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2/05/19 - Special Guest: Mannywellz

This week on DC Music Rocks, Mannywellz, an artist inspired by the native sounds of his African roots, stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Some Never Really Get SNRG, Alex Vaughn, Jonathan Sloane, and Bluewreck.

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Mannywellz Bio/Links:

Mannywellz

Interview Video Link:

Making of Wrong Place Video referred to during the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AleqDhhemsA

Inspired by the native sounds of his African roots, Mannywellz found his voice inherently – translating his life experiences through his artistry in songwriting, producing and playing multiple instruments. Talented in each component of his craft, listeners don’t immediately know what to expect from the Nigerian-born, Maryland-based artist. After realizing the uniqueness of his sound and his dynamic yet seemingly effortless performance style, it’s easy to imagine why Mannywellz has shared the stage with the likes of Jidenna, Erykah Badu, Tory Lanez, Jaden & Willow Smith and many more. With an infectious smile, playful nature, and powerful voice Mannywellz continues to leave audiences awe-struck, recognizing the passion and raw talent in his delivery.

Links:
mannywellz.com

@mannywellz

Mannywellz
Mannywellz

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Lady and the Tramp, by Some Never Really Get SNRG (Hip Hop, R&B)

  2. Wrong Place by Mannywellz (Hip Hop, R&B)

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

  4. ***Alive and Well, by Jonathan Sloane (Rock, Blues)

  5. ***Smokestack Lightning, by Bluewreck (Rock, Psychedelic 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!

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are pausing production of the DC Music Rocks show for a while!

Our goal has always been to connect the DC community with the incredible music scene here in the city.  The show is only 1 piece of the total DC Music Rocks Platform.  The show in its current format requires 15-20 man hours per week to produce, and is the biggest effort of the team by far.  We believe that the website, and the information we share is also a big value for the community. We’re going to spend some time concentrating on expanding and improving the Live Music Calendar and DC Artist Database on our website. We’re looking at starting a blog as well to relay the news.  There’s the possibility of bringing the podcast back in the future in a different format, we’ll see. We’re excited about the future!

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:

  1. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL LIST - We still will be emailing all our news, so if you haven’t signed up for our email list already the link is here: https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/contact

  2. AUGUST 17 AT 930 CLUB, MARK YOUR CALENDAR - We’re already locked in for our 3rd annual DC Music Rocks Festival, and this one’s going to be even bigger than the last.  See you there!


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

VIDEO


HOT SHOWS!!

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

Our local music calendar, the only place online you can find exclusively where DC’s own talent in a 50 mile driving radius around DC!   http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


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!


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**   **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


1/29/19 - Special Guest: Del Florida

This week on DC Music Rocks, Del Florida, a neo-soul tinged, dream pop outfit based in Washington, D.C., stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Higher Numbers, Gingerwolf, Teen Mortgage, and Alto’s World.

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Del Florida Bio/Links:

Del Florida

Interview Video Link: https://youtu.be/dK7xKC2g0TM

Del Florida is a neo-soul tinged, dream pop outfit based in Washington, D.C. and fronted by vocalist and multi instrumentalist Leela Dawson. Formed in Liverpool, UK, Del Florida cut their teeth in the local club scene and supported up and coming acts such as Montreal melancholy indie rock group TOPS, and San Diego noise pop duo Crocodiles. After wearing out her student visa, Dawson returned to D.C. to keep doing what she does best- bringing everyone into Del Florida's world. In the short time Del Florida has been a part of the D.C. scene, they have managed to open for a slew of notable acts including Warner Bros. Records band Lawrence at U Street Music Hall, Jonny P., The Reign of Kindo, Little Tybee and Super Doppler at Union Stage

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delfloridababy/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delfloridababy/?hl=en

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/63XWNsmfIdvfTx57xEWG1r?si=ADWQNcdeSa66WGkV2iOJBg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/delfloridababy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMBE2ZHApw-dhxBh5C4Noow/featured

Del Florida
Del+Florida

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***I Know Your Name, by Higher Numbers (Rock, Hard Rock)

  2. Dream’n Again by Del Florida (Pop, Progressive Pop)

  3. ***Red Bracelets, by Gingerwolf (Jazz, Hawaiian Space Jazz)

  4. ***No Labels, by Alto’s World (Hip Hop, Alternative Hip Hop)

  5. ***Is It?, by Teen Mortgage (Punk, Garage Punk)

***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


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Jae Alexander - PlayFair
    R&B Single - Recommended If You Like (RIYL) T-Pain, Usher

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

VIDEO


HOT SHOWS!!

