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 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.



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  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!

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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)




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!

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)


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