with Fort Knox Five - he also toured with (and learned how to play reggae from) Junior Marvin, Bob Marley's guitar player. He used to play in Nappy Riddem as well, and sometimes still plays dates with them. 

4. Our album is being distributed by VoidLife records, out of College Park Maryland, our dear friends who are doing amazing things on the DC music scene. The album itself can be downloaded for FREE on our website (www.bandoftomorrow.com), but for anyone who would like to order a physical copy, or who wants to pay us for the digital download, they can go over to the VL bandcamp (http://voidlife.bandcamp.com/album/of-tomorrow) and scoop it up there. Every physical CD order ships with personalized trinkets, thank yous, drawings on the envelope, and more. Come join the community!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Our bass player Nick Soderstrom studied music in Sweden (at conservatory) and New Orleans (at Loyola) - his speed, dexterity, and timing are a thing to behold. For a good example of this, check out the song Basslove on our album, featuring Jon Ferrara from Consider the Source. Jon is an old friend and another prominent bass player - so when we asked him to play on our album (and duel with Nick), he was pretty excited to do it. 

Official Website URL: www.bandoftomorrow.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/oftomorrowband

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/of-tomorrow/id1211741208

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5dfaJkgLrra6d15JNkR7Mn

Other Links: www.instagram.com/bandoftomorrow
www.twitter.com/bandoftomorrow
http://www.songkick.com/artists/8950354-of-tomorrow
voidlife.bandcamp.com/album/of-tomorrow

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Our posters and flyers say: funk / rock / reggae / samba / hip-hop / trip-hop / neo-soul / horn section / explosion from the moon

Owen Danoff

owen danoff dc music rocks

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Band/Artist Name: Owen Danoff

Recommended if you like: James Bay, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer

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What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northwest DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Owen's mom owned a restaurant in DC called Starland Cafe!
Owen loves to skateboard and his favorite skatepark is in RFK stadium.
Owen had his 8th birthday party at the National History Museum!
Owen got to represent DC on NBC's The Voice!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Owen has a show at Jammin' Java on January 13th and at AMP on April 15th!

Official Website URL: www.owendanoff.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/owendanoff

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/owen-danoff/id503715418

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7umPBoDfPoLdDGMhF6X26l

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Folk Rock, Folk Pop