Livestream Preview: 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest, 2/26-2/27/21

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The Adrien Moignard Trio and Christophe Cravero (Photo courtesy Charm City Django Jazz Fest)

The 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest returns this Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, with a tuned-in lineup from around the globe celebrating the music and legacy Django Reinhardt. Although the Creative Alliance is hosting this year’s Djangofest virtually, the talent, energy, and music promise to be just as powerful as previous years.

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Song of the Day: “Drugs in California” by Transviolet

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Transviolet (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)

After a successful catfishing on a musician networking website, Sarah McTaggart began to collaborate with producer and bassist Mike Panek across the world, and over the internet writing the beginnings of what would eventually become Transviolet.

Transviolet recently released a new single, “Drugs in California.”

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Song of the Day: “Stuck” by Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed

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Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed (Photo courtesy Transmission Publicity)

A killer new band out of DC, Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed, fronted by Rosie Cima, will release their new album Realm of the Warring Gods on March 12 via This Could Go Boom!

Recently, they’ve released the album’s angsty, visceral lead single, “Stuck.”

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Song of the Day: “A Tall Tale” by Union of Knives featuring Helen Marnie

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Helen Marnie (Photo courtesy the artist)

Glasgow-based electro rockers Union of Knives self released “A Tall Tale,” their first of two collaborations featuring Ladytron’s lead vocalist Helen Marnie.

The trio is composed of Chris Gordon, Ant Thomaz (Dope Sick Fly), and drummer Pete Kelly, who returned from a decade on tour with The Kills and Ladytron, and brought Marnie into the fold. These songs will appear on their forthcoming album Endless from the Start, which will be released this spring.

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Livestream Preview: Joe Ciccarello @ Songbyrd Music House, 2/19/21

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Joe Ciccarello (Photo courtesy Eventbrite)

DC musician Joe Ciccarello writes and performs songs with voice, guitar, bass, drums, violin, mandolin, saxophone, and more! He recently released his debut album, New Life, available on Bandcamp and Spotify.

Songbyrd Presents Joe in a livestream from Songbyrd Music House on Friday, Feb. 19!

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Song of the Day: “Vendetta” by Iceage

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Iceage (Photo by Fryd Frydendahl)

Copenhagen’s Iceage — Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Jakob Tvilling Pless, Johan Surrballe Wieth, and Dan Kjær Nielsen — announce their fifth album, Seek Shelter, out May 7 on Mexican Summer.

Today, they present a new single/video, “Vendetta,” which follows “The Holding Hand,” “an ominous transmission from a band who can summon a storm like few others” (Pitchfork).

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Song of the Day: “Big Steppa” by Dayon Greene

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Dayon Greene (Photo courtesy Leoht House)

Dayon Greene recently shared the video for “Big Steppa” off his 2020 debut album, Me.

Inspired by his love for soccer the visual is an homage to the game (“If you not playing to win, what you playing fo?”), but much could be said off the field. Where power and precision collide, Dayon intricately weaves parallels from the sport to his experience as an artist. On the cusp of stardom, the DMV rapper shows what staying the course gets you.

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Song of the Day: “Lilacs” by Waxahatchee

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Waxahatchee (Photo by Molly Matalon)

Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has had a busy week, not only making her late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! but also performing alongside Kevin Morby on CBS This Morning. Performing “Fire” and “Lilacs” from last year’s critically acclaimed Saint Cloud, Waxahatchee again proves why she is one of the most important voices in music right now.

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