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Better Homes

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Better Homes || Like the magazine

Recommended if you like: blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Panic! at the Disco, Paramore, Motion City Soundtrack

Story behind your band/artist name: Taken from the song "Better Homes and Gardens" by Taking Back Sunday

Band Members: Hayls, Vocals; Aaron Sorge, Guitar/Vocals; Nick Sloane, Guitar/Vocals; Will Gies, 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 : Northern Virginia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Vocalist Hayls has been and continues to be involved in numerous local theater productions, including Spring Awaking, Hairspray, and currently La Cage Aux Folles.

The band's latest release, February's EP Cardiosonus, was completely written, recorded and produced by the band themselves in their own home studio put together by guitarist Aaron Sorge. The only outside members working on the production side of the project were co-mixing by Brandon Holguin and Mastering by Sean Robinson.

Each one of us was voted Best Hair in High School. This is how we all met.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We have a show at the Rock & Roll Hotel with the FANTASTIC boys in In Your Memory on July 28th.

Official Website URL: https://www.betterhomesband.com/

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/better-homes/id1042895853

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BuBOLntLkJPxyRXvgoAce

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Punk,

Colourtheory

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Colourtheory - Cuh-ler Theer-ry

Recommended if you like: Alkaline Trio and Foo Fighters are main inspirations.

Story behind your band/artist name: Our singer (Tristan) is an amazing comic book artist and just an amazing artist in general and thought about the actual theory behind color and how certain colors portray different emotions. Then we put a "u" in color and made it all one word for uniqueness.

Band Members: Tristan Foster (Vocals/Guitar), Tanner Campos (Guitar), Nick Saah (Bass), Cooper Long (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 : Sterling and Chantilly

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: We have an EP out right now titled "13" and we will be releasing our full length "Heartbreakers Club" soon!

Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/colourtheoryva

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/13-single/1323922850

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ebut13w8Uvm5FJ8S3874P

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

https://instagram.com/colourtheoryva

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk

Curse Words

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Band/Artist Name: Curse Words

Recommended if you like: Green Day, Weezer, The Clash, The Menzingers, NOFX

Band Members: Tommy - Guitar & Vocals, Pete - Guitar & Vocals, Aaron - Bass & Back-up Vocals, Craig - 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 : Takoma, Washington DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Curse Words likes engaging discussions about outer space, the Renaissance Festival, science-fiction, WVU sports & the DC United, pinball, NY style pizza, retro video games and tacos. Curse Words has no dislikes, there's too much negativity out there already.

Individually:
Tommy reads a lot of fantasy books, plays too much basketball for his own good, and wishes he was good at skateboarding. He spent the entire summer at the pool floating on a pineapple raft.

Pete is the talented one in the band, and he is good at shredding the guitar, designing cool websites and can use the computer real good. He also secretly wishes he played the drums in the band. Pete owns a house and therefore is the responsible one in the band by default.

Aaron is originally from Pittsburgh and moved to DC a few years ago. He occasionally uses funny Pittsburgh slang that the rest of the band doesn't understand and things tend to get contentious during the hockey season. He is the band's whiskey expert.

Craig is the band's outdoorsman. He knows everything about every plant, animal, and fungus ever. When he's not playing the drums, Craig can be found mushroom hunting, bird watching, or chopping logs.

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

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

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/curse-words/id982897866

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4m0IlJGtu09OBS0ACAVuYK

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: punk rock, pop punk, indie rock, alternative

Little League Champs

Little League Champs

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Little League Champs

Recommended if you like: Blink 182, 5SOS, Beyonce, The Ataris, The 1975

Story behind your band/artist name: A group that always wears old little league shirts and gives a good excuse to wear eye black on stage!

Band Members: Javy-Vocals/Guitar; Chris Mac-Bass/Vocals; Al-Guitar/Vocals; Brett-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 : Currently residing in Southwest Waterfront and Adams Morgan

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Started as a cover band playing your favorite hits from the early 2000s and on
Brett and Al are brothers even though one has dark hair and the other is a ginger
Wear eye black during every show because, you know, the lights are bright...

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Releasing our Debut EP Hot Ice! on May 11th. Released our first single Nancy that is streaming on all platforms!

