This week on DC Music Rocks, Keith Berquist, marketer for dc music venues, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.

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Keith Berquist Bio:

Keith Berquist

Keith originally hails from the San Francisco bay area, where he interned at local concert promoters Another Planet Entertainment and Goldenvoice, working in marketing and ticketing respectively. In college, he interned at the Paradigm Agency’s Nashville office and built Vanderbilt University’s first ever campus recording studio. After graduation, Keith accepted a job as the Marketing Assistant for AEG Live – The Messina Group in Nashville, where he spent the next two years. He has spent the last two and a half years in Washington, DC working as the marketing manager for The Hamilton Live, where he handles marketing, publicity, and promotions for the venue and its shows.

Keith Berquist
Keith Berquist

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  1. ***Never Act Your Age, by M4TR (Rock, Hard Rock)

  2. Redlights, by allthebestkids (Hip Hop, Alt Hip Hop)

  3. Systematic Panic, by Ménage À Garage (Punk, Garage Rock)

  4. ***Right On, by Heartmeat (Indie, Folk)

  5. ***War, by Weird Babies (Punk, Punk 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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--IT WAS OUR 2ND BIRTHDAY ON JULY 5TH!  In the last year we hit more than 9,000 followers, hosted our first 9:30 Club Festival, and had big name guests such as Ian MacKaye from Fugazi/Dischord Records.  None of this would have been possible without you guys listening! Thank you for following the show and allowing DC Music to be a part of your life! More to come, don’t go anywhere, we’re just getting started!



As of Mon evening that one facebook post had 937 comments, 122 shares and it reached more than 20,000 people!  WHOA! We’re tallying the results and should have the ballot out next week, so stay tuned! We love that you’re so involved in this!  
Nomination Post we’re referencing:

--TWO MORE SPONSORS HAVE SIGNED ON!  Huge thanks to these guys for being involved in the local music scene and for helping spread the word about our festival!

  1. Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center - Celebrating its 60th Anniversary as DC’s only full line musical instrument and equipment store. Started in 1958 and still family owned and operated, “Chuck’s” strives to be more than a store, but a resource for the DC music community.

  2. District Karaoke - DC's only social, team-based karaoke league! You can form a team, join a team, or register as a free agent. You can also check out any of our open karaoke nights to learn more.

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!



  • Feelfree - Define The Free
     (13 Song Reggae Album - RIYL SOJA, Citizen Cope, Slightly Stoopid)

  • Luke James Shaffer - Luke James Shaffer, Vol. 1
     (6 Song Indie EP - RIYL The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Zac Brown Band)

  • Milo in the Doldrums - Built For No One
     (4 Song Rock EP - RIYL Radiohead, Pavement, Nirvana)

  • The Duskwhales - Fight Back
     (Indie Single - RIYL The Beatles, The Doors, The Killers)



Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:


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!

Jul 20 - Fri
Den-Mate & Two Inch Astronaut @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
19th Street Band @ The Hamilton Loft in Washington, DC

Jul 21 - Sat
Sub-Radio @ Occoquan Music on the Mill in Occoquan, VA
Randy Thompson Band @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
Edjacated Phools @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC

Jul 23 - Mon
Caustic Casanova @ Atlas Brewing Works in Washington, DC

Jul 25 - Wed
Juliet Lloyd @ Lakefront Concert Series in Columbia, MD
The Sidleys @ Willow Garden Summer Concert Series in Bethesda, MD
Odetta Hartman @ Black Cat in Washington, DC

Jul 26 - Thu
Better Homes & In Your Memory @ MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD
The Grey A & Justin Trawick @ Union Stage in Washington, DC
Sara Curtin @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA


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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