HOLYCHILD at the Rock & Roll Hotel: An Interview and Concert Review

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photo credit: Jancarlo Beck
Photo credit: Jancarlo Beck

HOLYCHILD is a LA-based pop duo comprised of two GW grads, Liz Nistico and Louie Diller (#raisehigh, right?). With Billboard branding them as “your next indie-pop obsession,” I was excited to catch them at the Rock & Roll Hotel. On Saturday, they brought their infectious jams to the stage and played an electrifying set. Having seen the group at the Velvet Lounge about a year prior, I was ready to see what new surprises the band would bring. Before their set, I also had the chance to sit down and chat with them about their GW origins, their whirlwind year, and donuts, because who doesn’t like donuts?

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Home Grown: Typhoon

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With the release of his first mixtape, The Lonely Traveler rapper Typhoon, AKA Tyler Fearn, has burst onto the scene. A GW student from Dayton, Ohio, Typhoon uses his past experiences and advice given to create a multi-faceted musical experience. He even highlights this wide appeal in his song “Dreamers,” in which he mentions how he raps for everyone, not just others like him. And, in an essence, he raps for GW students as a whole.

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Shows We're Stoked For: Soundtrack to Sleep & More at the Tree House Lounge

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So. You like Brand New. You like Paul Baribeau. You’re a fan of anxiety-ridden, hypodepressive punk-ish music. There’s nothing like a thrashing acoustic guitar to get you crankin’ on a Friday night. You’re torn between crying and moshing all the time.

Great! Welcome to Soundtrack to Sleep.
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Harris Face and The Restoration CD Release Party and Performance at The Dunes

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Hey all!

Remember a few months ago when we featured Harris Face and The Restoration’s single, “The Squall”? They’re a D.C. band with GWU alums? Ringing a bell? Well, they’re back in action and with a brand-spankin’-new debut EP called Hopeful Paranoia!  To celebrate, they’ll be performing at The Dunes, a multifaceted performance venue here in D.C. (Columbia Heights)!

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