Official Website URL: www.champsband.com

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/little-league-champs/1335872538

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4sGxSVQDT6AXyKD54RFezb

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: indie, pop punk, alt

Menage A Garage

Menage A Garage MAG DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Name: Ménage À Garage

Recommended if you like: Pixies, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Fugazi, They Might Be Giants

Band Members: JB - vocals/guitar, Jenny - bass, Alyson - 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 : DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. John and Jenny met because of Flashband, and were introduced to Alyson by the current admin of Flashband, Miles Ryan. Miles also owns 7DrumCity, where we rehearse, and which is a hub of indie music in DC.
2. We all live in the District, and are strong believers in our city and living within its borders.
3. We aspire to play every venue in the District at least once!

Official Website URL:  https://magrocks.bandcamp.com/

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/menage-a-garage/id1056873437

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3q0G76hggzFdcKikxXHJpZ

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: punk pop, pop rock, alternative rock, indie rock, indie punk

Mitchell Kenyon

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Mitchell Kenyon (Mitchell Kĕnyĕn)

Recommended if you like: Green Day, Blink-182, The Beatles, The Who

Story behind your band/artist name: Just my name

Band Members: Mitchell Kenyon on guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Mitchell is a multi instrumentalist that is diving in to the world of political music, he wants to go to veterinary school and attends the University of Maryland College Park

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: He is a political activist following as best as he can in the footsteps of his idol, John Lennon.

"What Happens Next" is the start of his new sound after the recent political turmoil that has been dividing the country.

Official Website URL: mitchellkenyon.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/mitchellkenyonmusic/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mitchell-kenyon/id1152960691

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/00fX52DRsi1NJXdGkSSxC5

Other Links: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Mitchell_Kenyon?id=A7er63wiho7pc5tmtybci6jmoaa&hl=en
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B01M11ZNYJ?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Mitchell%20Kenyon&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

Main Genre: Hard Rock

Other Genres: punk rock, pop punk, political rock, hard rock, rock and roll

Nine To Five

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Band/Artist Website (not Facebook):  https://ninetofivedc.bandcamp.com

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

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nine-to-five/552253507?app=itunes

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/07lMR3KJVMzdZNhiUcMAbW

Other Social Media Tags?: @ninetofivedc

What part of the DC/DMV region is the band/artist connected to AND HOW?: Nine To Five is practices in Virginia and plays shows mostly in DC and VA. They have been involved in the music scene for about a year and a half and have played with all types of bands from hardcore to bluegrass.

What might we say to introduce the band/artist on the show?: Nine To Five is 3-piece punk rock band based in DC, described as a power trio "with the tones and growls of the late '80s blended with the more melodic sound of Southern California punk rock." The boys have been playing around the area for about a year and a half, playing local venues such as Jammin Java, the Velvet Lounge, and the Treehouse Lounge. They're looking forward to sharing a new set of songs that we think will resonate well with our growing fan base!

3 funny facts or stories about the artist/bands relationship with the DC Area?: 1) Nick and Brian have known each other and have attended the same schools together since kindergarten. They graduated from Gonzaga High School off of North Capitol and I Street in NW. 
2) Brian thinks taking his shirt off mid-set will impress the ladies. It doesn't.
3) Andrew never smiles in band pictures. You have to catch him when he's smiling by accident.

Is there a message to the DC region that the band/artist would want posted?: Come check out our upcoming shows! We have some new jams that have yet to be recorded!

Main Genre: Punk

Secondary Genre: Rock

Other Genres: classic punk, pop punk

The Split Seconds

The Split Seconds DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Website (not Facebook): www.thesplitseconds.com/

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

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-split-seconds/990893044?app=itunes

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/41xPhkSjM2gOZXZIkNaU5p

Recommended if you like:  Green Day, The Buzzcocks, Deadboys

3 incredibly interesting and entertaining DC related facts about the band? Give us good stuff, not normal bio stuff!: 1) Drew's old band The Coastals recorded with producer Don Zientara (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Rites of Spring) and put out a record on Dischord
2) During college Drew worked as a security officer at DC office buildings including the building where Bob Dole works
3) Drew got forcibly ejected from a Kill Lincoln show at Rock and Roll Hotel for telling the security guard to go F*** himself

Our bassist Stephen is a grad of American University and sells guitars at Chuck Levins. 

Drummer Sean is a recent transplant from Michigan who is a world class euphonium player who has toured Europe with orchestras. 

2nd guitar Alex is a computer science student in his last semester at UMCP.

