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:
FROM THIS SHOW
***Uh Oh Love, by Schreiner (Rock, Pop Rock)
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.
***Melt, by SHAED (Pop, Indie Pop)
***Is It Enough, by MioTiga (Indie, Indie R&B)
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!
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!
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!
NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK
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!
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
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Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
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