12/04/18 - Special Guest: Heather Mae

This week on DC Music Rocks, Heather Mae, an artist who writes music for the light seekers and the good trouble makers, stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Schreiner, SHAED, MioTiga, and Crys Matthews.

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Heather Mae Bio/Links:

Interview Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojhQZQ2Jrys

Heather Mae writes music for the light seekers and the good trouble makers. Her upcoming record, "Glimmer", is a record for when you're in the dark, searching for the light. Piano driven alt-pop featuring cinematic strings, vibrant brass, and a driving bass line, compliment atmospheric tom-heavy drums (a la Fleetwood Mac’s "Go Your Own Way"). Mae, a powerhouse performer and earthshaking vocalist, has taken her personal struggle with mental health, placed it into a record and live show, and turned her experience into a universal light force that shines for every audience member. This is not your mother's social justice music. This is not a flower-in-your-hair, solo acoustic guitar performer singing songs and taking encores while throwing peace. Heather is an empowering, on-fire, musical experience delivered via explosive vocals over high energy rhythm-heavy instrumentation that bursts in the chest of every audience member, moved to their core by her passion and message of self-love. Dubbed “the new queer Adele” by L-Mag, Heather Mae won the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase and has opened for acclaimed musical artists such as Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Holly Near, Tom Goss, Chris Pureka, and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Consider donating to her Kickstarter and being the glimmer in the dark for someone who needs it: 

KICKSTARTED: bit.ly/betheglimmer

www.heathermae.net

@heathermaemusic

Heather Mae
Heather Mae

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Uh Oh Love, by Schreiner (Rock, Pop Rock)

  2. Glimmer, by Heather Mae (Pop/Singer-Songwriter)
    THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE ANYWHERE YOU CAN HEAR THIS SONG, it’s not on the web anywhere, and only available as part of the video on her Kick-starter page.

  3. ***Melt, by SHAED (Pop, Indie Pop)

  4. ***Is It Enough, by MioTiga (Indie, Indie R&B)

  5. We Must Be Free, by Crys Matthews (Folk/Americana)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) OUR ONE OF A KIND HOLIDAY PLAYLIST! Enjoy our Holiday Playlist!  We created it in collaboration with Listen Local First in DC!  Fantastic 4 hour playlist to have on at your holiday events!! Finally a playlist of holiday songs you HAVEN’T already heard for years!  Enjoy the holidays AND support DC’s music scene!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7zPjpBtLzDExnPy2iSPx4r

2) OUR CALENDAR NOW DISPLAYS SHOWS IN A 50 MILE DRIVING RADIUS AROUND DC
With the latest updates we made, we’re now covering a 50 mile radius, which is now more inclusive of shows in the suburbs!  We hope you’ll take a look, see what kind of great shows are happening in your neighborhood coming up! Remember you can filter by location, hit the gray button and filter by City and State near you!
https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Jason Masi - Capture The Heart
    11 Song Full Pop Album - RIYL Amos Lee, John Mayer, Ben Harper

  • Caustic Casanova - Pantheon: Vol. 3
    4 Song Hard Rock EP - RIYL Rush, Black Sabbath, Torche, Kyuss, Clutch

  • Makeup Girl - Plans
    Rock Single - RIYL Tame Impala, The Strokes, Frank Ocean

  • Cat Janice - Pricey
    Rock Single - RIYL Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Norah Jones

  • ARIA - Wave
    Hip Hop Single - RIYL Russ, NF, Young Thug

  • Alecia Renece - Matter
    R&B 7 Song Album - Lianne La Havas, India.Arie, Corrine Bailey Rae


HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!

Go see a show! Research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!

Dec 7 - Fri
Jonny Grave @ State Theatre in Falls Church, VA (Genre: Blues)
FeelFree @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD (Genre: Reggae)
Reed Appleseed & The Woodshedders @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Genre: Folk/Country/Indie)

Dec 8 - Sat
Mystery Friends with the Colonies and Lavender @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
Hayley Fahey Music, Opening for Jonathan Sloane at the Soundry in Columbia, MD
Black Dog Prowl @ Dangerously Delicious Pies in Washington, DC

**Our local music calendar is the only place showing you where DC’s talent is playing around DC! See the full list!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Dec 9 - Sun
Rachel Levitin, Emily Henry & more at “Project HERA Presents Women Who Rock: The 90's @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC

Dec 13 - Thu
Thievery Corporation in town from their ‘Treasures From The Temple Tour’ @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
A Shrewdness of Apes @ Dangerously Delicious Pies in Washington, DC
Better Homes @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
Marielle Kraft @ Sofar Sounds in Washington, DC


GREAT RESOURCES & LINKS

LOCAL MUSIC CALENDAR

DC ARTIST DATABASE

ALL OUR PLAYLISTS

Specific playlists we update weekly:

EMAIL SIGNUP LINK - For those who don't already conveniently get all this via email!


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Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


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11/27/18 - Special Guest: Broke Royals

This week on DC Music Rocks, Broke Royals, a band that always deliver premium rock & roll, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by RVSSLL, Sub-Radio, Reed Appleseed, and Luke James Shaffer.

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Broke Royals

Broke Royals Bio/Links:

Interview Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo32UHTMs2o

Broke Royals was not supposed to be a band. In 2013, Colin Cross and Philip Basnight met at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Basnight was playing as a solo acoustic act and Cross was breaking ground on a recording studio after years as a touring musician.

After finishing his studio in 2014, Cross needed demos to entice potential clients and he invited Basnight to record some of his songs in the new studio. In their first sessions, the chemistry was palpable and musical partnership was born under the name Broke Royal. 

Over the last four years, Basnight and Cross honed a singular sound and toured the country. Joined by live members Taimir Gore and Ben Wilson, Broke Royals always deliver premium rock & roll. True to the roots of their earliest moments in the studio, Basnight and Cross continue to find new ways to meld the genres and inspiration that define their exciting new sound, which Billboard called "arena-ready" and earned them the title as "one of the best live bands in DC" by CBS. 

Website
Facebook
Twitter
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Broke Royals
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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Be Me (feat. ZaZa Maree), by RVSSLL (DJ, Funk, Alternative)

  2. Bad Chemicals, by Broke Royals (Rock/Folk)

  3. We’re All a Little Crazy, by Luke James Shaffer (Indie, Folk)

  4. ***Boxes and Boxes, by Reed Appleseed (Folk, Alternative)

  5. Flashback, by Sub-Radio (Indie/Indie Pop)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enjoy our Holiday Playlist!  We created it in collaboration with Listen Local First in DC!  Fantastic 4 hour playlist to have on at your holiday events!! Finally a playlist of holiday songs you HAVEN’T already heard for years!  Enjoy the holidays AND support DC’s music scene!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7zPjpBtLzDExnPy2iSPx4r


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Wylder - Ready To Break
    (Indie Single -  RIYL One Republic, Maroon 5)

  • Eli Lev - One Road
    (Indie Single - RIYL Tom Petty, Mumford and Sons, Johnny Cash, Ben Harper, The Lumineers)

  • Uptown Boys Choir - Get Help
    (8 Song Rock Album - RIYL Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams, Butch Walker)

  • Black Dog Prowl - Fine Lousy State
    (5 Song Hard Rock/Metal Album - RIYL Soundgarden, Nirvana, Fu Manchu, Alice in Chains and Foo Fighters)

  • Christos DC - Still Living Dub
    (Instrumental Reggae Dub Single)

  • Wings Denied - Message In A Bottle
    (Hard Rock/Metal Cover of old tune by The Police you might like)

  • Mackenzie Fisher - Doors
    (Indie Single - RIYL Birdy, Christina Perri, Nora Jones, Colbie Caillat)


VIDEO

PLAYLISTS


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Do you have any shows on your personal calendar to see coming up? Here’s a few of the upcoming shows we’re stoked about!  Our custom local music calendar is the only place online showing you exclusively where DC’s talent is playing around DC! So see a show…or two…or three…research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Nov 30 - Fri
Jason Masi @ Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, VA
(Pop, Album Release with a band, this one’s gonna be good, likely worth the drive, RIYL Amos Lee, John Mayer, Ben Harper)
Wylder @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC
(Pop/Folk/Indie Powerhouse, don’t play around too often, this one should be good!)
Flasher @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
(Rock, been out touring for months, a rare show back home. RIYL Priests, Ought, Sneaks, a-ha, Duran Duran)
Surprise Attack & Throwing Plates @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC
(Funk/Jam Band AND Indie/Folk?! This one should be good!)

