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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!
'Tis the season for summer shares; these communal getaways are a genius solution for cash-strapped millennials, but spending time in someone’s home and, on the flip-side, hosting visitors, calls for a bit more prudence than shacking up in a hotel. Let’s just say things can get a little awkward if you break a priceless read
Ditch the coffee table. Just get rid of it. This may sound aggressive, but many of us just don't have the setup for a massive rectangle dead center in our living rooms. If you've managed to get one to fit, it's probably crowding all the furniture and upsetting the room's feng shui. Or, upsetting your shins as you awkwardly read