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Any band that plays old-timey sounds — blues, country, Western swing, jug-band, Dixieland, bluegrass, Cajun, and so on — has…
Featuring Taylor Mulitz from Priests, Flasher’s lush post-punk is razor-cut with a bit of a sarcastic sneer. The band looks good in light blue for a video filmed around its D.C. stomping grounds.
Mannequin Pussy knows — and sounds like — the hell that is heartbreak, veering in short bursts between syrupy sweet pop and charred-walls-of-sound punk.
The British band’s third full-length is proof of just how vivid and inviting psychedelic music can be in the 21st century.
The Americana innovator invites listeners into a shiny dreamscape that’s both deeply informed by musical history and uniquely his own.
One of global techno’s boldface names pushes himself into new territories on a collaboration album stocked with dance-music’s leading lights.
The new solo album from the Girl In A Coma frontwoman is a fiercely brave, song-by-song journey through her experiences of addiction and recovery.
Berry, who turns 90 Tuesday, is a rock deity, but there are many for whom he is merely a famous name. NPR’s Andrew Limbong was among the uninitiated — until now.
The forthcoming album from the experimental rock band comes with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of Don Joyce’s cremated remains.
One of D.C.’s seminal punk bands, Bad Brains, is among the 19 nominees for the class of 2017 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Citing its “unique mix of breakneck-paced hardcore punk and dubby reggae,” the Hall included the band Tuesday on a list that also proposes Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction and Depeche Mode among first-time nominees.
In an excerpt of a book dedicated to the classic soul album Donny Hathaway Live, author Emily Lordi looks at the ingredients that make Hathaway’s cover of “A Song for You” such an achievement.
February 24, 1928 About 12:30 a.m., we visited this place and found approximately 5,000 people, colored and white, men attired…
The D.C.-area band crafts a striking mix of rock, hip-hop, funk, go-go and Brazilian sounds, fused with energy and humor.
Fifteen years after being purchased by the musical Brindley Brothers, the Vienna, Virginia, club Jammin Java has become one of…
Despite the ubiquity of graybeard reunion tours, not every ’90s indie/punk trope is worth perpetuating. So it’s wise for a canon-embracing…
The former Weakerthans singer returns with an album full of gorgeous, vividly detailed songs about characters whose potential doesn’t always lend them a pathway out of their own heads.
Natalie Mering’s performances are framed in ebbing-and-flowing chamber-folk, set off by psychedelic detours and surreal manipulations of captured sound.
Just like that, the emo band returns 17 years after its debut album — a bit older and a bit more introspective, yet still holding on to that teenage feeling.
The protest album is alive and well in 2016. Listen to a synth-pop record created to fight the rise of far-right nationalism in Sweden.
Tagaq, an Inuk throat singer, marries modern pop with deeply-vested tradition to gobsmacking effect. The songs on her new album, Retribution, encompass terror, rage, ecstasy and bone-leeching sadness.