Tiny Ghosts on their Unbreakable Bond, Creative Chemistry, and Defying Expectations

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Friends have an infamous reputation for being less than ideal business partners. Indie pop duo Tiny Ghosts, comprised of guitarist Eric Morgan and lead singer Dayan Marquina, are a testament to the fact that one size does not fit all. Defying expectations, the duo entered the music scene in 2020 and has not looked back. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross and learn more about Tiny Ghosts, including the curious story behind the duo’s name, how the band’s broad musical influences inspire their sound, and the impact of Marquina’s Hispanic heritage on her songwriting.

The Sublets Set the Record Straight with “Misunderstood”

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Recent Articles Cleveland-based alternative rock band, The Sublets, tackles the uncertainty of current events in their latest single “Misunderstood”. Taking more contemplative route, the band shows off a more thoughtful, laidback approach that takes its time getting to where it’s going rather than focusing on a final destination. The music moves with restraint and a […]

Joe Downer: From Metal to Americana

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Award-winning Americana artist and songwriter Joe Downer was born in the United Kingdom, but calls the DMV home. He moved to the States when he was young and settled in the DMV area, where he’s lived ever since. At 15, he got his first guitar and has not looked back since. Downer loves the area, and attributes a big piece of how his sound and self has developed to the DMV area and community, which he describes as “vibrant and supportive.” Learn more about Joe Downer’s inspiring story with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including his journey from rock and heavy metal to indie folk, how music helped him overcome dark seasons in his life, and why he believes music is the great healer.

Getting into the Fast-Paced Workflow of LG (Team Genius)

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There are many musicians in the world who take an enormous of time to write and develop music between big releases. Meanwhile, there are other artists like LG (Team Genius) who have constant flow that seems never-ending. The insatiable drive of the Black, queer, Philadelphia-based rapper is undeniable, and she has worked hard to channel that flow into a seamless string of singles, EPs, and albums over the last several years, never failing to put her best foot forward. In recognition of Pride Month and Black Music Month, learn more about LG’s exciting journey with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.

The Queen of the Blues Is Back on the Road, and Heading to D.C. – Shemekia Copeland Headlines Columbia Blues Festival

Shemekia Copeland performs in Los Angeles on March 18, 2022 - Photo by Victoria Smith

Shemekia Copeland took a necessary break to give birth to and begin raising her son. However, she had no way of knowing the furlough would be exacerbated by the pandemic. Copeland is now ready to be back in front of audiences, including at the Columbia Pike Blues Festival in West Arlington on June 18. In honor of Black Music Month, join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with Copeland to discuss the show, preview her upcoming album, and delve into topics of motherhood, America’s violence problem, and more.

All the Colors of the Human Voice: This D.C. Conductor Rounded Up a Stellar Cast for PBS Pride Month Special

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The programmers and artists involved in PBS special, “True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs,” had a novel idea: Music could be the ultimate leveler. In celebration of Pride Month, join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he goes behind the scenes to explore the songs and stories of “True Colors” with members of the star-studded cast, including Founder and Artistic Director of the American Pops Orchestra, Luke Frazier; Grammy Award winner and Broadway veteran André De Shields; and Black trans operatic vocalist Breanna Sinclairé.

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 28, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Happy Saturday, and I hope wherever you find yourself this Memorial Day weekend that you are able to appreciate the significance of the holiday and able to enjoy time with those you love! There are so many tracks below hinting at even larger bodies of content. With this many […]

Keeping It Real with Amoeba Teen’s New Self-Titled Album

Amoeba Teen

Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee England based alternative rock band, Amoeba Teen, is back with a brand new self-titled album led by the single “New Material World”. Bursting with electric energy, the album keeps the rock and roll energy of the album’s predecessor Medium Wave while pushing into new sonic territory. “This album is the […]

Kevin Whelan Reflects on the Past and Future: ‘Do Not Let Fear Win or Waste Your Time’

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Born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and growing up in Ocean City, Kevin Whelan has always had music in the forefront of his life. His biggest most formal gig came in the form of one of the catchiest and most thoughtful indie rock groups of the ’90s, The Wrens. Last year, Whelan released the debut album from his new project, Aeon Station. Learn more about Kevin Whelan’s journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including his most indispensable artist tool, best advice for aspiring musicians, and his special message in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.