DC Music Rocks Festival
@ 9:30 Club - Aug 18 2018

This is it!  Our favorite annual event, bringing 5 of DC's incredible local bands from various genres together for one night of incredible music that's from right here around DC!  What makes it special:

  • Girls Rock! DC - A portion of the proceeds will go to support this local music education organization that does great work, GirlsRock!DC. Have you met these girls?  Do you know about this incredible organization?  They'll be partying with us!  Come meet them!
  • Hashtag, Photobooth, And Giveaways! - We have plans for a photo booth!  We love seeing and sharing your photos on the big screen at the event and online, we'll have a slide show going to share all these great photos all night.  Favorite photos get free giveaways!
  • More Local Talent! - In between the acts we're looking at options, including a DJ from Girls Rock! DC spinning tunes, local singer-songwriter talent contest, and more.  Follow the facebook event DC Music Rocks social media for all the details as this event comes together.  

Come join the fun!!

GirlsRock! DC

With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and creative space for girls, non-binary, and trans youth of varying racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; abilities; identities; and experiences to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up, and rock out through music!  

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Pebble To Pearl

Genre:  R&B/Funk/Pop

Recommended if you like: A mix of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Tina Turner

Bio:  Pebble to Pearl (P2P) creates a unique blend of funk, rock, fierce and powerful blues fused and delivered with soulful grooves and incomparable vocals. They display a tapestry of sound that will truly captivate, mesmerize, and send chills down your spine, while undeniably keeping you entertained and dancing. Their self-entitled EP, debuted in March 2018, holds no bounds in blending a combination of funky blues rock with hard hitting and flawless vocals.  If you haven't seen them in action, you are missing a key note in the chromatic scale. They throw in everything but the kitchen sink into their show and leave a lasting impression and the need for wanting more.


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Black Dog Prowl

Genre:  Hard Rock

Recommended if you like: Soundgarden, Nirvana, STP, QOTSA.

Bio:  Black Dog Prowl is considered one of Washington, DC's hardest hitting rock bands. The four-piece showcases original material ranging from the slow, down-tuned to a fast-paced kick in the teeth. The band has built their reputation on a powerful live show, playing and headlining notable DC area venues over the past decade and sharing the stage with renowned acts like Steel Panther, Candlebox, The Parlor Mob, The Answer, and A Thousand Horses. In 2016, the band recorded and released the EP Have A Little, featuring the single "Shame." Independently released, Have A Little marked the band's first new release since the 2013 single "No Robots" and their fourth studio effort. On March 2017, as the band embarked on a tour through Mexico, Black Dog Prowl also digitally released The Voice Memo Bootlegs. The live EP is a compilation of live tracks from the band's live and acoustic sets, including the debut of the previously unreleased track "Salt the Earth," a song which will be among the band's newest material, set to be released in the Summer of 2018.


Kid Brother

Genre:  Rock/Folk/Indie

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

Bio:   Kid Brother is an independent band from Northern Virginia, founded when the celestial space gods called upon Richard, Dylan, Lindsey, Sam, and Christian to go forth and create a band in the spring of the year of our lords, 2016. Focused on originality and genuine lyricism, Kid Brother fuses together elements from rock and roll, indie, folk and blues to create a sound that is their own.


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Genre:  Hip Hop/Funk/Jazz/Indie

Recommended if you like: The Flaming Lips, The Notorious BIG

Bio:  What do you get when you cross indie pop rock with introspective uplifting vocals, funky bass lines, a horn section, and a splash of absolutely radiant loving energy?!?! Hailing from Washington DC, Allthebestkids are pioneering their own Hip Pop Psych Rock sound. It must be seen & experienced to truly understand. This 10 person band brings an abundance of brilliantly powerful energy and awareness. The name helps to heal the the listener. They remind us that we are ALL Best Kids at heart <3



Genre:  Rock/Blues/Grunge

Recommended if you like: Foo Fighters, Jet, AC/DC, Alice in Chains,The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers; Soundgarden

Bio:  Fellowcraft is an original Grunge-Blues Trio from Washington DC whose sound has been described as Alice in Chains meets the Black Keys. All three members favor a minimalistic approach to Rock and Roll that allows each instrument to be featured prominently. Fellowcraft released their debut EP in March of 2015 and followed it with their first full length record Get Up Young Phoenix on New Year’s Day in 2016. Their 3rd release Three is due out in summer 2018.