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

Our local music calendar, the only place online you can find exclusively where DC’s own talent in a 50 mile driving radius around DC!   http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


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!


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**   **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


1/22/19 - Special Guest: Dante Pope

This week on DC Music Rocks, Dante Pope, a soul drummer-vocalist based in Washington, DC, stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Kromanauts, Dom Flemons, Jaye Wood, and Black Alley.

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Dante+Pope

Dante Pope Bio/Links:

Interview Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfPLtm2qwkw

Dante’ Pope is a soul drummer-vocalist based in Washington, DC. As a native of Chicago, Illinois he blends his gospel roots with a soulful swing that has been showcased all around the world. Currently, he is an Artist in Resident at the illustrious Strathmore Performance Center in Bethesda, Maryland and percussion instructor for the Levine School of Music. His passion for arts in education has connected him with The Musicianship and the DC Arts and Humanities Council’s grant programs. He creates learning experiences with world class talent for 100 4th-5th graders once a month for The Musicianhsip’s Master Class Series. To date he has assisted in servicing over 1000 students in the DC area.

Most recently,  Dante’ toured with Kenny Wesley and the Soulful Nerd Band to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Madagascar, Gabon, and Rwanda through the State Department's, American Music Abroad Program. He served as Music Director for grammy-nominated soul artist Raheem Devaughn and the Crossrhodes, toured the country with Grammy award-winning artists Dom Flemons and Old Crow Medicine Show and has collaborated with a host of many other artists based in various genres from jazz to afrobeat. His versatility as a percussionist is indicative of his outlook on life. Whether teaching or performing, Dante’s smile and happiness is palpable to all around him. 

Links:

www.dantepope.com

IG/Facebook: Dante’ Pope

Twitter: dpope25

Dante Pope
Dante Pope

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Lions in the Street, by Kromanauts (Reggae, Punk)

  2. One Summer’s Eve, by Dante Pope (Soul)

  3. ***Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, by Dom Flemons (Folk, Americana)

  4. ***Impatient, by Jaye Wood (Hip Hop, Urban Pop)

  5. Hellen Keler, by Black Alley (Hip Hop, 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!

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE 2019 WAMMIE AWARDS!
The Wammies are back!  What’s different? How does this work?

The Process To Decide Wammie Winners:
-In January, nominations are accepted online from the general public.  
-In February, the Top most nominated in each award category will be scored by a select panel of judges comprised of regional music industry professionals.  
-The finalist with the highest combined score from the judges in each category wins!

Wammie Award Eligibility:
-Must have been a release in 2018, from January 1st, 2018 till December 31st, 2018.
-Artists must be from the Washington, DC region.  This map can be found on our Wammie Awards FAQs page.
-Artists must have a release, that’s widely available, on at least 2 of the main commercial music platforms outlined in the FAQs.

WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW?
Visit the nomination forms online and nominate as many artists and releases as you’d like for each of the categories.  You can share on your social media pages which artists you nominated and tag them! Spread the word! If you’re an artist, post on your social media page which award category you want your fans to nominate you for and ask them to go vote!  Remember, those with the most nominations from the public in each award category will become a finalist in that category, so the more people and artists involved, the more inclusive the awards show will be!

The FAQs page for The 2019 Wammie Awards contains all official details.
http://www.wammiesdc.org/faqs/
To Nominate:  
http://www.wammiesdc.org/nominations/


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Doublemotorcycle - Doublemotorcycle II
    11 Song Full Album of Hard Rock - Recommended If You Like (RIYL) Blink 182

  • Justin Shapiro - Live at the 9:30 Club
    3 Song EP from the DC Music Rocks Festival at the 9:30 Club, produced by Mark Reiter at Bias Studios

VIDEO


HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!

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

Our local music calendar, the only place online you can find exclusively where DC’s own talent in a 50 mile driving radius around DC!   http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar


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!


