(VIDEO) SXSW Comes Home

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The only thing keeping us from the SXSW Festival each year is that it’s very south and very southwest from DC. But that didn’t stop us from getting behind-the-scenes access to some of this year’s most exciting acts. SSDC partnered up with … Continue reading

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Afternoon Delight: Zou Bisou Bisou

Zou Bisou Bisou

After last night’s season five premiere of Mad Men, some of you (re: all of you), have probably been compulsively humming this little “yéyé” diddy all day long. Rest assured that Megan’s (Jessica Paré) awkward little burlesque tune will be stuck in your … Continue reading

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Tonight: Listen Local First @ Mellow Mushroom


As per our frequent mentions of local music-touting Listen Local First, we’d like to recommend tonight’s panel discussion on how DC writers and bloggers tackle local music coverage. Swing by the Mellow Mushroom and hear from panelists including Jon Fischer of Washington City Paper, Philip Runco of … Continue reading

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18th Street Record Row


Your music library might fit on a thumb drive, but if you’re like us, nothing will replace the feeling of thumbing through a record collection and stumbling upon a gem. Fortunately, there’s a few places in town where that’s still … Continue reading

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(LISTEN): The Metro Song


We’ve all heard the sounds of our melodic Metro: The high-pitched squeaking of an aging escalator; the “Step back, doors closing” warning; the hum of an approaching train. While people may tend to drown out our city’s underground soundtrack during their … Continue reading

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Music Monday w/ Wham Bam Pam


Today’s Music Monday comes from the widely infamous Wham Bam Pam of District burlesque glory. After answering a Craiglist ad in 2008, Ms. Pam kicked off her burlesque career complete with all of the bedazzled ensembles and sexpot allure suiting … Continue reading

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Lyrical Lesson

Photo by Bora Chung

Poet Henry Mills is pretty comfortable with a mic in his hand. The veteran performer has graced tons of stages throughout the DMV, delivering shows that meld spoken word, punk, and hip-hop. Social issues and his own background inspire his vivid, visually evocative poems, which are often set to live music. His third full-length show… Continue reading

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(Listen) DC Power Hour Playlist


Each month, Listen Local First promotes area bands by joining forces with vendors throughout the city to host a DC Local Music Day. Translation: Instead of listening to KD Lang cry you a river inside Starbucks, places like Dolcezza, Open City, Local … Continue reading

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