Original Rock

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Original Rock

Nostalgia is in the air this week. Tomorrow night film makers Richard Taylor and Jeff Krulik will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Razz‘s first single with an early peek at their new documentary about the band. DC Salon hosts this free event at the Shaw Library at 7 p.m. Razz played back in the day when live music bars were sprinkled all over this town-places like Desperados, Columbia Station, The Far Inn, The Keg and The Bayou. Back then the Unicorn Times listed bands in categories which included “original rock,” and we had a wealth of talent to choose ...

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Interview | Martín Miguel

Source: Blisspop » DC Music

As both a DJ and the label boss at Better Listen Records, Martín Miguel has a reputation for selecting quality soul and disco inspired dance music. On the same evening at the end of September that I talked to Martín about Better Listen Records, I asked him several questions about his artist career. In the

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Newsflash!: Win Tickets to Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue @ 9:30 Club, 3/22/18

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Newsflash!: Win Tickets to Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue @ 9:30 Club, 3/22/18

You love going to shows. I love giving you tickets to shows. It’s a match made in heaven. Read on for how you can win some tickets.

I’ve been going to shows at the legendary 9:30 Club since I was a teenager, and have seen some of the best of the best grace that venerable stage. It is a pleasure to be offering a pair of tickets to the following upcoming 9:30/IMP show.

You may have heard of a little band called The Black Keys. You may know that half of that Black Keys braintrust is named Dan Auerbach ...

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Sounds of searching from Americana artist Lauren Calve

Source: The Deli Magazine

Sounds of searching from Americana artist Lauren Calve
Main Artist you are covering (it will be added to our charts): 
Lauren Calve
Facebook ID (READ INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE BOX!): 
laurencalvemusic1
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Folk/Americana
Region (for charts, pick one): 
Washington DC

Solid voice, solid backing band, well thought-out lyrics dealing with feeling lost and out of place; all in all Lauren Calve makes a convincing Americana artist. “Be my home” she implores on the refrain to her latest single of the same name, as if she is being driven to desperation by feelings of being out of place. ...

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Preview | Lane 8 At 930 Club

Source: Blisspop » DC Music

Blisspop is giving away a pair of tickets to Lane 8 at 930 Club! You can participate by emailing your favorite Lane 8 track to info [at] blisspop [dot] com and the winner will be selected randomly. It is rare for a musician to achieve commercial success without having to compromise on the authenticity of

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Feature | Hot Coffee – “On The Verge”

Source: Blisspop » DC Music

DC-based DJ/Producer and founder of the Sticky Fingers Collective, Hot Coffee (aka James Hamilton), has a sexy new track on Brooklyn’s Super Tuff Records. The highlights of “On The Verge” for me are the bassline groove, the distorted horn instrumental, and the heavy kick drum sound, but there are other elements in the track that are

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Moon Safari (Air)

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Happy 20th Anniversary, Moon Safari (Air)

It feels like only yesterday that this album came out. But it wasn’t! Let’s wish a very happy 20th anniversary to Airs Moon Safari, and revisit just what makes this such a special record.

When this record came out I was in college, thought I knew everything about everything, and was totally into British bands and basically nothing else. Air started to change all of that.

With Moon Safari, the duo brought such a suave and chic sound to the music landscape. It sounded totally unlike anything else I was listening to at the time, and ...

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Live Review: Jen Cloher @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 2/1/18

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Live Review: Jen Cloher @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 2/1/18

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Jen Cloher at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

I have it on good authority that the acoustics at the Rock n Roll Hotel are, at times, questionable. If such is the case, it was not evident when I had the pleasure of seeing Mia Dyson and Jen Cloher on a sold out night. Jen was absolutely right when she joked during her set about giving the crowd their twelve dollars worth, before stating that Mia and ...

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Video of The Day: Hookworms

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Video of The Day: Hookworms

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Seeing as it’s a national holiday here in the US, it felt like a great time to watch this Hookworms video and be especially happy not to be at work. This clip really captures the endless, painful and inevitable monotony of the working week (and even the weekends we working stiffs work for) in a simple but incredibly effective way. What a way to ...

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Paul Draper

Source: Fuzzy Logic

The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Paul Draper

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical ...

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Oh Sees/OCS

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Oh Sees/OCS

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical ...

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical ...

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The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: New Candys

Source: Fuzzy Logic

The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: New Candys

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical ...

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