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Watch Jarreau Williams Become FEAR

Jarreau Williams looking scared in a corner with big white dripping letters that spell out "FEAR."

More to Watch Happy Halloween, everyone! Our award-winning DMV friend, Jarreau Williams released a creepy music video for his single inspired by his own dark journey with mental health, “Fear” produced by frequent collaborator, the Nashville-based Devin Spear (Exhale Recording) on this spooky Friday the 13th. Jarreau Williams “FEAR” album art. Not only is this […]

Tina Turner ‘Salute’ Act Is Set to Rock the Birchmere with New Jersey-Based Suzette Dorsey

Suzette Dorsey as Tina Turner - Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Suzette Dorsey doesn’t care for the term “tribute act.” Rather, her show “Forever T I N A” is a “salute” to the music and persona of the legendary Tina Turner. Dorsey grew up in a musical family in New Jersey. While in college at Pennsylvania’s Shippensburg University, she would frequently head down to the capital region to visit her brother, who was studying at the University of Maryland. One of those fateful weekends, the siblings went to see Turner perform at the Warner Theatre, an event that changed Dorsey’s life. Learn more about Dorsey’s upcoming show at the Birchmere on Feb. 23 with contributing writer Eric Althoff.

ISHAN: ‘Something Beyond What We Understand Guides the Artist through this Mess that Is Life’

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Melbourne-based singer-songwriter ISHAN discovered a love for music at the age of 15 during rehabilitation for spinal fusion surgery. The emerging talent and compelling lyricist has been honing his skills ever since, marking his official entrance to the music scene in late 2022 with his debut single, “Go,” which appeals to fans of Ed Sheeran. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she sits down with ISHAN to discuss his musical influences; how his diverse Indian, Swiss, and Catalan roots inform his worldview; why Baltimore is on his bucket list of places to visit; and the reason he has learned to co-exist with fear.

Joseph Michael Jones: ‘Just Because Someone Isn’t Seeing You As Something Doesn’t Mean You’re Not That’

Joseph Michael Jones

Multifaceted creative and DMV native Joseph Michael Jones is one of a kind. Blending the roles of visual artist, author, playwright, actor, musician, and industry professional, he demonstrates the freedom that comes from creating a life on your own terms. Learn more about Joseph Michael Jones’ journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including his favorite DC9 Nightclub memory, how he navigates his identity as a queer Black man, and the most important lesson he has learned during his growth process.

Tai Mystique Tells All Her Secrets in New EP “Where Do I Go”

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill “If music were a person, they would be who I would tell all my secrets to.” – Tai Mystique Singer-Songwriter Tai Mystique has unveiled a vibrant new five-song EP “Where Do I Go”. The title track is a duet featuring fellow Wisconsin-based R&B / Alternative artist Felix Ramsey. Their […]

Stellan Perrick’s Diverse Influences Birth Modern Retro “Golden Baby”

Stellan Perrick Golden Baby Album Art

Recent Articles By Emma Page Independent Indian artist Stellan Perrick draws listeners into his sexy new single “Golden Baby” by placing sounds of the city streets at the top of the track that make them feel as if they are whooshing through a dark tunnel. This is the perfect intro for this funky love song […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 14, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill It is another incredible week for new music, and, per usual, there’s just a lot more of it than we can touch on in more comprehensive editorial coverage. Still, no matter your musical inclinations, there’s something for everyone in this week’s highlights from the Alchemical Records Multiegenre Mixture playlist […]

Electro Pop Artist MIZZI: ‘Sometimes You Have to Break a Rule to Create Something Special and Unique’

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RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum songwriter and producer Heather Jeanette Miley, who performs under the stage name MIZZI, knows the secret to writing a hit pop song. The Virginia Beach-born and Los Angeles-based artist has penned songs for some of the most popular artists of our generation. Learn more about MIZZI’s journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including the top three things she misses about Virginia, her favorite celebrity collaboration, and her special message in honor of Women’s History Month.

Klaatu Suuns Comes to Terms with Mistakes of the Past in ‘Andreas’

Klaatu Suuns "Andreas"

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross On February 23, Mexico City-based multi-instrumentalist Klaatu Suuns released the official music video for his latest single, “Andreas,” ft. American duo Speck Joliet. The expansive, dreamy track transports audiences to a place of magic and wonder while exploring themes of nostalgia and repentance. The beginning of the music video, […]

The Jazz Man Testifies: Samuel Prather Knows Many Styles, but Jazz—and D.C.—Are Always in His Heart

Samuel Prather

Samuel Prather’s musical influences have been many, but none was as formative as the minister of music at his childhood church. Raised in the church and later schooled in jazz, Prather brings a fusion of influences to his critically acclaimed sound. In honor of Black History Month, join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he connects with Samuel Prather to discuss his roots, why he believes D.C.’s jazz scene is underrated, and Prather’s residency at new venue Twelve After Twelve.