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Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before describing the evening, it’s important to understand Paradise Fears and their incredibly dedicated fans. Beginning back in high school in Vermillion, South Dakota, lead singer and writer Sam Miller and his friends Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Marcus Sand, Michael Walker, and Lucas Zimmerman released two EPs before taking a gap year to work in … Continue reading Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

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Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before describing the evening, it’s important to understand Paradise Fears and their incredibly dedicated fans. Beginning back in high school in Vermillion, South Dakota, lead singer and writer Sam Miller and his friends Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Marcus Sand, Michael Walker, and Lucas Zimmerman released two EPs before taking a gap year to work in … Continue reading Paradise Fears at Webster HallParadise Fears at Webster Hall

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Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before describing the evening, it’s important to understand Paradise Fears and their incredibly dedicated fans. Beginning back in high school in Vermillion, South Dakota, lead singer and writer Sam Miller and his friends Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Marcus Sand, Michael Walker, and Lucas Zimmerman released two EPs before taking a gap year to work in … Continue reading Paradise Fears at Webster HallParadise Fears at Webster Hall

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Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before describing the evening, it’s important to understand Paradise Fears and their incredibly dedicated fans. Beginning back in high school in Vermillion, South Dakota, lead singer and writer Sam Miller and his friends Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Marcus Sand, Michael Walker, and Lucas Zimmerman released two EPs before taking a gap year to work in … Continue reading Paradise Fears at Webster HallParadise Fears at Webster Hall

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Paradise Fears at Webster Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before describing the evening, it’s important to understand Paradise Fears and their incredibly dedicated fans. Beginning back in high school in Vermillion, South Dakota, lead singer and writer Sam Miller and his friends Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Marcus Sand, Michael Walker, and Lucas Zimmerman released two EPs before taking a gap year to work in … Continue reading Paradise Fears at Webster HallParadise Fears at Webster Hall

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Shows to Know: San Fermin @ the Barns at Wolf Trap – 1/30

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

If you cross the beltway for anything, make it for San Fermin at the Barns at Wolf Trap this Friday. Sure, it’s at the end of the orange line in Vienna, Virginia and maybe you have to take a second form of transportation to get from the metro to the theater, but this band is […]

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BestCoast Connection Tour Review – by Max Blackman

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

As YG’s DJ took the stage and began spinning tracks to pump up the crowd, you could sense the excitement in the air. Coming off a year of much acclaim, the Los Angeles rapper descended onto Silver Spring to perform some of his biggest hits – and that’s exactly what he did. Wearing his signature […]

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WRGW Music: What We’re Excited for in 2015

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

It’s January 5th and we here at the WRGW Music Department are just a little bit sick of the cyclical year-end lists penned by **in-touch** music writers and tastemakers who continually peddle the same albums over and over again, with more regard for controversy (Mark Kozelek shout out) than actual substance. Let’s face it – […]

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An Interview with The Walking Sticks

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

D.C dream pop trio The Walking Sticks (composed of Chelsea Lee and brothers Spencer and Max Ernst) are coming off the excitement of having released their album Send The Night in December of last year, and are now ready to drop a new five track EP. The band has been finding great success within The […]

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Songs of Brilliance: U2 in the New Decade

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Only the Rolling Stones can claim an evolution as variable as U2’s; Bono himself has gone from baby-faced new waver to long haired 80’s rocker to international rock star to tongue in cheek pop shocker, and now in this past decade, to sunglass wearing celebrity. Some criticize bands like U2 and The Stones for continuing […]

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Album Review: niggas on the moon – Death Grips

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

  Death Grips have stepped out of the shadows again and brought with them their new release “niggas on the moon,” which is technically side A of a double album is titled The Powers That B. This release is the first half of a double album and contains only 8 tracks at the moment. At […]

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Toy Soldiers and Quiet Life at Mercury Lounge NYC

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

With summer upon us, many are looking for great summer jams and upbeat tones. For those who like breezy pop with a hints of blues, folk, and classic rockabilly, I’d strongly suggest checking out Toy Soldiers and Quiet Life. After hearing Toy Soldiers at CMJ last October, I’ve gotten to know Ron Gallo a bit better, preparing me […]

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Album Review: Turn Blue by The Black Keys