Dec 1 - Sat
Elizabeth II @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC
(She talked about this when she was our guest on 11/13, awesome rock guitarist, RIYL Halestorm, Hole, Foo Fighters)
Eric Scott @ Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
(Awesome Funk/Pop/Rock Mix at a comfortable venue, opening for a great act, RIYL Marc Broussard, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Amos Lee)
Caustic Casanova @ Atlas Brew Works in Washington, DC
(Album Release! Ready to rock…HARD? RIYL Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Rush, Black Sabbath, Torche, Kyuss, Clutch, Boris, Soundgarden)

Dec 2 - Sun
Luke James Shaffer & Frass Green @ Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Washington, DC (Pop)
Lauren Calve @ The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA (Girl can SING! Beefy Folk/Rock)
woodgrove @ Black Cat in Washington, DC (Hard Rock)

Dec 3 - Mon
Sydney Franklin @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA (Delicious R&B)

Dec 4 - Tue
Veronneau @ Blues Alley in Washington, DC (incredible Jazz group)

Dec 6 - Thu
Odetta Hartman @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC (normally out touring, rare home show, Indie artist)


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HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
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11/20/18 - All Music Episode

We have so many artists and songs we've been wanting to share that we took a week without a guest or news so we could concentrate on playing more music!

^^Episode Is Live Now - Click Above (might take time to buffer/load, refresh page if issue)^^

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FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Red Line, by AZTEC SUN (Funk/Soul)

  2. Callout to the Nation, by M4TR (Rock/Hard Rock)

  3. State Radio, by Black Dog Prowl (Hard Rock/Grunge)

  4. Roman, by Better Homes (Hard Rock/Alternative Rock)

  5. Challenger Deep, by Sydney Franklin (R&B/Soul)

  6. Anymore, by Alex Vaughn (R&B)

  7. Gravelly Point, by Mackenzie Fisher (Indie/Singer-Songwriter)

  8. The Adventurer, by Jason Masi (Rock/Acoustic)

  9. Hold On, by Lori Williams (Jazz/Neo-Soul)

  10. Dark Days, by Color Palette (Pop/Electro)

  11. Be Better, by Nah. (Indie/Psychedelic Rock)

  12. The Weekend’s Coming, by Vegas With Randolph (Pop/Power Pop)

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HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   ** M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution)**


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11/13/18 - Special Guest: Elizabeth II

This week on DC Music Rocks, Elizabeth II, a dynamic and punchy rock and roll guitarist and singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C., stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Flying Jacob, Cathy D., The Great Heights Band, and Bottled Up.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II Bio/Links:

Interview Link: https://youtu.be/LfyNM55M7p8

Elizabeth II is a dynamic and punchy rock and roll guitarist and singer-songwriter from Washington DC. She began performing her hard-hitting and raw original songs with a live band in January of 2017. With an eclectic Stevie Nicks nostalgia blended with a new age youthful edge, Elizabeth II combines thunderous vocals with bluesy guitar riffs driven by pulsating rhythms. Beth Cannon (Elizabeth II) is a rising guitar force in the local DC music scene. Pairing bluesy BB King styled licks along with the Contemporary solo styles Steve Vai, she's earned praise from world class guitarists like Slash (Guns n’ Roses), Nick Johnston, and Kevin Thrasher (Escape the Fate). 

Website: www.Elizabethiimusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elizabethiimusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elizabethiimusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYSOwfYIVDc6mT0--5D8jGA?view_as=subscriber

Video of performance for Slash she referenced wasn’t anywhere public we could find it?! Drat! Congrats anyway Beth! Here’s all we found was a photo: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethiiMusic/posts/1579508025463012

Elizabeth II
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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***You Consume Me, by Flying Jacob (Hard Rock, Alternative Rock)

  2. Lonely, by Elizabeth II ( Hard Rock)

  3. ***As It Was, by Cathy D. (Pop, Rock)

  4. ***Better Things, by The Great Heights Band (Indie, Rad-Pop)

  5. Trash, by Bottled Up (Punk, Surf)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Local Music Calendar is back fully functioning!  YES!! We found a developer to resolve our API issues, and now our calendar, DC’s only custom resource where you can find exclusively the shows artists FROM DC are playing, is available to you!  Have you visited the calendar in a while? Here’s the link, take a look, and we hope you go see a show! Remember you can filter by state and city to narrow it down to those shows near you, and if you’ve never heard of the band, you can click on their name to view their profile in our database and preview their music.  We have a few more updates to it in the works we’ll keep you posted as those roll out.

http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Black Dog Prowl - State Radio
     (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Single - RIYL Soundgarden, Nirvana, Fu Manchu, Alice in Chains)

  • Alex Vaughn - The Shift
     (R&B Full 9 Song Album - RIYL Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Adele, Alicia Keys)

  • Clones of Clones - Just A Girl
     (Pop Rock Single - Cool interpretive cover of a No Doubt song)

  • Nah. - Be Better & Bodies
     (2 Pop/Electro/Indie Singles - RIYL Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Pond, Hospitality)

  • Aztec Sun - In The Name Of Everyone
     (8 Song Funk Album - RIYL Sly & the Family Stone, Snarky Puppy, James Brown, The Suffers, Alabama Shakes)

  • Color Palette - Dark Days
     (Electro Pop Single - RIYL Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and M83)

VIDEO

PLAYLISTS


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Do you have any shows on your personal calendar to see coming up? Here’s a few of the upcoming shows we’re stoked about!  Our custom local music calendar is the only place online showing you exclusively where DC’s talent is playing around DC! So see a show…or two…or three…research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Nov 16 - Fri
Allthebestkids & Loi Loi @ Dupont Underground IN Washington, DC (Pop/Hip Hop/Electro Pop)

Nov 17 - Sat
Christos DC @ Sotto for Reggae Musicale in Washington, DC (Reggae/Jazz)

Nov 18 - Sun
Hayley Fahey Music, Crys Matthews, & Rorie Kelly at ‘Songwriter Sundays’ at Milkboy Arthouse in College Park, MD (Pop, solo singer-songwriter)

Nov 21 - Wed
Chuck Brown Band @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC (Gogo)
Black Alley @ City Winery in Washington DC (Rock/Hip Hop)

Nov 23 - Fri
Flowerbomb & Unsullied @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC (Indie/Hard Rock)

Nov 24 - Sat
Wandering Lies @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC (Rock)

Nov 25 - Sun
Caroline Ferrante @ The Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC (Indie)

Nov 28 - Wed
M4TR's "Rock To Resist By" Benefit Show at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA (Funk/Rock/Pop)
Two Ton Twig @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)

Nov 29 - Thu
Vim & Vigor @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC (Folk)


SUPPORT US ON PATREON

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


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11/06/18 - Special Guest: Justin Shapiro

This week on DC Music Rocks, Justin Shapiro, a singer-songwriter who takes his love for 90's grunge, acoustic rock, folk, blues, funk, and jam bands, he puts it all together to make his own unique, signature sound, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Iris Divine, Sean Chyun, 51 Peg, and Evilterror.

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Justin Shapiro

Justin Shapiro Bio/Links:

Justin Shapiro is a Bethesda, MD native, and has been playing in the DC area since 2007. With influences like Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Bob Dylan, Justin took his country-bent blues, folk-rock, alternative sound and formed Green River Junction. 

After drummer Rich Cairns relocated to SC, they couldn't find an easy replacement, and the band shortly fizzled out. Justin, who plays around town almost every weekend, took his songs and released his debut album "Campfire Party" in May of 2018. It currently has 2 charting songs on the Digital Radio Tracker charts, and his single "Inspiration Nation" reached #12 on the rock charts; the hardest song on the album. From the basement of Jackpot in Chinatown, to the legendary stage at the 9:30 Club, find Justin playing all around the DMV. Check out www.justinshapiromusic.com for his full schedule.

Links:

www.facebook.com/justinshapiromusic

www.instagram.com/justinshapiromusic

www.twitter.com/JShapMusic

www.justinshapiromusic.com

Justin Shapiro
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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Fire of the Unknown, by Iris Divine (Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal)

  2. Inspiration Nation, by Justin Shapiro (Rock, Folk Rock)

  3. ***Punk Rock Love Song (Let Me Down Easy), by Sean Chyun (Rock, Pop)

  4. ***Another Nothing, by 51 Peg (Hard Rock, Industrial)

  5. ***Kill or Be Killed, by Evilterror (Heavy Metal, Speed Metal)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

There’s links to their profile which: 1) Have their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and 2) have their Website/Facebook links for more info!

