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Dead Alright Highlight the Pull of Pop Punk in New Single “Dust Falls”

Dead Alright is the solo project of Brand New Lungs frontman Louis-Charles Berthiaume of Montreal. “Dust Falls” is one of the newest singles, preceded by “Parasites,” “Strong Enough to Fail,” and “Smoke and Mirrors.” The latest release, “Playing with Fire” is also available now.

Dead Alright - Dust Falls - album art - a hand drawn wooden coffin with a cross on a blue/red swirling background
Dead Alright - Dust Falls - album art

With all of the new music offered by Dead Alright already this year, it leads us to think that an EP or LP might be in the works. One thing is certain, “Dust Falls” and the surrounding body of work definitively prove the irresistible pull of the pop-punk genre, with Berthiaume’s upbeat and fun rock riffs and driving drums providing the foundation for authentic, profound, and impactful lyrics. 

We anticipate that if you are a fan of Millencolin, No Use For A Name, and A Wilhelm Scream that you’ll want to get your hands on all the latest Dead Alright has to offer. We might also point you to Washington D.C. area artists like Ben DeHan and Keep Your Secrets if this is in your wheelhouse.

Find “Dust Falls” and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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Betty Who, headliner of Kinetic Presents Pride Month event

Zach Renovátes, Kinetic Presents: In the Name of Love For All

As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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