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**   **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


1/15/19 - Special Guest: Maryjo Mattea

This week on DC Music Rocks, Maryjo Mattea, an artist who captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice, stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Raheem DeVaughn, Color Palette, Serenity Karima, and Two Dragon and a Cheetah.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^
Podcast:  
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Tell Siri, Alexa, or Google Home "Play the podcast DC Music Rocks"!

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Maryjo Mattea Bio/Links:

Interview Video Link: https://youtu.be/lsshtoeZtvE

Fun Fact: Maryjo was one of the first guests we had back in the early days of DC Music Rocks. She won, by popular vote, a performance spot at our 9:30 Club Festival and one of the prizes with that win was to come back! You can find her 2016 episode here: https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/episodes/august-16-2016-special-guest-maryjo-mattea

Washington, DC-based songstress Maryjo Mattea captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice. Mattea’s music, which has garnered comparisons to Neko Case, Alanis Morissette, and Liz Phair, is the perfect hybrid of polished pop and raw rock. In addition to performing original music and more as a solo artist and with a band, she is also a member of the grunge-garage rock duo, Two Dragons and a Cheetah, electro-rock group, Color Palette, post-rock ensemble, Endless Winter, and occasional bassist for synth-pop band, Loi Loi.


Bringing the songs to life on the records and the stage are Scott Manley, Joshua Hunter, and Eamonn Donnelly. Scott Manley (drums) moved to Washington, DC within months of Mattea in 2011. Prior to arriving in DC, Manley received a degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in orchestral percussion, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and held down the beat for LA-based band, Moving Picture Show. Joshua Hunter (guitar), plays with Mattea in not one, not two, but three bands: Maryjo Mattea, Color Palette, and Endless Winter. He previously played guitar with dance-rock ensemble, Dance for the Dying (DC) and hard rock band, The Elegy Machine (Phoenix). Before re-locating to DC in 2015, Eamonn Donnelly (bass) was bassist for Chicago-based group, The Kickback. Donnelly's creative talents extend beyond the musical realm; he is also a gifted graphic designer and photographer.

Website: www.maryjomattea.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryjomattea

Instagram: www.instagram.com/maryjomattea

Twitter: www.twitter.com/maryjomattea

YouTube: www.youtube.com/maryjomattea

Bandcamp: http://maryjomattea.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/maryjomattea

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Vj7uSCee79u0ZR1TxH5J8?si=waxauX-ATO6VmZvISjDpsw 

Maryjo Mattea
Maryjo Mattea

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Don’t Come Easy, by Raheem DeVaughn (R&B)

  2. The Other Side, by Maryjo Mattea (Pop, Pop Funk)

  3. Chelsea, by Color Palette (Pop, Electro)

  4. ***Party, by Serenity Karima (R&B, Funk)

  5. Wind Me Up, by Two Dragons and a Cheetah (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!

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) NEW RELEASE PLAYLISTS!
We’ve started our 2019 New Releases Playlist.  Follow it to always get free deliveries of the absolute newest music.  We add to it every week!
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/3rrpdTIRTQNqXAnGuwzOP3


Our 2018 Playlist is now complete with 244 Songs and more than 15 hours of music!  A great resource for songs you haven’t heard too much and to find ideas on who to nominate for the Wammies!
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k


2) THE 2019 WAMMIE AWARDS!
The Wammies are back!  What’s different? How does this work?

The Process To Decide Wammie Winners:
-In January, nominations are accepted online from the general public.  
-In February, the Top most nominated releases/artists in each award category will become finalists and will move on to be scored by a select panel of judges comprised of regional music industry professionals.  
-The finalist in each award category with the highest combined score from the judges will win the Wammie Award!

Wammie Award Eligibility:
-Must have been a release in 2018, from January 1st, 2018 till December 31st, 2018.
-Artists must be from the Washington, DC region.  This map can be found on our Wammie Awards FAQs page.
-Artists must have a release, that’s widely available, on at least 2 of the main commercial music platforms outlined in the FAQs.

How can I participate?
The public nomination process is the important piece our region is involved in. It is your voice that nominates, recognizes, and celebrates these musicians and artists!  Visit our nomination forms online and nominate as many artists and releases as you’d like for each of the categories. Share on your social media pages which artists you nominated and tag them!  Spread the word! Remember, those with the most nominations from the public in each award category will become a finalist in that category, so the more people and artists involved, the more inclusive the awards show will be!

