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.
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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.
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FROM THIS SHOW
***Be Me (feat. ZaZa Maree), by RVSSLL (DJ, Funk, Alternative)
Bad Chemicals, by Broke Royals (Rock/Folk)
We’re All a Little Crazy, by Luke James Shaffer (Indie, Folk)
***Boxes and Boxes, by Reed Appleseed (Folk, Alternative)
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!
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!
NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK
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)
Black Masala - Trains and Moonlight Destinies
(Gypsy Funk Brass Band - Yep, we think you’ll like this one! Can you pick out all the DC scenes in this video?!)
Broke Royals - Bad Chemicals
(Pop Rock Video - Moving story about a couple facing PTSD after coming back from war. Great Video!
Doublemotorcycle - Evil
(Hard Rock Duo - nice costumes/makeup and high energy song!)
Doctor Robinson’s Fiasco (DRF) - Burnt Ends
(Narly techno pop track, with 2 drumsets?! Double the drums, double the fun!)
Leo & Cygnus - Sometimes
(Cool Pop Rock Track - Fun love story as well!)
Jason Masi - Calm Me Down
(Awesome Pop Track off Jason’s latest album, cool story about the people who keep you straight. Nice song!)
Prinze George - Thunder In My Head
(Electro Pop Track, and a bathtub in various nature scenes?! Yep, you’re probly going to like this one)
Tired All The Time - Only Exception
(Rock Track, with a couple killing it dancing, you can’t help but smile watching these two! Haha! We laughed out loud!)
Broke Royals - Christmas Cookie Blues
(Pop Rock Xmas Tune, about a cookie exchange, just in time for the holidays)
This Week’s Dose of DC Music:
(8-15 songs, updated weekly)
Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
(Mega playlist of singles and albums which came out in 2018)
Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
(Exclusively official music videos, this playlist is over 200 videos long, go enjoy!)
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!
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)
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