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DC Music Summit Continues to Reach Superior Heights

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One side effect of listening to the music of Dior Ashley Brown is, at least in part, a better understanding of the contagious energy behind the DC Music Summit, the event and organization she founded. Celebrating its fifth year, DCMS (for short) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports local musicians and the DC music industry by fostering inclusion, community engagement, professional development, and networking. Both DCMS and Brown’s music command the presence of something altogether powerful, uplifting, and convicting.

Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Polymath” by the Washington Post, Dior Ashley Brown defines art through a wide lens of intersections and correlations.

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.

Premium Rock and Roll “Slam Band,” Broke Royals Release New Single

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Called one of the best live bands in DC by CBS, and praised by Billboard for their “sing-along, arena-ready sound,” Broke Royals have just released their first single of 2022, “Slam Band.” The Washington D.C. metropolitan area was all a-flutter when Broke Royals released their second full-length album, Saint […]

Bhi Bhiman Stays “Up All Night” in Emotional New Single

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More to Watch By Daniel Warren Hill St. Louis based singer-songwriter, Bhi Bhiman has just released his latest single and accompanying music video for “Up All Night.” Bhiman gets personal by reliving a recent time when he would watch his daughter throughout the night while his wife was caring for her dying father, saying, “I […]

Yasmin Williams Is Taking the Stage by Storm

Yasmin Williams

Yasmin Williams is an acoustic guitar maven from Northern Virginia. Her music is a little classical and a little folk but fully and authentically Yasmin. Listening to Yasmin is an experience. She uses the whole range of sounds offered by the acoustic guitar and seamlessly moves from what sounds like a meditative chant to much more percussive element. And don’t forget her brilliant use of harmonics. Join contributing writer Kimberly Shires as she goes behind the scenes with this legend in the making who continues to inspire many.

Dave Sheinin Doesn’t Need a Ruler to Know ‘The Measure of Things’

Dave Sheinin "The Measure of Things"

Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/iGGubemAMZ0 This reading of Alchemical Records content provides 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. Baltimore-based alternative artist Dave Sheinin recently released a new single, “The […]

Animalweapon Says That You ‘Deserve’ It

Animalweapon "Deserve"

More to Watch By Margaret Adams https://youtu.be/9IE20CwUbtY This reading of Alchemical Records content provides 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. The new single, “Deserve,” from lo-fi electronic artist, Animalweapon, illustrates […]