NOTE:  
The FAQs page for The 2019 Wammie Awards contains all official details. This short overview is simply a supplemental resource.
http://www.wammiesdc.org/faqs/
To Nominate, click here:  
http://www.wammiesdc.org/nominations/


NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

MUSIC

  • Make Up Girl - In Time
    6 Song Rock EP - RIYL Tame Impala, The Strokes, Frank Ocean

  • Lionize - Cyber Attackers
    2 Song Hard Rock Release - RIYL Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin

  • Raheem DeVaughn - Belongs 2 You
    R&B Single - RIYL Dwele or Floetry

  • Color Palette - Dear Prudence
    Pop Rock Single, cover of a Beatles song

  • Melodime - Roll-2
    4 Song Rock EP - RIYL Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty

  • CoralBenders - Jellyfish Yell
    Rock Single - RIYL The Growlers, Thee Oh Sees, Pixies, Brian Jonestown Massacre

  • Bobby Thompson - On The Ground
    Hard Rock Single - RIYL Ben Harper, Gov't Mule, Eric Clapton

  • Nelly’s Echo - Holly Would
    Pop Single - RIYL Jason Mraz, Sting, Aloe Blacc

VIDEO


HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!

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

Jan 18 - Fri
Robbie Schaefer @ The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA (Folk)
Wanted Man @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC
Elizabeth II @ Union Stage in Washington, DC

Jan 19 - Sat
The Fuss @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD
Human Country Jukebox @ Haydee's Restaurant in Washington, DC
Jonny Grave @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC
The 5:55 @ Whitlow's On Wilson in Arlington, VA

***Our calendar is the only place to find exclusively DC’s local music scene! Check out all your show options! https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar/

Jan 20 - Sun
Rare Essence @ The Hamilton in Washington, DC
Two Ton Twig @ Whitlow's On Wilson in Arlington, VA

Jan 24 - Thu
Queue @ Pie Shop 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!


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**   **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


12/31/18 - The Best Songs Brian Obsessed About in 2018

In creating the shows in 2018 we shared more than 300 songs, and listened to hundreds more. So what were the best of the best? We’re happy to share! These are Brian’s top 13 which he listened to on repeat in 2018, and a playlist of the top 57 in case you like what you heard and want to dig deeper. We hope you find some new tunes you love! Just a brief intro and then it’s all music for you to enjoy!

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

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

FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Greens, by be steadwell (Pop/Soul)

  2. Stronger, by Juxt (Hard Rock)

  3. Cups to the Floor, by Rare Essence (GoGo/Hip Hop)

  4. Bartenders and Bourbon, by Fellowcraft (Rock/Blues)

  5. Petrified (Live), by Chris Cassaday (Folk/Folk Rock)

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

  7. The Imagineers, by Crys Matthews (Folk/Americana)

  8. Forgiveness, by Sol Roots (Blues/Funk)

  9. Long Way Back to Shonto, by Eli Lev (Indie/Indie Rock)

  10. Snow Day, by Tony Craddock, Jr. (Jazz/Gospel)

  11. Private Room (feat. JusPaul), by Footwerk (Hip Hop/Alternative Hip Hop)

  12. Crank It Up (Long Live Rock n’ Roll), by Lindsey Buckingham Palace (Hard Rock/Classic Rock)

  13. Come and Get It, by Pebble To Pearl (R&B/Funk)

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

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

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


BRIAN’S TOP 57 FROM 2018


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**   ** Chad Lesch** ** 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 Jan 01 2019
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12/21/18 - Great Holiday Songs You've Never Heard

This episode is intended to provide uninterrupted music which you haven’t already heard before to put you in the holiday spirit! From all of us in the DC Music Rocks family, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday!

