Artist News

Learn about news from your favorite DMV artists.  The musicians throughout the District, Maryland, and Virginia are the lifeblood of our community.  Their success is a celebration for our community.

These are just a few of the things you can expect to find here:

  • Album Releases
  • Notable concert announcements
First Listen: AZTEC SUN Releases Two New Tracks
Today, the DC-based "funk with soul" band, AZTEC SUN, released two songs that were previously only available as bonus tracks[...]
Mauwe’s New Single Emphasizes Loneliness Awareness
​Loneliness Awareness Week (June 17-21), spearheaded by the Marmalade Trust charity, an organization created to tackle feelings of social isolation.  Why is[...]
Album Review: Cris Jacobs’s “Color Where You Are”
Cris Jacobs released his latest record, Color Where You Are, last week, becoming the most recent installment in the Baltimore native's[...]
Interview with Cris Jacobs
Cris Jacobs has cemented himself as a leading voice in the DMV music scene. After ten years as the front-man,[...]
Wammies DC Announce Finalists
Late last week many members of Washington DC's music community woke up to delightful news - they had been nominated[...]
Jonny Grave Releases A New EP With The Jonny Grave Trio
If you are a fan of the blues, music history, and perhaps the best finger picking in the DMV then[...]
DC’s AZTEC SUN Opens for Galactic at The 9:30 Club
Late last year Galactic announced it would perform another two-night run at the 9:30 Club - February 15 & 16,[...]
‘On Our Radar’ Feature guardin Signs to Photo Finish Records
Our latest ‘On Our Radar’ feature, guardin, has been hitting seemingly every ball out of the park this past year.[...]
gnash Releases Long Awaited Debut Album ‘we’!
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ gnash has released his debut album we today on all streaming and digital platforms.The[...]
AZTEC SUN RISING: DC’s Hottest Band Is Ready to Make the Leap
Every Tuesday, the musicians in AZTEC SUN leave their day jobs around the District and head to Eckington to practice[...]
Davy Knowles Returns to Pearl Street Warehouse for a Night of Electric Blues Rock
Blues guitar player Davy Knowles returns to Pearl Street Warehouse this Saturday, November 3 – nearly a year to the[...]
Video Premiere: “Wine Clouds” by DC-band novo (electro soul)
Photo by: Nancy Anderson Cordell DCMR is excited to bring you the latest video by the electro soul powerhouse, novo. The[...]
Redefine Your Perception Of Rock N Roll With Quiet Slang
We don't often see punk rock touted for its heart wrenching lyrics, but rather for the punchy drums and distorted[...]
Marco Benevento Coming To The 8×10 In Baltimore
Next Thursday in Baltimore, pianist Marco Benevento will bring his genre bending musical stylings to the 8x10. He has established[...]
Shamans of Sound Prepares for Single Release Show at Jammin’ Java Next Friday [Interview/Single Download]
Shamans of Sound is a brand new project featuring veterans of the DC scene coming together to share their love[...]
DC Music Review Talks with Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal has established himself as one of the next reggae superstars to emerge from Jamaica, and DC Music Review[...]
Interview with Larry Joseloff of The Jerry Tripsters
On Thursday, March 22, DC Music Review had the opportunity to sit down with Jerry Tripsters bass player Larry Joseloff[...]
The Beirds EP Release Party Takes Flight at Songbyrd Cafe this Weekend
Hailing from Washington, D.C., The Beirds are a lively four-piece atmospheric rock band who combine electronic and psychedelic influences to[...]
Greensky Bluegrass Plays Two in DC This Weekend
Michigan natives Greensky Bluegrass descend upon DC this weekend for a double header in the nation’s capital. First is a[...]
Listen to GRAMMY WINNING The Infamous Stringdusters’s 9:30 Club Show [AUDIO]
This week, The Infamous Stringdusters won a much-deserved Grammy for the Best Bluegrass Album for 2017’s Laws Of Gravity at[...]
JUST ANNOUNCED: Alan Evans Bringing AZTEC SUN Into His Studio in February
DC funk band AZTEC SUN has been making some big moves, and just announced today that they will be recording[...]
Runaway Gin Announces Their 2018 Winter Melts Tour
Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute Band based out of Charleston, South Carolina[...]
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announce 9:30 Club Run
2018  is looking fantastic for music in the DMV, and it just got a little better with the announcement that[...]
Hall Williams Band Releases Debut Album
The Hall Williams Band is a quartet of seasoned musicians coming from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  They combining roots,[...]
Staycation releases Escape Plan
If you have been to a concert in and around Washington, D.C., you have undoubtedly run into one of the[...]