MUSIC

  • Broke Royals - Bad Chemicals
     (Pop 2 Song Single Release - RIYL The Killers, Bastille)

  • Prinze George - Airborne EP
     (6 Song Electro Pop EP - RIYL Metric, Purity Ring, MS MR, London Grammar)

  • Black Masala - Tell Me Again
     (9 Song Full Album of Gypsy Funk - RIYL Horn Bands, this “Devil Went Down To GA” but with horns)

  • Sydney Franklin - Challenger Deep
     (Pop R&B Single - RIYL Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin

  • AZTEC SUN - In The Name Of Everyone
     (Funk Single - Snarky Puppy, James Brown, Alabama Shakes)

  • Rare Essence - Live PA #21 (Live at Aqua Nightclub, 6-23-18)
     (11 Song Go go album - RIYL Chuck Brown)

  • Lori Williams - Hold On (Remixes)
     (4 Song EP of Remixes of the Original Song Hold On - RIYL Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Oleta Adams)

  • Mackenzie Fisher - Gravelly Point
     (Indie Single named after the park by National (DCA) Airport - RIYL Birdy, Christina Perri, Nora Jones, Colbie Caillat

  • Vegas With Randolph - Legs & Luggage
     (13 Song Pop Rock Album - RIYL Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, Matthew Sweet, Beatles)

  • Roof Beams - In My Prime
     (Indie Folk Acoustic Single - RIYL Bob Dylan, The Decemberists, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ryan Adams, Mutual Benefit, Angel Olson)

  • Better Homes - Roman  Hard Rock Single - RIYL Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Panic! at the Disco, Paramore

  • M4TR - Callout to the Nation Pop Single - RIYL a hybrid of Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel

VIDEO

PLAYLISTS


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

NOTE:  The calendar is still up and working.  We’re having technical issues with the calendar though, there’s shows we know of that are missing?!  Sadly, our developer ran off, and we have no $ left from our grant funding to hire someone new to fix it.  If you know someone in web development who works with Javascript and API coding, please send them our way!  We’re looking for recommendations. In the meantime, we hope you also find your favorite artists in our DC Artist Database, follow them, and go see shows!  We’re still bringing you new artists each week and still adding to the database constantly!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


SUPPORT US ON PATREON

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


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10/30/18 - All Music Episode

We have so many artists and songs we've been wanting to share that we took a week without a guest or news so we could concentrate on playing more music!

^^Episode Is Live Now - Click Above (might take time to buffer/load, refresh page if issue)^^

Podcast:  iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInPocket CastsPodBeanPlayerFM, or THIS URL in your app of choice

FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. We Won’t Last The Night, by Prinze George (Indie/Indie Electronic Pop)

  2. The Madness, by Pressing Strings (Folk/Rock)

  3. Imagination, by Dupont Brass (Hip Hip/R&B)

  4. Mr. Sanity, by Clones of Clones (Rock)

  5. Clapback, by RDGLDGRN (Pop/Hip Hop)

  6. Prior to Rain, by Teddy Chipouras (Folk/Americana)

  7. Sunburn, by Color Palette (Pop/Electro)

  8. Hot Bottom Feeder, by Clutch (Hard Rock)

  9. Hey Wait, by Blue Skies and Death (Pop/Synth Pop)

  10. Chasing Daylight, by Eli Lev (Indie/Singer-Songwriter)

  11. Home Team, by Melodime (Rock/Alt-Country)

  12. Heart of a Pessimist, by be steadwell (Pop/Soul)

  13. Bound to Be Something Good, by The Colonies (Rock/Indie Rock)

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PATREON

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   ** M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution)**


WE'RE LOOKING FOR ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor us!  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?


DC Music Rocks All Music Episode Oct 30 2018
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10/23/18 - All Music Episode ft Hip Hop, Funk, Pop, and R&B

We have so many artists and songs we've been wanting to share that we took a week without a guest or news so we could concentrate on playing more music!

^^Episode Is Live Now - Click Above (might take time to buffer/load, refresh page if issue)^^

Podcast:  iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInPocket CastsPodBeanPlayerFM, or THIS URL in your app of choice

FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Fire (Live), by Del Florida (Pop/Progressive Pop)

  2. ***Favorite, by DameSmiff (Hip Hop/R&B)

  3. Superstition, by Mark G. Meadows (Jazz/R&B)

  4. Gravity, by Footwerk (Hip Hop/Alternative Hip Hop)

  5. Jinglin’ Janglin’, by Fort Knox Five (Funk)

  6. ***Bleu Chanel, by ARIA (Hip Hop/Trap)

  7. ***Massive Miner, by Igloo Two (Hip Hop/Instrumental)

  8. Block Party, by Chuck Brown (GoGo/Funk)

  9. Connect, by Black Alley (Hip Hop/Rock)

  10. If You Really Cared, by Billy Winn (Pop/EDM)

  11. ***The Beginning to a Beautiful Ending, by The Shinobi of Chernobyl (Hip Hop/Avant-Garde)

  12. Mismatch, by Beau Young Prince (Hip Hop/R&B)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->Follow The Show's Spotify Playlist<-

Email Signup Link
For those who don't already conveniently get all this via email!


PATREON

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   ** M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution)**


WE'RE LOOKING FOR ADVERTISERS/SPONSORS

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor us!  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?


DC Music Rocks All Music Episode Oct 23 2018
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10/16/18 - Special Guest: Luke James Shaffer

This week on DC Music Rocks, Luke James Shaffer, a singer-songwriter whose easy-spirited musicality traverses alternative Americana, folk-pop, country, soul, gospel, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Dan Barry, Mannywellz, The Private Contractors, and Sydney Franklin.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^

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Luke James Shaffer

Luke James Shaffer Bio/Links:

Luke James Shaffer's first single from the new EP "Volume One" is the invigorating gospel-infused pop-rock track which boasts spiritual uplift, anthemic hooks, and heaps of soul. “That song is a reminder that there is only so much we can control, and, if things don’t go the way we plan, it’s not the end of the world, it’s just life,” Luke shares. The single will be paired with an animated video that addresses bullying issues in high school in a sharply insightful and entertaining way. Pressure’s second single will be “How Sweet The Sound,” a storyteller romance that glows with vintage soul touches like a Hammond B3 and smoldering grooves.

Luke is on the precipice of fulfilling his dream of doing original music full-time. Up next, he will tour behind his EP and record its follow-up release. “There is a lot of pressure associated with this,” he acknowledges with a sly pun. “But I have a strong faith in everything we are doing. I have the attitude that when you put the hard work in, believe in yourself and your team and manifest a positive outcome for your life, things will work out.”

Interview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGB3h99alQ8

Website - www.lukejamesshaffer.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/lukejamesshaffer

Instagram - www.instagram.com/lukejamesshaffer

Twitter - www.twitter.com/lukejameshaffer

Youtube - www.youtube.com/lukejamesshaffer

Luke James Shaffer
Luke James Shaffer

Email Signup Link
For those who don't already conveniently get all this via email!


FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Walk Through the Fire, by Dan Barry (Indie, Folk)

  2. Tinacs, by Luke James Shaffer (Indie, Folk)

  3. ***Yeoo, by Mannywellz (Hip Hop, R&B)

  4. ***Hate to Miss, by The Private Contractors (Rock, Pop Rock)

  5. ***Forever (feat. Mac Ayres), by Sydney Franklin (R&B, Soul)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

There’s links to their profile which: 1) Have their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and 2) have their Website/Facebook links for more info!

MUSIC

  • Jason Masi - The Adventurer
     (Pop Single - RIYL Amos Lee, John Mayer, Ben Harper)

  • Black Masala - Midnight Bhangra
     (Gypsyn Funk With Horns Single - RIYL balkan, funk, soul, gypsy and punk music)

  • Color Palette - Chelsea
     (Electro Pop Single - Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and M83)

  • Will Eastman - Everything at Once
     (Instrumental Techno Single - RIYL David Guetta, Tiesto)

VIDEO

PLAYLISTS


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

NOTE:  The calendar is still up and working.  We’re having technical issues with the calendar though, there’s shows we know of that are missing?!  Sadly, our developer ran off, and we have no $ left from our grant funding to hire someone new to fix it.  If you know someone in web development who works with Javascript and API coding, please send them our way!  We’re looking for recommendations. In the meantime, we hope you also find your favorite artists in our DC Artist Database, follow them, and go see shows!  We’re still bringing you new artists each week and still adding to the database constantly!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


SUPPORT US ON Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

10/09/18 - Special Guest: Brent & Co.

This week on DC Music Rocks, Brent & Co., a band that combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Anthony Alvarado, Dominic Fragman, Bad Influence, and Swampcandy.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^

Podcast:  iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, TuneInPocket CastsPodBeanPlayerFM, or THIS URL in your other podcast app of choice.

Tell Siri, Alexa, or Google Home "Play the podcast DC Music Rocks"!

 
Brent & Co.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5I49XYFGY

Brent & Co. Bio/Links:

Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences in Washington, DC & nationwide .

The strength of their live show, naturally, starts with the band members themselves. Theirs is a brotherhood forged on the road - in a station wagon - with over 250 acoustic & full band shows a year. Vocalist/guitarist Brent Peterson is joined on stage by drummer Dominic Fragman, saxophonist Derrick Michaels, and bassist Joe Martone. While the members of Brent & Co. come from varied musical backgrounds, their strong musicianship ties their sound together seamlessly.

brentandco.com/anacostia

@brentandco

Brent & Co.
Brent & Co.

