Marieme (Photo by Ogata)
Marieme will release a string of singles this summer: Songs for the Revolution. Marieme was so moved by recent events she decided to get to work with new music with the hopes of starting to heal herself and the world around her.
She kicks the series off with a video only release of her track “Lovechild” that recently premiered on Billboard Pride. Of the track Marieme said, “The song is about remembering who you are, you’re a lovechild.”
Billy Price (Photo by Christopher Myers)
DMV concert venues in Virginia continue to lead the way in reopening as The Birchmere in Alexandria returns after its COVID-19 closure with the Billy Price Charm City Band on Friday, July 10.
Sufjan Stevens (Photo by Andrea Morrison)
The Ascension, the eighth solo studio album from singer, songwriter, and composer Sufjan Stevens is set for release Sept. 25 on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
“America,” the album’s debut single, is out now alongside a video filmed by Sufjan.
Lzzy Hale fronts Halestorm at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
A traditional 4th of July holiday weekend is filled with food, fireworks, and music. And even though much of the country is still shut down due to the pandemic, music will still play a large part in the celebrations.
This year, many of rock’s top artists are coming together on Friday, July 3, to help kick off the holiday weekend with Rock for Relief, a virtual benefit to help raise money and awareness for Feeding America. Presented by United Stations Media Network and Storic Media Podcast Network, the online show is hosted by Lou Brutus and Riki Rachtman, with interviews conducted by Alice Cooper and guitar great Joe Satriani. The show premiers at 8pm ET, and replays at 11pm ET, on Rock for Relief’s website.
Jorja Smith performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Jorja Smith has released a new video for “Rose Rouge” from the forthcoming album Blue Note Re:imagined.
Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at Songbyrd Music House on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath)
Editor’s Note: Katie’s performance has been postponed until August.
We Fought the Big One, DC’s longest running monthly underground music listening party, is hosting a very special livestream show via Twitch on Friday, July 3! KAG, or Katie Alice Greer, former vocalist of Priests, performs a solo show during the indie rock livestream.
Dirty Honey (Photo by Richie Davis)
On a late-afternoon earlier this month, with Dodger Stadium and the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the background, Dirty Honey took to the hills — with suitcase in hand — and shot an acoustic performance clip of their song “Down the Road” as the newest installment in their “Suitcase Sessions” video series.
July 4th fireworks in DC in 2008 (Photo courtesy The Library of Congress)
On Saturday night, a 4th of July tradition continues, as A Capitol Fourth will take place for its 40th anniversary, starting at 8pm ET on PBS.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live A Capitol Fourth will not be held on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, this year’s performances were pre-taped across the country without a live audience.
Tedy (Photo by Mathew Guido)
Singer-songwriter Tedy recently released a video for his latest track “War” stripped down version, via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
“War” is the second major label single from the Montreal-based artist. The video was filmed in the bare streets of downtown Toronto during quarantine.
Oh He Dead performs in Bethesda, Maryland, on Jan. 25, 2020 (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Jammin’ Java’s Summerfest continues this Friday, July 3, with Oh He Dead. Originally founded as a duo in 2014 by Andy Valenti and CJ Johnson, the band now consists of five players: CJ on vocals and Andy on rhythm guitar with Alex Salser (lead guitar), John Daise (bass), and Adam Ashforth (drums). A healthy mix of classic R&B, funk, and folk, the Washington Post calls Oh He Dead’s music an “infectious and soulful sound.”
The show is currently sold out, but read on to see what you can expect if you’re going!