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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!
It's been a whirlwind year for New York City. A polar vortex froze over the winter months (literally), the ebola epidemic made a brief (yet frightening) appearance, and Eric Garner's death raised concerns over law enforcement's power over the civilians it's meant to protect.
And, while New York current events dominated read
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