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Band/Artist Name: Backbeat Underground

Recommended if you like: Charles Bradley, The Funk Ark, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings / Soulive / Galactic

Story behind your band/artist name: it's a terrible name - naming by committee which I guess is a very DC thing. Though Underground refers to our origins the the GWU basement studios where we started.

Band Members: Satya (sax, percussion) / Arejay (drums) / Gerald (bass) / John (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 : NW DC - Petworth / Arlington

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Played at all the Funk Parades!
Performed at the Labor Day Music Festival at The Lincoln Theatre - September 2016
Released The Labor Day Sessions three track EP in October 2016

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

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/backbeat-underground/id1166036432

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/0bzZ0FILlYhJxAy57se7Hw

Main Genre: Funk

Other Genres: jazz, soul, groove

Exoplanets

Exoplanets

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Exoplanets

Recommended if you like: Zeppelin, Zappa, Floyd with elements of blues jazz and funk sprinkled in.

Story behind your band/artist name: We're a space rock band dreaming of leaving this planet behind.

Band Members: Mike (Lead guitar and vocals), Duncan (Bass and vocals), Jimmy (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 : Band members hail from Maryland and DC (greater DC Metro)

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: Please use soundcloud audio if possible, as it has the most recent masters.

Official Website URL: http://exoplanet.rocks

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/exoplanet.rocks

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/escape-ep/1357788298?mt=1&app=music

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/71LGWsp1WJIFc6q4ODxeL6?si=8QxDyKpxQIyjN4OGtNF1kg

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: experimental space rock jamband progressive psychedelic

Moogatu

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Band/Artist Name: Moogatu

Recommended if you like: Umphrey's McGee, Allman Brothers, Yes, Metallica, Gov't Mule

Band Members: Chris Lee (guitar), Brian Raubacher (guitar/vocals), Jeff Hunter (drums), Brian Zupruk (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 : Virginia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - played the 2016 LOCKN Festival

Official Website URL: moogatu.net

Facebook URL: facebook.com/moogatuband

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/5tCdzkyvxoe0PJM0eYSng5

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/moogatu/id907586302

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

Main Genre: Hard Rock

Other Genres: jam band, progressive, metal, funk, dance