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10 Awesome Local Musicians To Know (& Love) Right Now

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    A discussion about D.C. music can quickly turn into a heated debate between old vs. new. But, do us a favor and forget all that — especially the idea that the best tunes are behind us. There’s a new crop of musicians in town who are generating some well-deserved praise, and we’re here to (literally) blast it from the rooftops.

    Like the dreamy, synth sounds of Balto's Beach House? We’ve got some synth experts here, too. Think Wale is all that outsiders will ever know of D.C. rap and hip hop? Think again. There's plenty of up-and-coming talent waiting in the wings. No matter who’s on your current playlists, you’ll find some homegrown kindred spirits ahead. Click through to discover, and be sure to crank those speakers — we’ve got sample tracks!

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