Richie Gomez is the Light We Need: Always Learning, Always Ready

Alternative artist Richie Gomez discusses debut album, The Light We Needed, with Alchemical Records

“Don’t wait” DMV- based musician Richie Gomez notes toward the end of our interview, “Just get in there and do it.” Apt advice from the Peruvian-born alternative rocker, who sat on a collection of songs for 10 years, waiting for a magic moment of alignment to record his music and share it with the world. “Work through the kinks” he urges, “There’s never a perfect moment. There will be things that you will learn while you are recording, which are just as valuable as the thing you walk into the studio with. Put the songs out and move forward.” Learn more about Richie Gomez’s inspiring story with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.

New EP Inner Child Work by Alicia Blue Will Leave a Lasting Impression

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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…

Rising Industry Professional Maura Marcellino: ‘I Always Have to Prove that I Deserve a Spot at the Table’

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Rising industry professional Maura Marcellino discovered Alchemical Records by chance. The Fairfax native and George Mason University senior has an impressive portfolio that demonstrates her commitment to elevating the music scene, and she’s just getting started. Learn more about Maura Marcellino’s exciting journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including her all-time favorite concert experience, her advocacy role in concert sustainability for Live Nation venues, and her special message in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

Hunter Heflin’s Latest Single “CGI” Takes Listeners Down The Rabbit Hole

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Most of us believe that somewhere in the world is the right person, just for us, a unique relationship capable of all the command and presence of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, or Neo and Trinity. Behind those feelings of destiny, lay the groundwork for imagining how […]

Shoshan Dunamis Impresses with New Music in 2022

Shoshan Dunamis Impress Me Album Art

Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill It is amazing how a simple phrase like “Impress Me” can say so much in context. One of the impressive things about Shoshan Dunamis is how as a lyricist she can place the listener in so many of those contexts. This latest single, available now on all platforms, first […]

dxadpoxt Finds More of Himself in “Lone Traveller”

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Canadian and Conscious Hip-Hop producer and rapper dxadpoxt has just released his first single of 2022, “Lone Traveller.” “Lone Traveller” from dxadpoxt’s forthcoming EP, promises to be the artist’s move to a more cerebral, philosophical sound. dxadpoxt’s debut single in 2019, “Eyes Wide Shut” and subsequent releases set a […]

BRASSIE Does Music Her Own Way

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BRASSIE is loath to be pigeonholed into one specific genre or another. Her sound is perhaps reminiscent of the singer-songwriter mode familiar from the likes of Alanis Morissette, but the artist herself insists that her musical influences and DNA are difficult to pin down. She takes inspiration wherever it comes, even from a documentary, noting “I feel like I’m influenced by everything I’ve ever heard.” Join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with BRASSIE to discuss her viral single, recent Wammie Award nominations, and upcoming shows.

BRASSIE Releases Studio Version of Viral Song, ‘friends like these’

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More to Watch By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/Q9vRdx4Alj4 This reading of Alchemical Records content is to provide a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Northern, Virginia-based singer-songwriter BRASSIE released the studio version […]

Luke James Shaffer: Steals Our Hearts with “Thieves”

by Kimberly Shires Luke James Shaffer, of Alexandria, Virgina, will release his second EP this spring, titled Vol. 2. Luke’s second EP follows Vol 1, which is one of the WAMMIE finalists for Best Country Americana Artist this year. Alchemical Records sat down with Luke over a cup of coffee to get the scoop on […]