Spencer Joyce

Spencer Joyce DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Spencer Joyce (Spen-Sir Joys)

Recommended if you like: Ed Sheeran Folk, Maroon 5 R&B, Green Day Punk, with hints of Coldplay Art Rock & Eric Clapton Blues

Story behind your band/artist name:

Band Members: Spencer Joyce - Vocals, Guitar, Live-Looping, Beat-boxing

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. I was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, lived there until 15, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, living in Ashburn until 18, then Purcellville until 22 before moving to Annapolis, where I have lived since August 2015 with my now-fiance Tracey.
2. I perform as a one-man-band, using a live-looping station to create percussion sounds and backing tracks live on the spot.
3. I'm a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.
4. I'm an amateur cook, my best recipes are for meatballs, grilled pizza, smoked pulled pork, and chocolate lava cakes among other things.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: 1. I released my new EP, Bad Poker Face, on Friday, July 21st to CD Baby and almost all online retailers and streaming services. 
2. I played both The Nextival and Artscape in the month of July 2017.

Official Website URL: http://stjoycemusic.com

Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/STJoyceMusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/spencer-joyce/id795680766

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Gc5L2r4u1KW4In5Fje438

Other Links: https://instagram.com/stjoycemusic

Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: Indie Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-songwriter, Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Pop-Punk

Tired All The Time

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Tired All The Time (pronounced exactly like all those words are usually pronounced)

Recommended if you like: Alkaline Trio, The Sidekicks, Protomartyr

Story behind your band/artist name: The band is actually posing as a fake pharma company, and their "services aim to calm and soothe the existential stress of life without simply masking the symptoms."

Band Members: Edward Barakauskas, M. Richard Talley, Brian Miller,

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Do you find yourself tired? Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Does your body seem to always ache? Are you finding it hard to stay motivated as the world around you grows increasingly alienating and bleak? Here at Tired all the Time, our expert developers are working day and night to provide the most effective solutions to alleviate your condition. Our services aim to calm and soothe the existential stress of life without simply masking the symptoms.

We believe music has the power to change lives. That’s why musical innovation has become a core value in our mission. Our Washington, DC office has assembled a team of imaginauts from a diverse background of specialties: Medicine, Mental Health, Musical Composition, Finance, Design, and Literature Conservation. We believe their combined experiences help us connect with our clients by bringing invaluable insight into the universal struggle of the human condition.

Last year saw successful beta-testing amongst sample audiences in the Mid-Atlantic region with TATT’s musical division debut release, “Please Stop” We are delighted to report subjective data from trials were overwhelmingly positive with only minimal perceptible harm and zero confirmed casualties. Selections were featured on local NPR affiliate WAMU 88.5 FM, and TATT established an exciting new partnership with Flag Day Recordings, an experimental music label that recognized our vision. Moving forward, analysis from early product performance has allowed TATT to further refine our product into something truly special. It brings us great pleasure to present our latest state-of-the-art offering: An album titled, BE WELL.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: 
Be Well EP out 8/17/18 via Flag Day Recordings
https://flagdayrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/be-well

Official Website URL: http://www.noisyghostpr.com/tiredallthetime

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

Instagram Handle: https://www.instagram.com/tiredallthetimeband/

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tired-all-the-time/1219670449?mt=1&app=music

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0eOzhVmKJyuBnewwdGe3A3

Other Links: https://flagdayrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/be-well

Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: post punk, doom pop, heavy pop, pop punk, rock, alternative

Underdog Champs

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Band/Artist Name: Underdog Champs

Recommended if you like: The Story So Far, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line

Story behind your band/artist name: We are constantly underdogs in life, aspiring to become champions

Band Members: Mark - vocals, Nick - guitar, Josh - drums, Justin - 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 : We all grew up in Northern VA and went to shows at Jaxx, Empire, Jammin Java, Sterling Community Center, etc. Some of us live in Richmond now

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -We played our first headlining show ever at the Electric Maid in DC, sold out, and the a/c broke, it was about 110 degrees in the room and we almost passed out from heat stroke!

-Justin goes clubbing in DC!

-Mark once slept in the zoo... he was allowed to, he isn't homeless

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

Official Website URL: underdogchamps.com

Facebook URL: facebook.com/underdogchamps

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/mz/artist/underdog-champs/id1005379534

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2d1rag82OG9td6JMXm4ODa

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Main Genre: Punk

Other Genres: Pop Punk, Pop Rock