Email Signup Link
For those who don't already conveniently get all this via email!


FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Susto, by Anthony Alvarado (Folk, Indie Folk)

  2. Dueling Creek, by Brent & Co. (Rock, Acoustic)

  3. ***Obsonatus, by Dominic Fragman (Hard Rock, Blues)

  4. ***Man Child, by Bad Influence (Blues, Blues Rock)

  5. Dean Man Walking, by Swampcandy (Folk, Americana)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->’This Week’s Dose Of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist<-

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. NEW PLAYLIST - This Week’s Dose of DC Music!

    We realize some people want small doses and want playlists to be kept fresh.  Spotify does this, there’s no reason you can’t have this with your local music.  We can do that! It’s our latest playlist, and we’ll be refreshing it weekly. All-new-all-the-time!  You’ll love following this one!
    https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/3xXmI6wM2YzB0FMZMFEhav

  2. RELEVANT NEWS OF RECENT TIMES IN THE MUSIC BIZ

    How to do a successful release in a streaming music world is a real issue these days.  If that’s something you’re curious about, or someone you know might be interested in learning about, 2 interesting things came across my desk this week I wanted to share.  

    Spotify Playlist Pitching, Review Of Playlist Push
    https://aristake.com/post/playlist-push-review

    CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast - Successful Release Strategies in a Streaming World:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/diy-musician-podcast/id253809240?mt=2&i=1000420713679


NEW RELEASES

There’s links to their profile which: 1) Have their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and 2) have their Website/Facebook links for more info!

Music

  • Dupont Brass - Halftime
     (9 Song Hip Hop/Funk/RNB w Horns Album - RIYL The Roots)

  • Teddy Chipouras - Teddy Chipouras (Self Titled Album)
     (11 Song Folk Album - RIYL The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Dawes, Mumford and Sons)

  • Beau Young Prince - Groovy Land
     (7 Song Hip Hop EP - RIYL Andre 3K, Outkast)

  • RDGLDGRN - Clapback
     (Pop Single - RIYL Gorillaz, NERD)

  • Clones of Clones - Mr. Sanity
     (Pop Rock Single - RIYL Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons)

  • Prinze George - We Won’t Last The Night
     (Electro Indie Pop Single - Metric, Purity Ring, MS MR, London Grammar)

  • Del Florida - Dream’n Again
     (Pop Single - RIYL hiatus kaiyote, vulfpeck, nao, ariel pink, her's

Videos

PLAYLISTS

This Week’s Dose of DC Music:
(8-15 songs, updated weekly)
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/3xXmI6wM2YzB0FMZMFEhav

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
(Mega playlist with a song from all the new albums, and singles which came out in 2018)
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
(Exclusively Official Music Videos, this playlist is over 200 videos long, go enjoy!)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

NOTE:  We’re having technical issues with the calendar, and for some reason there’s shows we know of that are missing?!  Sadly, our developer is no longer around, and we have no $ left from our grant funding to hire someone new to fix it.  If you know someone who works with Javascript, JSON and API coding who could help us, please send them our way! In the mean time, we hope you also find your favorite artists in our DC Artist Database, follow them, and go see shows!  We’re still bringing you new artists each week and still adding to the database constantly!


SUPPORT US ON Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

10/02/18 - Special Guest: Milo in the Doldrums

This week on DC Music Rocks, Milo in the Doldrums, an indie rock band hailing from ‘the sandy beaches’ of northern VA, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Bobby Thompson, Kid Brother, Jay Diamondz, and Den-Mate.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^

Podcast:  iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, TuneInPocket CastsPodBeanPlayerFM, or THIS URL in your other podcast app of choice.

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Milo in the Doldrums

Milo in the Doldrums Bio/Links:

Milo in the Doldrums is an indie rock band hailing from the sandy beaches of northern VA. Tinged with melancholia and uplifted by a love of life, Milo in the Doldrums harnesses the power of music to overcome the despondency of modern life… and, y’know, do stuff!

Links:

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

Instagram: @milointhedoldrumsmusic

Bandcamp: https://milointhedoldrums.bandcamp.com/

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

Website: https://milointhedoldrums.com/

Youtube Video of our Release Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlt0nx-OfrA&t=2s

Milo in the Doldrums

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Came to See You, by Bobby Thompson (Blues, Rock)

  2. No Sense in It All, by Milo in the Doldrums (Rock, Indie Rock)

  3. Ain’t That Cool, by Kid Brother (Rock, Folk)

  4. ***Not Tonight, by Jay Diamondz (Pop, Electronic)

  5. XOSO, by Den-Mate (Indie, Darkwave)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->Follow The Show's Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. MPAartfest 2018
    The 2018 Mclean Project For The Arts fest will take place all day Sunday October 7, 2018 out in Mclean, VA, with art, music, food and fun!  The Jogo Project, which we’ve covered, will take the stage at 1pm, and there’s fun for the whole family!
    Music:  https://mpaart.org/mpaartfest/featured-musicians/
    General Info: https://mpaart.org/mpaartfest/

  2. 2019 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards- Call for Songwriters

    The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District announces the fifth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards and is seeking the best local songwriters! The competition will award a Grand Prize of $10,000 and 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music. A Young Songwriter Prize of $2,500 will also be awarded. Full-time residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. Each song must have lyrics. All genres of music are accepted. The competition’s first round judges, who include professional artists, booking agents and music academia, will choose the semifinalists. A grand prize jury will then select the finalists who will each perform two of their original songs for a live audience on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Bethesda, MD. The award winners will be announced at the close of the show. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 5.
    https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bernard-ebb-songwriting-awards-application

  3. WHAT’S NEXT FOR DC MUSIC ROCKS?  WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    Brian here with personal request.  When I started this, I had a dream, to make local music accessible, and easier to find and follow.  I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit, and I have more ideas, but I also believe, “What got you here won’t get you there.”  My target audience is regular folks around the DC region. My goal is to connect them to DC’s incredible local music scene. What do YOU need?  What do YOU want? What should I do? I’m listening!
    https://goo.gl/forms/VFv95l2GD2JNX5ts2

    There’s 3 areas I’d like to hear your thoughts on:
    1) THE PODCAST - What’s one thing I could do to make you look forward to listening to it each week even more?  What can I improve?
    2) THE WEBSITE - What’s one thing I could do to improve the website, to make it an even better resource for you?
    3) WHAT’S NEXT - I have created a show, a website, and an annual festival at the 9:30 Club, and I’m up over 12,000 followers.  What do you think I should do next that would have the biggest impact on you personally, and your relationship with DC’s music scene?
    https://goo.gl/forms/VFv95l2GD2JNX5ts2


NEW RELEASES

There’s links to their profile which: 1) Have their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and 2) have their Website/Facebook links for more info!

Music

  • DuPont Brass - Enjoy Yourself
     (Hip Hop with Horns single - RIYL The Roots

  • Beau Young Prince - Price
     (Hip Hop single - RIYL Andre 3K)

  • Den-Mate - Loceke
     (10 Song Full Indie Album - RIYL Portishead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

  • Del Florida - Fire (Live)
     (Pop Single - RIYL Christina Aguilera, Pink)

  • Pressing Strings - The Madness
     (Folk Single - RIYL the idea of Dave Matthews and Keith Urban having a baby)

  • Black Dog Prowl - Fine Lines (Far Cry)
     (Hard Rock/Metal Single - RIYL Nirvana, Metallica, Alice in Chains)

  • Classified Frequency - Black Eye EP
     (Classic Punk Style 4 Song EP - RIYL Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, Weezer)

  • Sugar John - God Steals My Thoughts
     (Rock Single - RIYL Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Failure)

Videos

Playlists

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Oct 6 - Sat
Black Masala @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
(Gypsy Funk, think Devil Went Down To Georgia with horns)

Oct 9 - Tue
Carolyn Malachi @ City Winery in Washington, DC (Jazz and R&B)

Oct 11 - Thu
Jumpin' Jupiter @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (high-energy throw-back bebop Rock)


SUPPORT US ON Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

9/25/18 - Special Guest: Cinema Hearts

This week on DC Music Rocks, Caroline, lead singer for Cinema Hearts, a band inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Fellowcraft ft Gordon Sterling, Flowerbomb, The Fuss, and Stripmall Ballads.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^

Podcast:  iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, TuneInPocket CastsPodBeanPlayerFM, or THIS URL in your other podcast app of choice.

Tell Siri, Alexa, or Google Home "Play the podcast DC Music Rocks"!