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

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

FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Christmas Cookie Blues, by Broke Royals (Rock/Alt-Rock)

  2. Holiday Hangover, by Sub-Radio (Indie/Indie Rock)

  3. Happy Birthday Jesus, by Jason Masi (Rock/Acoustic)

  4. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, by Tony Craddock, Jr. (Jazz/Gospel)

  5. Christmas With You (Live), by Abby Sevcik (Pop/ElectroPop)

  6. Merry Christmas Baby, by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers (Funk/GoGo)

  7. Don’t Shop Just Love, by The North Country (Rock/Magical Realism)

  8. Christmas Time Is Here, by Archives, Christos DC (Reggae/R&B)

  9. Hey! Ho! Let It Snow!, by Derek Evry (Rock/Alternative)

  10. More Than Presents, by Luke James Shaffer (Indie/Folk)

  11. Winter Wonderland, by The Harry Bells (World/Calypso)

  12. Santa Tell Me, by Sub-Radio (Indie/Indie Rock)

  13. Christmas Time, by Jason Masi (Rock/Acoustic)

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

->’DC Music Rocks Show’ MEGA 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 Dec 25 2018

12/18/18 - Special Guest: The Sidleys

This week on DC Music Rocks, The Sidleys, perform their own eclectic style of melodic, soul-influenced indie rock and shine together onstage with powerful voices, memorable songs and precise musicianship, stops by for a chat.  The episode also features great tracks by Mark Rogers, Hayley Fahey, Johnny and the Headhunters, and Veronneau.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^
Podcast:  
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Tell Siri, Alexa, or Google Home "Play the podcast DC Music Rocks"!

 
The Sidleys

The Sidleys Bio/Links:

Interview Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkkPvg2iFRI

The Sidleys have been busy performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the mid-Atlantic region including The Fillmore, The Hamilton Live, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Bethesda Blues and Jazz and Villain & Saint as well as festivals and outdoor concert series up and down the East coast.

Their debut album Bittersweet has been well-received by critics and fans alike, gaining a nomination for Pop/Rock album of the year as well as winning an award for best album design from The Washington Area Music Association. The Sidleys' new album The Love You Make was released in June 2017 and has been called 2017's sound of summer by WERA 94.7 FM and Cerphe Colwell MusicPlanet Radio.

www.thesidleys.com

www.facebook.com/thesidleysmusic

www.instagram.com/thesidleys

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-love-you-make/1236370775

The Sidleys
The Sidleys

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***No Bigger Fool, by Mark Rogers (Rock, Americana)

  2. Signs, by The Sidleys (Rock, Soul)

  3. Dry Ice, by Hayley Fahey (Rock, Indie Rock)

  4. ***That’s All I Need, by Johnny and the Headhunters (Blues, Rockabilly)

  5. One Note Samba, by Veronneau (Jazz, World)

***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

  • Eli Lev - Way Out West
    5 Song Indie EP, Recommended if you like: Tom Petty, Mumford and Sons, Johnny Cash, Ben Harper, The Lumineers

  • Den-Mate - Den-Mate on Audiotree Live
    6 Song Live Album, Recommended if you like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portishead

  • Da Flame - God Answers Prayers
    14 Song Full Album - Previous Reggae artist we’ve covered now turns more faith based

  • Leo & Cygnus - Sagittarii
    5 song Indie Album - Recommended if you like: Fleetwood Mac

VIDEO


HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!

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

Dec 21 - Fri
Black Masala & Shamans of Sound @ Union Stage in Washington, DC
Justin Jones @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC
The Sidleys @ Villain & Saint in Bethesda, MD

***Our calendar is the only place to find exclusively DC’s local music scene! Check out all your show options! https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar/

Dec 22 - Sat
Ugly Sweater Party w Color Palette/Fellowcraft/Coral Benders @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
The Fuss & Yellow Dubmarine @ The Hamilton in Washington, DC

Dec 28 - Fri
Broke Royals, Luke James Shaffer, Reed Appleseed @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
Eli Lev & Hayley Fahey Music @ Pearl Street Warehouse for Eli’s Album Release Show in Washington, DC
Moonshine Society @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD

Dec 29 - Sat
Cravin' Dogs @ The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
Broke Royals & Sub-Radio @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
Moogatu @ Union Stage in Washington, DC

Dec 31 - Mon
Seriously, too many shows to pick, visit out calendar to see them all!

Jan 3 - Thu
Two Ton Twig @ Union Stage in Washington, DC

Jan 4 - Fri
Bottled up & Loi Loi @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC

Jan 5 - Sat
Black Alley @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC (Hood Rock)
Flasher @ Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC (Hard Rock)


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!