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

The Black Keys’ Turn Blue sounds like a collaboration between Pink Floyd, Broken Bells, Warren Haynes and Gary Clark Jr. The record is smooth yet punchy, with soul and disco dueling through its 11 songs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like The Black Keys we’ve come to love. It’s been four years since their Big Come Up […]

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Unlocking his own thoughts: An exclusive interview with Locke Kaushal

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

A common argument made by WRGW’s bloggers and show hosts is that the DMV music scene kicks arse and more people need to pay attention… Whelp, I am a conformist because Locke Kaushal, the Dale City, VA native and recent winner of the House Artist Grant has more talent than most of y’all’s favorite rappers.  In light […]

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Basketball, Motels, and Work Ethic: An exclusive Interview with Rapsody of Jamla Records

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

There are few artists in the hip hop game who are as well respected, and have made music as consistently dope as Rapsody, the Jamla Records signee and member of the North Carolina collective Kooley High. Rapsody has all the criteria for being a dope MC: her flow is on point, her concepts and topics […]

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Basketball, Motels, and Work Ethic: An exclusive Interview with Rapsody of Jamla Records

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

There are few artists in the hip hop game who are as well respected, and have made music as consistently dope as Rapsody, the Jamla Records signee and member of the North Carolina collective Kooley High. Rapsody has all the criteria for being a dope MC: her flow is on point, her concepts and topics […]

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Typhoon @ the 9:30 Club

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

THE BAND For those of you familiar with my show, you know that I love Typhoon. The band, which consists of eleven members, is led by Kyle Morton, who provides lead vocals and guitar with support from two violins, two trumpets, two drums, another guitar, a bass guitar, horns, and separate percussionist-ukulele player, all of whom sing […]

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The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

The Hold Steady have never been big on “happy” songs. But, somehow Craig Finn and his gang always found a way to see hope in the lost and downtrodden souls that find themselves a subject of the band’s songs. This hope however, is almost nonexistent in their new album Teeth Dreams. The album gets its […]

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An Interview With Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before his show at Rock and Roll Hotel on March 21st, Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel sat down with us to discuss the making of his new record Island Intervals, Icelandic folklore, and playing Newport Folk Festival. WRGW: How did you spend the years since your release of Nothing is Precious Enough for us in 2008? […]

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WRGW and Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Present: River City Extension, Paperhaus and Sun Cycle

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

For the past three years, WRGW has hosted its Spring Concert at 6th & I, the historic synagogue in Chinatown. In 2012, we saw Red Line Grafitti and Reptar bring the house down. Last year, we teamed up with other local college radio stations to bring Deerhunter, Mas Ysa and Jackson Scott to DC. This […]

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Augustines at U St Music Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Having become familiar with Augustines after randomly stumbling upon them while perusing through Youtube related videos, I expected a predictable, yet enjoyable indie rock show. What I saw on Wednesday was not that, it was something much, much different. This was indeed a quite special stop on their US Walkabout tour. It was the first […]

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Shows We’re Stoked For: Clay Morton, The Day We Met, and Bencoolen at Mellow Mushroom 2/27

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

This Thursday, catch all your local favorites performing under one roof that contains beer, pizza, and obviously great music. Starting off is GW Student and WRGW favorite Clay Morton, who will be performing an acoustic set. He sounds like a Southern John Mayer in all the right ways. Check his sound in this in-studio he […]

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This Saturday: Super Nike Nando and Dugee F. Buller at the Fillmore at Silver Spring

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

House parties are as much a part of hip-hop as 808 drums and Gucci Mane’s ice cream tattoo. So, it goes without saying that any DC Hip-hop head would be CRAZY to miss out on Super Nike Nando and Dugee F. Buller’s Hip-Hop House Party this Saturday, February 22nd at the Fillmore Silver Spring. As […]

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Together PANGEA at Black Cat

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Together PANGEA, a three-piece band from Los Angeles, took the stage at the Black Cat backstage Tuesday night.  The indie grunge band captivated the small audience, perfectly suiting the intimate venue that allowed the fans to get close to the stage. The setting was dark; a perfect fit for the raw, honest and sometimes vulgar […]

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Jarell Perry at U St. Music Hall

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

  Opening up for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, Jarell Perry had quite a multi-cultural crowd to impress last Wednesday night. Despite his only band only consisting of someone armed with a laptop to play the beats, Jarell’s powerful vocals carried him through the night with grace. Jarell combines the smooth, sexy vocals of ’90s R&B with […]

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