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Aaron Abernathy serves up soulful R&B on new album "Monologues"

Aaron Abernathy could be the future of R&B. With soulful vocals, angular synths and soaring guitar leads that could have been snatched straight from a Prince album, the DC-based artist's latest album, Monologues, is a a funky R&B album that you don't want to skip over. The DC-based artist sets his compelling instrumentals against poignant, smart lyricism, yeilding songs that seem to honor past R&B sounds, but have their eyes set to the future. Check out Aaron Abernathy streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni 

A Place in Time to bring their high energy pop punk to Hell's Bottom 12/30

With the snarl of mid-aughts alt bands like Fall Out Boy and The Used, MD-based A Place in Time, is treat for 20-somethings like me that are pining for some catchy pop punk with an unbreakable sincerity. Their latest single, "Perish the Thought" is wrought with thick lyricism, infectious harmonies, energetic drumming and soaring sing-along choruses--a potent blend that's destined to worm its way into your head and have you hitting the repeat button. Catch A Place in Time on 12/30 at VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" with WVNDER, Who is Atlas, Waves Overhead, and Heavyweights, and be sure to stream them below.-Olivia Sisinni

Hip Hop artist Kotic Couture drops new EP "Abstract"

If there's one thing Baltimore-based rapper Kotic Couture is trying not to do, it's blend in. The artist delivers punchy hip-hop tracks that are as stand-out as his glam, neon-tinged appearence. Navigating the space between thoughtful lyricsim, and club-ready powerhouse anthems, Kotic Couture's latest EP, Abstract, is 4 tracks worth of eclectic tunes that are sure to make an electrifying impression. Check out his track "Go Awff" streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni 


PLRLS crafts nostalgia-inducing New Wave that's as fun as it is bizarre

Did you think that New Wave was totally dead? Well, allow Baltimore-based PLRLS to prove you wrong. The 5-piece band has an uncanny knack for creating angular melodies that are as bizarre in scope as they are outright danceable. This one is definitely for all the nostalgia chasers out there. Check out the band streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


VeVe & Tha Rebels craft mesmerizing gangsta-folk

Veve & Tha Rebels have a penchant for casting entrancing music that manages to be both soft and strong-willed. The self-branded gangsta-folk band blends traditional folk with elements of afro-beat, R&B and hip hop; crafting a sound that pays homage to roots rock but feels decidedly fresh and original. The instrumentals are paired with singer/guitarist VeVe Marley's soulful and hypnotic vocals to produce a potent concotion that's sure to reel you in. Check out "Sistars" off the band's appropriately titled The EP streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


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