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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.facebook.com/justinshapiromusic

www.instagram.com/justinshapiromusic

www.twitter.com/JShapMusic

www.justinshapiromusic.com

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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!

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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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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!
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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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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

 

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Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
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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)


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