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Joel Cummins Talks His New Book, The Current Umphrey’s Tour and More [Exclusive/Listen]
Joel Cummins is the keyboardist and vocalist for Umphrey's McGee. Ahead of the band's Halloween show at The Anthem in[...]
Brian Bourgault Talks His Musical Influences And New Album [Listen]
Brian Bourgault is an extremely talented singer-songwriter based out of Denver. His sound embraces a multitude of different genres and[...]
Remembering Avicii On The Anniversary Of His Death
One year ago today the world tragically lost Avicii in what was later confirmed as a suicide. He was only 28-years-old[...]
Trey Anastasio Embarks On Debut Ghosts of the Forest Tour
In December of 2018, Trey Anastasio quietly posted a teaser on his Instagram page which served as an announcement of[...]
Artist Spotlight: Robert Walter talks Greyboy Allstars, 20th Congress and touring with Mike Gordon [Listen]
Robert Walter is a virtuoso on the keys and his career as a musician/composer spans nearly three decades. As a[...]
EXCLUSIVE: Ray Lamb Talks Studying Jazz, AZTEC SUN Working With Alan Evans and Playing 9:30 Club [Listen]
Ray Lamb is gearing up to play 9:30 Club this Saturday with AZTEC SUN as the band gets ready to[...]
Remembering Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll. He was known for his outlandish and flamboyant stage[...]
Artist Spotlight: Borgo
Brian Bourgault has always had an affinity towards making music and fostering relationships around his passion. For years Bourgault spent[...]
Phases and Stages: The 1960s
Last time in Phases and Stages I revisited country albums by Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, and Bobby Darin, as well[...]
Phases and Stages: A History of Country Crossovers
Traditionally country is the music of rebels and sweethearts born in the South and westward bound who’ve suffered a damn[...]
Artist Spotlight: FeelFree
When we first initiated the idea of developing a D.C. based publication, one of the driving forces for our intention[...]
Farm Aid 2017: Using Music To Aid The Family Farmer
The mission behind Farm Aid is simple: keep family farmers on their land. However, as each year passes the task[...]
Lockn’ Festival: All The Years Melt Into A Dream
If you're like us, you are packing your bags and preparing for Lockn' eagerly anticipating another weekend of live music, art installments[...]
Artist Spotlight: Waiting on Mongo
Artist Spotlight: Adwela & the Uprising
Adwela & the Uprising has been on the forefront of the reggae scene around the greater metropolitan area and beyond[...]
Phish Makes History With Baker’s Dozen Residency
When the rumor mill started to turn that Phish was going to opt out of a traditional Summer Tour and[...]
D.C. Funk Parade: An Event For Everyone
The Washington, D.C. Funk Parade is quite simply one of D.C.'s most inclusive annual events held in the city. Living[...]
The Main Squeeze Has The Juices Flowing
The Main Squeeze are at the top of their game and their musical chemistry is as rich as the midwest soil[...]
So Thank You Music: Catching Up With Jeff Lloyd of The Heavy Pets
The Heavy Pets are poised for another monumental year as the band is making serious strides to push themselves creatively.[...]