5 Rising DC Musicians You Should Check Out

  1. Bartees Strange
    Bartees Strange’s genre-blurring music has turned the indie-rock singer into one of the area’s best-known young artists. Though he grew up in Oklahoma, he’s lived here for years, soaking up Washington’s cultural offerings. Strange’s new album, Farm to Table, just came out, so we asked him to talk about some of his local influences—both musical and otherwise. 카지노사이트

Bad Brains
No surprise to see the wildly influential hardcore band—which formed in DC in the ’70s—on Strange’s list. “They came at a time when punk music was all about the roughness of life. And then this Black band emerges from the nation’s capital talking about, yeah, the world is horrible, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel and here’s how we get there.”

Beauty Pill Frontman Chad Clark
Clark cofounded Beauty Pill in the early 2000s. “Chad is just a madman, a genius musician. I’ve never met anyone like him. He’s kind of the backbone of the music scene, and he’s a big part of why I wanted to move to DC when I graduated college.” 안전한카지노사이트

Oohh’s & Aahh’s
When he moved here from Oklahoma and was missing his mom’s cooking, Strange found comfort at this U Street restaurant. “Just perfect soul food. The people are really kind, and it always feels a little loose. Every time, I’m like, ‘Is my food going to come?’ And it always does, so I’m like, ‘Why do I always worry?’ ”

Malcolm X Park
Meridian Hill Park in Columbia Heights is also widely known by this moniker. “If you’re ever in DC for a day and want to see what the vibe of the city is, Malcolm X Park is the perfect place. All incomes and tax brackets are represented. It’s kind of a shitshow, it’s kind of gorgeous, and there are a lot of dogs.”

Good luck finding a local rock musician who isn’t in some way influenced by this band and its cofounder Ian MacKaye. “I went to a show this weekend and ten people walked by and were like, ‘Yo, Bartees, Ian is up at the front, you should meet him.’ Like, this guy is a real legend—and he’s just going to gigs. The [band members] are so down for community and contributing to the next generation.”

Inner Ear Studios 카지노사이트 추천
Don Zientara’s Arlington studio has recorded scads of classic DC albums. (It had to relocate last year. ) “It all comes back to the community for me. People like Don really pressed the conversation nationally that there was a sound in DC. A lot of the reason I’m talking about any of these bands is because of his vision.”

Patty Boom Boom
The reggae spot on U Street closed in 2015. “I used to go there all through my twenties, and it was rad. Everybody was smashed against each other, so you couldn’t be mad if somebody danced with your boyfriend or girlfriend. It was probably a fire hazard, but it was so charming and special.”

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