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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 easy to get discouraged this time of year. It's cold, dreary, and snowy. You spend spring, summer, and fall weekends running around, but during this season it proves difficult to even leave the house. But, then again, why would you really need or want to? You have Netflix, Seamless, and an endless universe of read
Whether your relationship is in the exciting lavish-gifts and loving-declarations phase, or the comfortably long-term, "mumbling at each other while you watch your shows" phase, you should know Valentine's Day is fast approaching. And with it, the attendant pressure of getting him or her something that truly expresses read