 
Cinema Hearts

Cinema Hearts Bio/Links:

A pageant queen fronts a rock ‘n’ roll band; Caroline Weinroth is the lead guitarist and singer for Fairfax rock band Cinema Hearts and Miss Northern Virginia 2018 with the Miss America Organization. Inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, the sound of Cinema Hearts is wistful, yet feisty, with a pulsing passion for days gone by.  Cinema Hearts has performed at concert halls and rock clubs, including Kennedy Center, Hirshhorn Museum, Center for the Arts at GMU, AMP by Strathmore, Black Cat and other venues. Cinema Hearts' original songs and music videos have premiered on Brightest Young Things and Washington City Paper. Learn more at cinemahearts.com and carolineweinroth.com/missamerica.

Cinema Hearts' current line-up is singer-guitarist Caroline Weinroth and bassist Erich Weinroth. 

https://www.facebook.com/cinemahearts/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rEJq040RhQ

Cinema Hearts - Photo by Ethan Sahlin (5).jpg
Cinema Hearts

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Bartenders and Bourbon, by Fellowcraft (feat. Gordon Sterling) (Hard Rock, Blues Rock)

  2. Fender Factory, by Cinema Hearts (Indie, Rock and Roll)

  3. ***Marbles, by Flowerbomb (Indie, Indie Rock)

  4. ***Nothing You Need, by The Fuss (Reggae, Ska)

  5. She Lies in the Ground, by Stripmall Ballads (Folk, Lo-Fi)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->Follow The Show's Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT’S NEXT FOR DC MUSIC ROCKS?  WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Brian here with personal request.  When I started this, I had a dream, to make local music accessible, and easier to find and follow.  I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit, and I have more ideas, but it’s also true, “What got you here won’t get you there.”  Ultimately, I’m building all this for you. My target audience for this show is regular folks around DC, I call them “Joe Public and Jane Public” .  I want to connect them to DC’s incredible local music scene.

There’s 3 areas I hope you’ll share with me:

1) THE PODCAST - What’s one thing I could do to make you look forward to listening to it each week even more?  What can I improve?

2) THE WEBSITE - What’s one thing I could do to improve the website, to make it an even better resource for you?

3) WHAT’S NEXT - I have created a show, a website, and an annual festival at the 9:30 Club, and I’m up over 12,000 followers.  What do you think I should do next that would have the biggest impact on you personally, and your relationship with DC’s music scene?

Right now, please take a moment to reply/send an email to dcmusicrocks@gmail.com.  Or here’s a simple google form: https://goo.gl/forms/VFv95l2GD2JNX5ts2. These messages will come straight to me, and I really would love to hear from you. I’d love to engage with you. What do YOU need?  What do YOU want? What should I do? I’d love to hear your ideas! I’m listening!


NEW RELEASES

Music  (There’s links to their profile which will, both, take you to their iTunes/Spotify so you can listen, and also their Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Swampcandy - Mine
     (19 Song Folk Album - RIYL Black Keys, Reverend Gary Davis, Jack White)

  • Black Masala - Trains and Moonlight Destinies
     (Gypsy Funk Single - Best Description we’ve heard yet, “Devil Went Down To GA with Horns”

  • Fort Knox Five - Jinglin’ Janglin’
     (Electro Funk Single - RIYL Thievery Corporation, The Funk Hunters, DJ Shadow, Bonobo

  • Mark G Meadows - Superstition
     (Jazz/Funk Single - Very Unique cover of the classic Stevie Wonder Tune!)  

  • Footwerk - Gravity
     (Hip Hop Single - RIYL Chainsmokers/N.E.R.D)

Videos

Footwerk - Monsters (Hip Hop)
https://youtu.be/0Y4iTJQ_osc

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 29 - Sat
Throwing Plates & Sub-Radio @ Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival in Manassas, VA (Folk/Indie/Pop)
Bumper Jacksons @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (Folk/Country)
Caz Gardiner @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Reggae)

Sep 30 - Sun
Justin Trawick @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)


SUPPORT US ON Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

9/18/18 - Special Guest: Marielle Kraft

This week on DC Music Rocks, Marielle Kraft, a singer-songwriter who laces honest stories together through clever lyrics with catchy melodies, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Fellowcraft ft Ardamus, Virginia Man, Mackenzie Fisher, and Heather Mae.

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Marielle Kraft

Marielle Kraft Bio/Links:

Marielle Kraft is a singer-songwriter who laces honest stories together through clever lyrics with catchy melodies, drawing influence from artists like Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and John Mayer. Since 18, her songs have been known to bring together a room of strangers through laughter, reflection, and maybe a few welcome tears. Her latest powerful single, Test Drive, was just released in late August.
https://www.mariellekraft.com/
http://instagram.com/mariellekraft
https://www.facebook.com/mariellekraft

We found out this week on the show that Marielle gave a TedX Talk?!?! We went and found the link, check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRhwhKtLsD0

Brave Like Us
Marielle Kraft

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. That’s That, by Fellowcraft (feat. Ardamus) (Hard Rock, Blues Rock)

  2. Test Drive, by Marielle Kraft (Pop, Singer-Songwriter Pop)

  3. ***Desire, by Virginia Man (Rock, Pop Rock)

  4. ***Picture Man, by Mackenzie Fisher (Indie, Singer-Songwriter)

  5. I Am Enough, by Heather Mae (Pop, Singer-Songwriter)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

It's the fall fund drive at WERA 96.7 FM and Arlington Independent Media. This is the station which the live version of our show is broadcast on! You tax deductible donation goes to support community radio which in turn supports our community!

Could you skip a Starbucks this week and send that money to the station instead? Do a picnic date instead of a dinner out and share that amount? Has the station touched your life in a positive way? Click below or visit the station's website at wera.fm to send your support!

https://www.facebook.com/dcmusicrocks/posts/2224949371083256

https://www.wera.fm/


NEW RELEASES

Music  (There’s links to their profile which will take you to their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Fellowcraft - Three
     **Your host Brian’s band!**
     (9 Song Full Grunge/Blues Album - RIYL Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden

  • The Meer - Shed
     (15 Song Indie Album - RIYL amplified guitar, RIYL PJ Harvey, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cranberries)

  • Babbling April - Country House
     (Indie Single - RIYL Yo La Tengo, Built To Spill, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

  • Color Palette - Sunburn
     (Indie Electro Pop Single - RIYL Depeche Mode, The Smiths, M83)

  • Den-Mate - XOSO
     (Indie Rock Single - RIYL Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portishead)

  • Teddy Chipouras - Prior To Rain
     (Folk Single - RIYL The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Dawes, Mumford and Sons)

  • AkinG Kalld Pedro - Zoe Saldana - Bonus Track
    (Hip Hop Single - Bonus Track I’ve been digging on a commentary Afro-brazil album just released, RIYL Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae)

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 21 - Fri
Bumper Jacksons @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD (Country/Folk)

Sep 22 - Sat
MILO in the Doldrums @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC (Rock)
Justin Trawick and The Common Good @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)

Sep 25 - Tue
Lavender @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC (Rock)

Sep 27 - Thu
Lauren Calve @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  Please help if you can!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

9/11/18 - Special Guest: Brave Like Us

This week on DC Music Rocks, Laura and Jay from Brave Like Us, stop by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Black Masala, Louisa Hall, and Cat Janice.

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Brave Like Us

Brave Like Us Bio/Links:

Highly sought after bassist, Jay Brazao is a self taught musician and songwriter. He writes entrancing melodies on the bass as if it were an extension of himself. Former member of Rome In A Day, Jay is a Massachusetts native now residing in the DC area.

Singer/songwriter Laura Farrell has a unique and powerful voice. Her vocals have been compared to Sarah McLachlan and Joan Jett. She is also classically trained on the violin. Laura is a former member of The Yard Slippers, Big Honey, and Rave Parade.

Www.bravelikeusmusic.com

Facebook.com/bravelikeusmusic

Instagram-BraveLikeUs

Twitter-@bebravelikeus

Snapchat-brave Like Us 

YouTube- Brave Like Us

Brave Like Us
Brave Like Us

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Trains and Moonlight Destinies, by Black Masala (Funk, Brass)

  2. Gravity, by Brave Like Us (Indie, Folk)

  3. Missed Connections (feat. Mark WIlliams), by Louisa Hall (Folk, Singer-Songwriter)

  4. ***Wild, by Cat Janice (Rock, Alternative)

 ***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

->Follow The Show's Spotify Playlist<-


ANNOUNCEMENTS

It's the fall fund drive at WERA 96.7 FM and Arlington Independent Media. This is the station which the live version of our show is broadcast on! You tax deductible donation goes to support community radio which in turn supports our community!

Could you skip a Starbucks this week and send that money to the station instead? Do a picnic date instead of a dinner out and share that amount? Has the station touched your life in a positive way? Click below or visit the station's website at wera.fm to send your support!

https://www.facebook.com/dcmusicrocks/posts/2224949371083256

https://www.wera.fm/


NEW RELEASES

Music  (Links to their profile with their iTunes/Spotify Links to listen and Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
     (Full 15 Song Hard Rock Album - RIYL Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, Black Sabbath.  Album is finally hear, we’ve been sharing the singles that have come out from this album!)

