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.
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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.
FROM THIS SHOW
***Don’t Come Easy, by Raheem DeVaughn (R&B)
The Other Side, by Maryjo Mattea (Pop, Pop Funk)
Chelsea, by Color Palette (Pop, Electro)
***Party, by Serenity Karima (R&B, Funk)
***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) 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!
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!
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!
The FAQs page for The 2019 Wammie Awards contains all official details. This short overview is simply a supplemental resource.
To Nominate, click here:
NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK
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
Dumi Right - Liberation Music
Love the horns in a hip hop track. Good beat makes you bob your head!
Oh He Dead - This Time Around
Cool Funky R&B Track with good guitar, cool set the music video walks you through too! Enjoyed it!
HOT SHOWS LIST THIS WEEK!!
Go see a show! Research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!
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 24 - Thu
Queue @ Pie Shop in Washington, DC
GREAT RESOURCES & LINKS
Specific playlists we update weekly:
‘This Week’s Dose of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist, Updated Weekly:
(10-20 songs, updated weekly)
Our ‘2019 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
(Mega playlist of singles and a track from albums which came out in 2019)
Our ‘DC Music Rocks Show’ Playlist:
(Basically Every Song We’ve Ever Featured on the Show since we began in 2016)
Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
(Exclusively official music videos, this playlist is over 200 videos long, go enjoy!)
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