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GLOSSER Releases Deluxe Edition of Debut Record, DOWNER

GLOSSER standing on a checkered floor looking up at the camera.

When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a deluxe version exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.

The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.

Shelly Star and the Galaxy Journey to Jammin Java

Shelley Star and the Galaxy performing on stage in space themed outfits.

Recent Articles Shelley Star and the Galaxy celebrate the release of their forthcoming album with a special performance alongside BUKO BUKO and Ari Voxx at Jammin Java on February 4. This won’t be the band’s first time appearing on the Jammin Java stage, however; they were awarded second place in Band Battle #25 at the […]

Mystery Friends Bring Utopia to Atlantis

Mystery Friends "Utopia" Album Art

We’ve been fans of Mystery Friends for a while now. The band released their debut album in 2019 and, like we imagine you are, are bracing ourselves for their followup album, Utopia, releasing January 23. Mystery Friends will be in full celebration mode, performing alongside fellow Washington DC-based rockers Kinda Evil at The Atlantis, DC’s newest and already iconic venue, January 26.

“We’re really proud of this album and we are pulling out all the stops for this show to really make it an event. We’re only the second local band to headline since they opened last year, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

The latest hint of things to come on Utopia is served in the form of the aptly named and transcendental, if at times a little trippy, “Fever Dream.”

“Wind The Clock” with Brian K & The Parkway

Brian K. & The Parkway "Wind The Clock" album art depicting a guitar amplifier in the middle of the forest surrounded by Fall foilage.

Recent Articles Brian K. Pagels and Stephen Russ, the DC-area duo that make up Brian K & The Parkway released their debut single, “Wind The Clock” on January 12. The pair will release their debut album, Killing the Bear, on March 29, 2024 alongside the launch of their upcoming tour that begins the night of […]

Lauren Calve Brings The Winter Sun to D.C.

Lauren Calve poses for a press photo with an acoustic guitar under blue lighting.

More to Watch Singer-Songwriter Lauren Calve will be headlining The Winter Sun Tour, with upcoming January dates in PA, DC, and NY, supported by Cat Ridgeway and Catterina of Washington D.C. Fresh off the success of her Fall 2022 acclaimed debut album release, “Shift,” Lauren shows no signs of slowing. Having recently completed a tour […]

Strangers That Clique Get into The Heavy After Hours

Screenshot of the Strangers That Clique logo from "Throw That Weight Around" music video.

More to Watch Earlier this year, Alchemical Records reported the release of the After Hours EP released by Washington D.C. funk, hip hop, soul, and rock amalgamators, Strangers That Clique. The June EP was the band’s first ever studio recording, a teaser for the full length The Heavy After Hours coming to all major platforms […]

Come Alive with A Shrewdness of Apes

A Shrewdness of Apes band members posing together along a sidewalk.

Washington D.C. progressive rock act A Shrewdness of Apes (ASOA) are poised to release their latest offering, Live from Jammin Java on December 28, 2023. Ring in the New Year with the first live EP to be released by ASOA and made available on all major streaming platforms. 
Recorded earlier this year while sharing a lineup with Outerloop and Roscoe Tripp at the iconic VIenna, VA concert venue Jammin Java, the live album was then mixed by Ben Green of Ivakota Studios.

Traveling with The North Country

The North Country band sits together outside in front of a red photo backdrop. A wooden table in front of the band displays yellow and white flowers.

Give a listen to the new single “The Invisible Hand” from D.C.’s own North Country, and see what comes to mind.  Its influences are many, including—to my ears—1980s New Wave and Radiohead.  But Andrew Grossman, the band’s frontman, would rather its DNA be apparent to the ear of the listener rather than strictly defined by its songwriter. 

“It’s funny the stuff that people said they hear in that song,” Grossman said.  “And it’s all been stuff that I’ve listened to and liked, but maybe wasn’t explicitly thinking about when I was writing it and when we were recording the whole thing.   

“It wasn’t deliberate, but I’m sure it filtered down and came out somehow.”

Indeed, The North Country is making a name for itself in the capital area with its experimental soundscape. The group, which will be playing DC9 on Oct. 26, entails Grossman and five other musicians. Grossman met drummer Kirk Kubicek when they both studied at the University of Maryland’s arts scholar program. Many of the rest of the group met at our city’s dearly departed Bathtub Republic—where Grossman also lived for a time.

Worriers Celebrate Their Return to the Studio at DC9

Frontperson of the band, Lauren Denitzo, is sitting with their legs splayed on a backwards wooden chair, resting their arms on the top of the chair. They are in a white room with concrete floors. Worriers is written in black text above their head while Trust Your Gut is written right next to it in red text.

Recent Articles Worriers will be playing DC9 on October 8th at 7:00 PM EST with their new album, Trust Your Gut. Trust Your Gut is the first studio album that the punk-adjacent band has put out in three years. It comes on the heels of their home-recorded album, Warm Blanket. The band, fronted by Lauren […]

An Interview with Ari Voxx

Ari Voxx - I'm Okay, Please Stop Asking - Album Art featuring the artist and her band in hot pink against a green garden landscape.

Recent Articles Melancholy Moods, Music Therapy, and Monologues In the middle of August, Ari Voxx and her band the Sad Lads released their first album, “I’m Okay, Please Stop Asking.” Ari is a natural storyteller. Her album follows several narratives from her past that put her in melancholy moods. Her ability to be unapologetic is […]