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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

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Honest Haloway's "Eyes On Me"

Honest Haloway’s recent synth-driven tune “Eyes on Me” is the first single off their soon to be released EP Perigee. It has been gaining the DC three piece quite some notice, leaving its fans excited for what is to come. Honest Haloway is pioneered by singer/songwriter Tim Kratzer, who composes all the songs in his studio and then brings them to fellow bassist, Jim Smalley, and drummer, Charlie Karim to be reworked for a live audience. Their new single perfectly summarizes the more electro-pop direction that Honest Haloway is moving towards, although there is still some reminiscent rock echoing through from their old EP, The Towns. The new EP was inspired by Kratzer’s recent trip to Iceland. The band hopes to catch the attention of synth-pop listeners throughout colleges on the east coast with their up coming tour. Look for the music video of “Eyes on Me” coming out July! --Rohan Khanna


Wanted Man release "Live at DC9" plus extra goodies.

(photo by Nigel Lyons) DC's Wanted Man made a nice recording of their recent DC9 show (available on Bandcamp). The performance featured some amazing local guest performers, including Anthony Pirog (Janel and Anthony), Adam Orlando (Acme, RDGLDGRN) and Andrew Grossman (The North Country). The recording of the show is free, but a few dollars will get you a whole lot more. I'll let the band explain:

"This performance features brilliant guitar playing by Anthony Pirog and a tight rhythm section made up of Adam Orlando and Andrew Grossman. Pay what you like, or nothing at all, but $7 will get you the recording from our acoustic show and a $double-digit purchase will grant you access to a super secret site where you can hear some rough mixes of the forthcoming studio album."

You can catch Wanted Man at Rock and Roll Hotel on July 9th on an incredible bill with DC's Pree and Richmond's Avers. --Natan Press


Irresponsible video for "Up and Up"

First things first, I love everything about Irresponsible. After I found them on Facebook about a year ago, I immediately got a message from their singer/guitarist, Ryan Paladino, thanking me for liking the page and supporting the band. Outgoing musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously make music scenes that people can be proud to become a part of. Once I got an email from my editor asking me if I’d be interested in covering their new music video for the song "Up and Up", I was thrilled to cover it. The video is witty and funny, just as self-deprecating as the band in itself. Babes, booze and the one-liner “Let’s get this motherfucker started,” combined with great music to rock out to make for a fantastic music video. Check out their video, and their music. They’ll appreciate it just as much as you will. Irresponsible are currently recording their 3rd album. --Hannah Brady


Acme's new video "Girlfriend Tonight" & release show on June 21st

Acme is a smorgasbord of psychedelic music. They taste of soul and funk and indie-pop. “Their entire sound is ancient and futuristic…they got that good energy, that raw talent, and that good music….Acme is the future.” I believe it. Acme’s new single, “Girlfriend Tonight” is tight 80’s-style funk played at slow-jam speed. It could have been reminiscent of heavier 90’s R&B, but the live rhythm section and guitars give the song a classic sound, dressed up in shiny modern synths and bling. It’s like a candy shop of psychedelia: slick and sticky molasses covered in sparkling rock-candy, and everywhere you turn there’s another sweet effect. I haven’t yet mentioned Che’s vocals, which are no less classic, and strong, making this song an instant earworm. Don’t miss Acme’s free, all-ages, single release show at new outdoor showspace The Lot @ Atlantic Plumbing on June 21st (presented by Union Kitchen, DCDIT, and DCist). --Natan Press


Opal Rose's Universal Soul

Opal Rose’s release Universal Soul, shows an entire universe of sound. Nice beats and Opal Rose’s beautifully ranged voice create a trance-filled album. Reggae, jazz, latin, hip hop and R&B influences mix into an intoxicating concoction. The album is appropriately named, since it can bring together worlds of sound into a cohesive and alluring universe that I , for one, would love to live in. Opal will perform at Tree House Lounge on June 25th. --Hannah Brady



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