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**   **Chad Lesch** **M4TR**


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12/11/18 - Special Guest: Cat Janice

This week on DC Music Rocks, Cat Janice, an artist who may reminds you of artists like Lady Gaga, and Bishop Briggs, with a hint of Amy Winehouse, stops by for a chat.  We even feature a sneak preview of her upcoming single, Crypto Kids! The episode also features great tracks by Honest Lee, Radar, Moonshine Society, and Lavender.

^^ CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE! ^^
Podcast:  
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Cat Janice Bio/Links:

Interview Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lpITMN2yNM

Cat Janice and the Band is an indie rock/alternative group from the Washington, D.C. area. Cat Janice mirrors groups like Lady Gaga, and Bishop Briggs, with a hint of Amy Winehouse to create a lively, driving sound. Cat has been featured on Country Music Television's popular TV Show, "Redneck Island" for her song "Fire" in March, 2016. Cat Janice is an integral part of DC's One Love Massive, a music collective and think tank. Her latest track, Pricey, came out in late November, and there are 2 more singles due to be released in January with producer Austin Bello of Forever the Sickest Kids!

http://www.catjanicemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CatJanice/

https://soundcloud.com/catjanice

https://onelovemassive.com/factory-floor-session-cat-janice/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQoJkqMin6w

Cat Janice
Cat Janice

FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. ***Let’s Go to War, by Honest Lee (Funk, Instrumental)

  2. Pricey, by Cat Janice (Rock, Alternative)

  3. Shell, by Radar (Rock, Dance Rock)

  4. ***Big Boss Man, by Moonshine Society (Blues, Roots Rock)

  5. Short on Time, by Lavender (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

  • Melodime - Tunnels
    Single with Pop-Rock/Country Vibe - RIYL Zac Brown Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tom Petty

  • Tony Craddock Jr. - Won’t He Do It
    Smooth Jazz Single - RIYL Kenny G, Boney James, Dave Koz

  • Beau Young Prince - Groovy Land Deluxe
    Re-release of his Groovy Land Album with 4 additional tracks, Hip Hop vibe - RIYL Andre 3K

  • The 5:55 - Marquee
    Caught ourselves humming “I like it when you’re beggin for it…”  Pop Rock Vibe Single - RIYL Third Eye Blind, Oasis, Foo Fighters

  • Maryjo Mattea - The Other Side
    Pop Rock Single featuring a rapper, love this track! - RIYL Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, Neko Case

  • Taylor Carson - After the Tamer Has Gone
    Indie Rock/Singer Songwriter Vibe 9 Song Full Album - RIYL Amos Lee, John Mayer, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon


VIDEO


HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!

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

Dec 14 - Fri

Bobby Thompson @ Sofar Sounds in Washington, DC (Blues)

Leo & Cygnus EP Release Show @ Finart Gallery in Annapolis, MD (Rock)

Thievery Corporation @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (Jazz/World)

***Our Local Music Calendar is the only place to find where exclusively DC’s artists are playing in a 50 mile radius around DC. You can filter it down to only shows near you too!
https://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar/

Dec 15 - Sat

19th Street Band @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD (Folk/Indie)

Thievery Corporation @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (Jazz/World)

Sol Roots with special guest Ron Holloway @ JV’s in Falls Church, VA (Funk/Blues)

Dec 16 - Sun

Eric Scott @ MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, MD (Pop/Rock/Funk)

His Dream Of Lions @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA (Pop Rock)

Dec 17 - Mon

Lavender @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Rock)

Dec 18 - Tue

Flowerbomb, FuzzQueen & Time Is Fire @ Black Cat in Washington, DC (Rock/Hard Rock)

Dec 20 - Thu

Wanted Man, Elizabeth II, & Maryjo Mattea @ Black Cat in Washington, DC

Crys Matthews @ Jammin Java in Vienna, VA


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!


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**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


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.

^^ 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"!

 
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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!


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**


Advertisers/Sponsors

Interested in spreading the word to our more than 12,000 DC region followers?


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.

^^ 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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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
Instagram

Broke Royals
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)


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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11/20/18 - 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)^^

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

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)

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

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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)**


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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.

^^ 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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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
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)

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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)


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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.

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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

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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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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?