More to Watch Critically acclaimed and award winning instrumental recording duo, Hot Mustard release new single, “The End of Time,” along with an accompanying new music video. Hot Mustard’s sophomore album, “Seconds” drops March 31st. The start of the video provides an ambient and then a trippy, slightly off-pitch tone with flashing images that take on […]
If you smell something rather unusual at the Birchmere on March 17, there’s at least a chance that the Smithereens’ fans have brought them…crabs. That actually happened once at the venue back in the day when the Jersey boys played the famous Alexandria stage. “One of our fans, a longtime fan, brought me a dozen crabs,” recalls guitarist Jim Babjak. “I had them [wrapped] in newspapers, and I stunk up the back! But the band tolerates me because they know I love Maryland crabs.” The Smithereens share memories of playing the Birchmere—and their hopes for a joyful present – with contributing writer Eric Althoff.
Atlanta-based genre-bending artist Jay Americana does not fit into a box, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The creative’s sound rests at the intersection of hip-hop, alternative, and electronic dance – all while maintaining a cohesive quality. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with Americana to discuss their early starts, finding a sense of belonging as a Black queer artist, Black history, and Americana’s favorite memory of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, as well as an exclusive preview of their forthcoming EP, which the artist describes as a “celebration of life and liberation.”
More to Watch Maryland-based spiritual pop musician, Cynthia Angelica, is back with a personal story in her latest single “Flatline”. Written several years ago in the wake of a mass shooting, she marks a moment of suspended anxiety about whether her sister, who was in the vicinity at the time of the shooting, had made […]
Fito de la Parra is likely one of the few people on earth who can say he helped hijack a helicopter—without getting arrested. The Canned Heat drummer fondly recalls how he and his bandmates were desperately trying to make it to Woodstock for their set in the summer of ‘69, but all roads to the upstate New York hamlet were impossibly jammed. In the years that followed, Canned Heat has since become an acclaimed international act. Learn more about the band’s exciting journey, as contributing writer Eric Althoff sits down with de la Parra in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, including details on their upcoming Annapolis show.
When Alicia Blue released her debut album, Bravebird in 2020, the then L.A.-based artist was told the record sounded like Nashville. Now that she has relocated to Nashville to work with songwriter and producer Lincoln Parish, formerly of Cage The Elephant, Blue is amused by feedback suggesting that her latest EP, Inner Child Work (Releasing July 15 via Magnetic Moon Records), ‘sounds more like L.A.’
Some of this ‘confusion’ is certainly the result of the removal of physical restrictions from collaborating and producing music, as ever-expanding opportunities for remote collaborations reveal…
Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Indie rock musician, Yoshi Flower, is back with a cover of Juice WRLD’s “Wishing Well” which also acts as the first single off their upcoming EP. Taking an unplugged approach, he highlights the more tender notes of the song to honor the late musicians passing. At the time Juice WRLD […]
More to Watch By Daniel Warren Hill In order to treat various health issues related to intracranial diseases, a surgical procedure known as ‘trephination’ is performed, which removes a section of the skull, revealing the sensitive brain tissue underneath. The latest single by Los Angeles-based Psyclo, called “Trephination,” shares that theme with the level of […]
Recent Articles By Margaret Adams Indie singer-songwriter Jacob Humber is back with his new single, “Afterlife.” This is Humber’s fourth single since his debut in 2018 with “End of the Street.” The single was rewritten with its producer, Julian Dente, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recorded at Dente’s home studio. With mixing by […]
Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross On March 11, Savannah, Georgia-born and DMV-based artist Linc Bradham released his debut single, “Save You.” The warm, melodic, and emotive piano-driven track explores, with care, the unexpected loss of a loved one and the memories that stay with us for a lifetime. Bradham notes the song “was inspired after […]