  • Eli Lev - Chasing Daylight
     (Indie/Folk Single - RIYL Mumford and Sons, Ben Harper, The Lumineers

  • Blue Skies and Death - Hey Wait
     (Electro Pop Single - RIYL CHVRCHES, St. Lucia, Savior Adore, A Silent Film)

Videos

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 14 - Fri
Allthebestkids @ Dupont Underground in Washington, DC
  (Hip Hop, EP Release Show, in a cool location! - POSTPONED?
Justin Jones @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC
  (Rock, well known and established, tours extensively, so local shows like this are special)

Sep 15 - Sat
Wanted Man @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
  (Classic Rock/Blues Vibe, High Energy group, last time we saw them the bassist was our favorite to watch!)
Black Alley @ Amps & Ales in Hanover, MD
  (Hip Hop and Rock Fusion, we've never heard of this venue but the band is always a blast to watch, so if you're looking for an adventure to somewhere new, we'd give it a go!

Sep 16 - Sun
Laura Tsaggaris & Nardo Lilly @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
  (Folk/Pop Vibe, great acts at a great venue, betting this show will be fun!)
Owen Danoff @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD
  (Pop/Rock Vibe, If you're up for a field trip up to Md, it's a newish venue, betting this would be worthwhile!)

Sep 20 - Thu
The Radiographers @ MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD
  (Been a fan of these guys, and it's an intimate venue, worth a short drive/metro ride up we're betting)


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  Please help if you can!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

9/4/18 - Blues Day ft Special Guests: Jazs, Linwood, and Willie from Blues Festivals around DC

This week on DC Music Rocks, Jazs, Linwood Taylor, and Willie Leeble from various blues festivals and organizations around DC, stop by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Jonny Grave, Memphis Gold, Sol Roots, Lori Williams, and Patty Reese.

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 Jazs and Linwood

Jazs and Linwood

Jazs, Linwood, and Willie Bio/Links:

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The DC Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Celebrating the Blues since 1987 in the Nation's Capital - MD, DC, VA through outreach and education.
Become a DCBS Member at www.dcblues.org

Jazs, a member of the DC Blues Society (DCBS) and promoter of the Blues since 2004.  Co-Founder of the Silver Spring Blues Festival celebrating its 10th year. Representing the Greenbelt Free Blues Festival held September 22 and the November 10 College Park Free Blues Festival, an IBC Fundraiser to send the DCBS Battle of the Band winners to the ‘American Idol of the Blues’ in Memphis, TN.  Visit the DC Blues Society Booth at both events.

Washington, DC, Bluesman Linwood Lee Taylor has led his own band for more than a decade. Winner of 3 WAMMIES for “Best Blues Band”, the band appeals to a broad audience and has opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Diva Etta James, and the Legendary Johnny Winter.  Linwood has traveled around the world with Joe Louis Walker and can be seen jamming the Blues at Winchester Church Blues Mondays and around the DMV and at GBF on 9/22/18.
http://linwoodtaylor.com/Home.html

Willie Leeble represents Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, oversees AEBF Weekly Jams and has produced and MCd the Silver Spring Blues Festival Acoustic Stage  and College Park Blues Festival 10th Anniversary events. AEBF is sponsoring the Greenbelt Blues Festival Ukelelee / Harmonica / Guitar Workshops and is getting ready to celebrate the 20th Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Anniversary!  The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation was created to preserve Archie Edwards memory and to carry on the work he began at his barbershop in Northeast Washington, DC, to teach people about Piedmont blues and keep the tradition alive.
http://www.acousticblues.com/

 

 Linwood Taylor

Linwood Taylor

 Jazs and Willie

Jazs and Willie

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NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Black Alley - Dirty Laundry
     (11 Song Full Hip Hop/Rock Album - RIYL Arctic Monkeys x Paramore x Erykah Badu)

  • Melodime - Roll-1
     (4 Song Rock/Country EP - RIYL Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty)

  • Den-Mate - Charlotte
     (Indie Single - RIYL Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portishead

Videos

Black Alley - Be Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QapeXW08SFU

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 7 - Fri
Distant Creatures @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
  (Indie - These guys don't play out too much, so cool opportunity, opening for a touring act)
Throwing PlatesHayley Fahey Music, & Rorie @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
  (Indie/Folk/Pop - Show we're most excited about this week, all these guys are heavy hitters, Rorie was last week's guest)

Sep 8 - Sat
Black Alley @ City Winery in Washington, DC
  (Hood Rock - New Album out, these guys can jam!  New-ish and different venue too!)

Sep 9 - Sun
Owen Danoff @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
  (Rock - Past Competitor on The Voice, Cool Vibe)

Sep 11 - Tue
Makeup Girl @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC
  (Psych/Pop Rock - Fun band, cool venue)

Sep 12 - Wed
Be Steadwell @ Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC
  (Pop - Great artist, well known in the LGBTQ community, we're big fans, this will be a fun venue and likely intimate show)

Sep 13 - Thu
Odetta Hartman @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
  (Indie/Folk - She's been out touring hard after her new release, finally back for a local show!) 


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

8/28/18 - Special Guest: Rorie

This week on DC Music Rocks, Rorie, a singer-songwriter, known for "crafting music that tells stories of both heartache and hope," stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Loi Loi, Throwing Plates, Emily Henry, and Hayley Fahey.

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Rorie Bio/Links:

Rorie is a singer-songwriter, crafting music that tells stories of both heartache and hope. Known for poetic lyrics and ambient vocals, Rorie and her band create a captivating live music experience that is uplifting and emotional. Her newest EP, ‘Dawn’ is a lush combination of electro and cinematic pop, while still maintaining her signature, singer-songwriter sound.

 

'Dawn' charted in the iTunes singer-songwriter top 10, and her debut EP, ‘Singing & Silence,’ was featured in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter New Artist Spotlight. Prior to this, Rorie released a single, “Restore,” which was funded by 98 Kickstarter backers. The song was inspired by her time working for an anti-human trafficking non-profit, and has resulted in bi-annual donations to organizations that are doing this important work.

website: https://www.roriemusic.com/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roriemusic

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roriemusic/

twitter: https://twitter.com/roriemusic

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/roriemusicofficial

Rorie
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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Responsabilidades, by Loi Loi (Indie, Synth Pop)

  2. Gold, by Rorie (Pop, Singer-Songwriter)

  3. For You (I'll Take the Rain), by Throwing Plates (Rock, Pop)

  4. Hands, by Emily Henry (Pop, Acoustic)

  5. Out There, by Hayley Fahey (Rock, Indie Rock)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Locally Grown DC - Full season 4 complete!  If you like videos, check out this season of local artists.  Shout out to Chip Py for having bands in his “Yarden” to perform.
http://www.locallygrowndc.com/

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930 Club Festival Updates and Results:

  1. Check out instagram, some great photos on the hashtag specifically:  https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/dcmusicrocks930

  2. Thanks to Parklife DC for the festival writeup and photos, if you haven’t seen it already, it’s linked here:
    https://parklifedc.com/2018/08/24/snapshots-dc-music-rocks-festival-930-club-8-18-18/

  3. Tickets Sold In Advance Follow-up - We surveyed the 500 people who voted for the singer songwriters for this years festival on how far in advance do people generally buy their tickets to local shows.  Stephen Donoway asked if we’d share what actually happened with our festival, below are the numbers and here are our takeaways:

    1. To Artists/Show Organizers:

      1. If you’re expecting a crowd, make sure doors are at least 30 mins prior to show start to allow people to wait in line to purchase tickets and still get in in-time.  

    2. To Fans:

      1. If you know you’re going to go - buy your tickets in advance if possible, so you can avoid the line when you arrive and have to wait to purchase tickets.

      2. At many venues, you can avoid the online ticket fees by swinging by the ticket office/venue itself in person, if you’re ever in that area.

      3. If you’re buying tickets when you arrive, remember to plan extra time to stand in line to purchase tickets.

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DCMR Data Buy Tickets

Do you have any other takeaways on this?  What do you think?


NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Clutch - In Walks Barbarella
     (Hard Rock Single - with horns and a funky vibe - RIYL Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, Motorhead, Black Sabbath)

  • Marielle Kraft - Test Drive
     (Pop Single - RIYL Shawn Mendes, Colbie Caillat, Taylor Swift, Ben Rector)

  • Leo & Cygnus - Machina
     (Indie Single - RIYL Fleetwood Mac)

Videos

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Aug 31 - Fri
The Radiographers @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (rock)
Swampcandy @ The Loft at The Hamilton in Washington, DC (folk)
Sub-Radio @ JamBrew in Herndon, VA (Pop/rock)

Sep 3 - Mon (Labor Day)
29th Annual DC Free Blues Festival - 2pm-7pm
Wunder Garten - NOMA Metro - new Location!
Memphis Gold with Harmonica Legend Charlie Sayles, Patty Reese, Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, Rogue Johnsen Trio

Sep 4 - Tue
Bottled up @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC

Sep 6 - Thu
Near Northeast @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
The Meer & Tired All The Time @ Villain & Saint in Bethesda, MD


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

8/21/18 - Special Guest: Bruno Nasta, Coordinator of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Have you ever been to Jazz In The Garden?  This week on DC Music Rocks, Bruno Nasta, coordinator of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, at the National Gallery of Art in DC, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Liam B. Smith, Black Masala, David Chappell, Tony Craddock, Jr., and Frass Green.

