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Comet Ping Pong a hidden gem in D.C. music scene

Out of the many music venues in the District, there are a few hidden gems that offer consistently good events, along with a unique atmosphere.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:34am EDT
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Music to celebrate Independence Day

Every year, the 4th of July fireworks display brings thousands of visitors to the National Mall, but many of us locals prefer to celebrate away from the huge crowds and hubbub that go along with the festivities.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:35am EDT

Next big thing: Firefly festival features nearly 50 bands

In 1969, a little festival called Woodstock changed the way we think of outdoor concerts. Forty three years later, music festivals continue to draw thousands of attendees.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 11:16am EDT
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Area law firms to rock out for the homeless

It's a legal matter, baby - one that involves 16 bands, two stages, a popular music venue and a great local charity.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 08:42am EDT
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These United States a classic American band from D.C.

These United States is a band that originally formed in D.C. The band's music runs from sparse Americana ballads to fist-pump-inducing rock.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 10:36am EDT
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Gadget-centric Wheelie aims for colorful show, sound

Part concert, part performance art, Michael Moon and Eduardo Santana hope to blend music, costumes and video with their new project, Wheelie.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 08:59am EDT
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Festival brings food, music and charity together

Sound Bites will feature food trucks and all-you-can-eat food from 25 area restaurants. 9:30 Club co-owner Seth Hurwitz wants everyone to know that this isn't the average foodie-fest.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:27pm EDT
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D.C. band America Hearts wants you to join 'The Singles Club'

"The Singles Club" is a fresh take on the concept of an album release show, and a great way to fully absorb the band's songs.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 06:29am EDT
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Post-punk Imperial China showcases experimental side

If you like big, loud music, Imperial China is worth checking out.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 03:43am EDT
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Bandcamp levels the playing field for indie bands

Local indie bands say they are selling more music and able to better market themselves thanks to online music seller Bandcamp.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:03pm EDT
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Sneak Peek: D.C. songwriter Justin Jones marks new album

His songs are driven by stories about heartache, mortality, religion and addiction.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:02pm EDT
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