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Bruno Nasta Bio/Links:

Bruno Nasta graduated from James Madison University with a Music Performance degree.  He was a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Chamber Players in residence at the Virginia Museum of fine Arts.

Celebrities that top the extensive list he has performed with and/or convened orchestras for; include The Three Tenors, Three Irish Tenors, 3 Mo Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, The Who, The Moody Blues, Yes, Gloria Estafan, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, John Denver, Paul Potts and Liza Minnelli. 

Mr. Nasta has recorded for the Intersound Label as Concertmaster of The Taliesan Orchestra. These recordings received a #1 position on Billboard’s record ratings for three weeks in the summer of 1997 for the classical crossover category as well as several recordings that have been nominated for Grammy’s in 1998.

 He is a featured soloist on Eva Cassidy’s multi-platinum selling recordings “Imagine” and "American Tune".

His improvisatory violin solos are featured on Kathy Fink/Marcy Marxter’s Grammy winning recording “Bon Apetite” and in 2003, received a “wammie” award by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for best classical artist.

Currently, Bruno maintains a vigorous freelancing schedule, active in the recording, Opera and Theater circuits of Greater Washington DC and Baltimore areas.

In 1998, he was appointed as Personnel Director of the National Gallery Orchestra and in 2002, Assistant to the National Gallery of Art’s music department.  Mr. Nasta’s personal recordings and the recordings of the NGO’s live Sunday night performances have been featured nationally on NPR’s Performance Today, NPR News and on various musical presentations of Washington’s local public radio broadcast station, WETA.

In the spring of 2008 he was appointed the program coordinator for the Friday evening “Jazz in the Garden” concert series at the National Gallery

WWW.BrunoNastaStudio.com

WWW.NGA.GOV

Music Submissions (Electronic Press Kits) for Jazz in the Garden can be sent to b-nasta@nga.gov.

Bruno Nasta
Bruno Nasta

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Keep Your Head Up, by Liam B. Smith (Rock)

  2. Devil Sunset, by Black Masala (Funk, Brass)

  3. ***She's as Good as It Gets, by Dave Chappell (Blues, Blues Rock)

  4. Humidity, by Tony Craddock, Jr. (Jazz, Gospel)

  5. ***Miss You (Waaah), by Frass Green (Indie, Nasal Pop)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE DC MUSIC ROCKS FESTIVAL THIS PAST SATURDAY was...wow!  Thank you so much for all the love, tags, shares, from everyone!  We feel like it really was a magical night!  Thanks Current Newspapers for the the incredible coverage of the event.  Great photos too!  Read all about it here:
https://currentnewspapers.com/musicians-shine-dc-music-rocks-festival/

DID YOU KNOW...There’s free outdoor concerts at lunchtime downtown right outside the federal triangle metro stop in the massive courtyard at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (near metro center) every weekday, now through Sept 28!  
Many of the acts are cover bands, but shoutout to the local original artists performing this year which we follow and have covered on the show.
We hope you pick a day, bring your lunch, and go catch a free show!
https://itcdc.com/
7/31:  Adwela & The Uprising
8/6: Sub-Radio
8/9: FeelFree
9/13: Véronneau

ITCDC Free Show Schedule

NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Empresarios - Ten Cuidado
     (Latin-Hip Hop Single - RIYL Pitbull, Daddy Yankee)

  • Chuck Brown - By Special Request The Very Best Of Chuck Brown
     (Go-go 26 Song Full Album - RIYL Go-go or Funk)

  • Tired All The Time - Little Pieces
     (Pop-Rock Single - RIYL Alkaline Trio, The Sidekicks, Protomartyr)

  • Colourtheory - Selfish Mistakes
     (Pop Punk 3 Song EP - RIYL Alkaline Trio, Foo Fighters)

  • Bottled Up - BU2
     (7 Song Punk Album - RIYL Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams)

Videos

Playlists

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Aug 24 - Fri
Jonny Grave @ The Loft at The Hamilton in Washington, DC (Blues)

Aug 25 - Sat
Black Alley @ DIRTY MARTINI in Washington, DC (hip hop, R&B, and rock, called 'Hood Rock'
Handsome Hound @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (folk/indie)
Free Lobster Buffet @ Villain & Saint in Bethesda, MD (ska/horn-band)

Aug 26 - Sun
Eli Lev & Marielle Kraft @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (singer-songwriter/indie/pop)
Sol Roots @ JoJo Bar in Washington, DC (Jazz/Blues/Funk)

Aug 30 - Thu
Jackie and the Treehorns @ Villain & Saint in Bethesda, MD


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to spread the word about with our more than 12,000 followers.  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

8/14/18 - Special Guest: Pebble To Pearl

This week on DC Music Rocks, Pebble To Pearl, a band with a unique blend of funk, rock, fierce and powerful blues, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Justin Shapiro, Feedel Band, Maryjo Mattea, and StereoRiots.

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Pebble To Pearl

Pebble To Pearl Bio/Links:

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. P2P is road bound, touring up and down the East Coast to venues like the House of Blues in Orlando to the Canal Room in NYC.

They have no boundaries with visible influences from legends like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and Chaka Khan, to the new generation powerhouses ranging from Beyonce and Rihanna, to Joss Stone and Lenny Kravitz. 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.

www.pebbletopearl.com

https://www.facebook.com/PebbletoPearl/

https://twitter.com/PebbleToPearl

https://www.youtube.com/user/PebbleToPearl

https://soundcloud.com/pebbletopearl

https://www.instagram.com/pebbletopearl/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pebble-to-pearl/640858231

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Lost In Time, by Justin Shapiro (Rock, Folk Rock)

  2. Better Than Nuthin', by Pebble To Pearl (R&B, Funk)

  3. ***Meskerem, by Feedel (Jazz, Ethio-Jazz)

  4. Meaning of Life, by Maryjo Mattea (Pop, Pop Funk)

  5. Ghost Machines, by StereoRiots (Indie, Hard Rock)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

2 BIG GROUPS OF THANK YOUS!

1)  Thanks to the amazing sponsors who have helps in so many ways to make the DC Music Rocks Festival grow to become the epic event it is!  Big thank you to:

2) Thanks to the below which had Brian on to talk about the festival.  The interviews were fun and some were quite extensive, going WAY beyond just the Festival!  


NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Odetta Hartman - Old Rockhounds Never Die
     (15 Song Folk/Indie Full Album - RIYL Beck, Patti Smith, Bjork)

  • HyeTension - Talk In Tongues
     (6 song Hard Rock EP - RIYL (Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes)

  • Jae Alexander - I’m Gone
     (Hip Hop Single - RIYL T-Pain, Usher)

Videos

 

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Aug 17 - Fri
Lauren Calve & Stranger In The Alps @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Folk/Indie)
Pressing Strings & The Duskwhales @ The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD (Folk and Classic Rock)
Dr Robinson's Fiasco & FuzzQueen @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA (Indie Rock)
The Internal Frontier @ Union Stage in Washington, DC (Pop Rock)

Aug 18 - Sat
THE DC MUSIC ROCKS FESTIVAL @ 9:30 Club in Washington DC (Indie, Folks, Rock, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Hard Rock, something for everyone from 7 different acts!)

Aug 19 - Sun
Crys MatthewsJonny Grave & Shamans of Sound @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
  (Folk, Blues, Funk, Indie)

Aug 22 - Wed
Hungry on Monday @ The Hamilton in Washington, DC  (Rock)

Aug 23 - Thu
Elizabeth II @ Black Cat in Washington, DC (Rock)


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


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8/7/18 - Special Guest: allthebestkids

This week on DC Music Rocks, allthebestkids, a Hip-Pop Psych-Rock band from Washington, D.C., stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by AkinG Kalld Pedro, Shamans of Sound, Davy Fresh, and The JoGo Project.

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Allthebestkids Bio/Links:

Allthebestkids come from the future with one purpose: To spread the highest vibration of music to the world. Blending hip hop, pop, psych rock & soul, Allthebestkids speak directly to the heart, bypassing the mind, and reminding us of something forgotten long ago; We are All the Best Kids

 

www.allthebestkids.com

www.facebook.com/allthebestkids

twitter @allthebestkids_

Insta @allthebestkids

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***So Selfish, by AkinG Kalld Pedro feat. Serenity Karima (Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion)

  2. Falling Out Of The Mind, by allthebestkids (Hip Hop, Alt-Hip Hop)

  3. ***Shamans of Sound, by Shamans of Sound feat. Navisa Hunter (Reggae, Dub)

  4. ***Never Wonna Fall, by Davy Fresh (Hip Hop, R&B)

  5. DC's Been Good To Me, by The JoGo Project (Jazz, Go-Go)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

How far in advance of a local show do you normally buy your tickets?  That’s the question I required each of the 500 people who voted for the singer-songwriter to answer.  I was really intrigued by the results, and I’ll share them here. They were allowed to check more than one response, both of them will be on this episodes page on our website, simply click on the Allthebestkids episode and scroll down to the announcements section.  Couple of takeaways: roughly ⅓ said they would buy their tickets weeks in advance. About half said they would only buy their tickets days in advance. For a local show, this means presales aren’t really going to be high unless you make it really a special event of some kind, and if you do that, only half of those that attend will buy their tickets at the door.  FASCINATING! We intend to do more of this kind of surveying to get to know the scene as the opportunities present themselves, and we’ll continue to share!

Buy tickets in advance

THE FESTIVAL - Have you bought your tickets yet to our festival at the 9:30 Club on Aug 18th?  Hundreds of tickets have already been sold, they’re only $15, go ahead and buy your tickets right now.  We’re having a party and we want you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/197997380997173/


NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Lori Williams - Out Of The Box
      (Jazz 15 Song Full Album - RIYL Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Oleta Adams)

  • The Bottle Shop - Spring Shack
      (Rock 10 Song Full Album - RIYL CCR, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse)

  • Melodime - Nights Out Here
      (Rock Single - RIYL Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty)

  • Odetta Hartman - You You
      (Indie Single - RIYL Beck, Karen Dalton, Sylvan Esso, Patti Smith, Bjork

  • Vice Years - Crowded Rooms.
      (Rock Single - RIYL Third Eye Blind, or Jimmy Eat World

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Aug 10 - Fri
Chris Cassaday @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Funky Folk Singer/Songwriter opening for an out of town touring act)
Sol Roots @ Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington, VA (Funk/Soul/Blues at a fun outdoor venue)
FuzzQueen @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC (Powerful Original Rock, with other great bands on the bill!)
Jumpin' Jupiter @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (Feel Good Classic Rock/Bebop)

Aug 11 - Sat
Black Alley @ Nationals Park in Washington, DC ("Hood Rock")
Juxt & Wanted Man & oh he dead @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Holy smokes, ALL THESE BANDS sharing one stage?!  This is big!)

Aug 13 - Mon
Luke James Shaffer @ Union Stage in Washington, DC (His EP Release, awesome indie music at a cool venue)

Aug 16 - Thu
Mark G. Meadows @ Dupont Underground in Washington, DC (Phenomenal Jazz, in a unique underground venue)
Bottled up @ Black Cat in Washington, DC (Let's see what kind of rock they unbottle)
Two Ton Twig @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Bluegrass in Georgetown!)


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR (Abu Jibran)**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor us!  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?

7/31/18 - Special Guest: Black Dog Prowl

This week on DC Music Rocks, Black Dog Prowl, one of Washington, D.C.'s hardest hitting rock bands, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Tired All The Time, Curse Words, Caustic Casanova, and FuzzQueen.

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Black Dog Prowl Bio:

Black Dog Prowl

Black Dog Prowl is considered one of Washington, D.C.'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. If one insists on drawing a line to the familiar, BDP has drawn sonic comparisons to the likes of Soundgarden, Torche, and Nirvana.

The band has built their reputation on a powerful live show, playing and headlining notable DC area venues like Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, Velvet Lounge, and The Fillmore Silver Spring, as well as touring internationally in Mexico and Chile; and sharing the stage with renowned acts like Steel Panther, Candlebox, The Answer, and The Parlor Mob. 

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Bone Dry, by Tired All The Time (Punk, Post-Punk)

  2. Vapor, by Black Dog Prowl (Hard Rock, Grunge)

  3. Escape From Promixa-B, by Curse Words (Punk, Punk Rock)

  4. The Space Needle, by Caustic Casanova (Hard Rock, Psychedelic Metal)

  5. Angry Angry, by FuzzQueen (Rock, Indie Rock)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESULTS FOR SINGER SONGWRITER AT 9:30 ON AUG 18:
Congratulations to Justin Shapiro and Maryjo Mattea who will be joining us on stage at the festival!  Thanks to the more than 500 people who voted! All four of these finalists are so good! We’re such huge fans of Crys Matthews and Abby Sevcik, We hope you’ll add them to your playlists, like their pages, and check them out at one of their shows!  

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Have you bought your tickets yet?  Hundreds of tickets have already been sold, they’re only $15, go ahead and buy your tickets right now.  We’re having a party and we want you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/197997380997173/


NEW RELEASES

Music

  • NAH. - Vitamin D
    (Indie Single - RIYL Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Pond, Hospitality)

  • Young Summer - Save The World
    (Indie Single - RIYL Beach House, Grace Slick, if Lana Del Rey and Adele had a baby)

  • Clutch - Hot Bottom Feeder
    (Hard Rock Single - RIYL Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, Motorhead, Black Sabbath)

  • Colourtheory - Missin’ Ur Face
    (Hard Rock Single - RIYL Alkaline Trio and Foo Fighters)

 

Videos

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Aug 4 - Sat
Emily Henry @ MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD (Pop/Singer-Songwriter)
DuPont Brass @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Funk/Brass Band)

Aug 5 - Sun
Makeup Girl @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Rock/Pop)
Lori Williams @ City Winery in Washington DC (Jazz)
Better Homes & Unsullied @ Union Stage in Washington, DC (Rock/Hard Rock)

Aug 6 - Mon
Annie Stokes @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC (Folk)

Aug 9 - Thu
Karen Jonas @ Union Stage in Washington, DC (Country/Folk)


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **Music 4 The Revolution (Abu Jibran)**


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7/24/18 - Special Guest: Kid Brother

This week on DC Music Rocks, Kid Brother, an independent band from Leesburg in Northern VA, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Rachel Levitin, Dr Robinson's Fiasco, Milo and the Doldrums, and The Duskwhales.

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Kid Brother Bio:

Kid Brother

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 of rock, indie, folk and blues to create a sound that truly is their own.

https://www.kidbrothermusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kidbrother/

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Save Myself, by Rachel Levitin (Pop, Rock)

  2. Pastels, by Kid Brother (Indie Rock, Folk)

  3. ***Did You Find What You Want?, by Dr Robinson's Fiasco (Hard Rock, Alternative)

  4. Built For No One, by Milo in the Doldrums (Rock, Indie Rock)

  5. Fight Back by The Duskwhales (Indie, Gypsy)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM AT 9:30 CLUB WITH US ON AUG 18, NOW THROUGH SATURDAY 7/28!
Nominations came in, almost a thousand of them, we’ve tallied the results and have put up the ballot.  Votes accepted now through Saturday 7/28.
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/festival-vote

Have you bought your tickets yet?  Hundreds of tickets have already been sold, they’re only $15, go ahead and buy your tickets right now.  We’re having a party and we want you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/197997380997173/


NEW RELEASES

Music

  • Prinze George - Mind Over
     Smooth Indie-Electro Single - RIYL Metric, Purity Ring, London Grammar

  • The Colonies - Bound To Be Something Good
     Classic Rock Vibe Single - RIYL The Strokes, The Black Keys, Hippocampus

  • Billy Winn - Dreamland I
     Electro Pop 5 Song EP - RIYL Icona Pop, Pet Shop Boys

  • Menage A Garage - More Human Than You
    5 Song Pop-Punk EP - RIYL Pixies, Green Day, They Might Be Giants

 

Videos

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Jul 27 - Fri
The Duskwhales (Indie/Rock) @ MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD
Two Ton Twig (Bluegrass/Folk) @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
Chris Cassaday & The Cassaday Concoction (Funk/Blues) @ Solly's in Washington, DC

Jul 28 - Sat
Virginia Creep (Hard Rock) @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
Pressing Strings  (Folk) @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC

Jul 29 - Sun
Caz Gardiner (Pop/Reggae) @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA

Jul 31 - Tue
Makeup Girl (Hard Rock) @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
The Sea Life (Rock) @ Union Stage in Washington, DC

Aug 1 - Wed
Eli LevChris Cassaday & Justin Trawick (Folk/Bluegrass @ Jammin Java Presents: Former Best Friends in Vienna, VA


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **Music 4 The Revolution (Abu Jibran)**


We're Looking For Advertisers/Sponsors

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor us!  Know One?  Would you introduce us to them?