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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The day it became uncool to arrive at a show on time was the day the world took a tailspin. The headlining band might carry the most weight, but that doesn’t mean that opening acts are any less worthy of concertgoers’ time. In fact, sometimes the supporting artists are so remarkable that you’re left with their performance swirling around in your thoughts even when the headliners take the stage. Such was the case at Iota Club and Café in Arlington, VA this weekend. The Blank Tapes, a California garage-pop band with groovy ‘60s sensibilities, topped the bill, supported by folk trio Song Preservation Society and surf-rock band Beach Day.
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Meet CJ Ballesteros, A.K.A. Del Oro, a singer-songwriter with a lot of projects on his dashboard. Somehow, he found the time to chat with WRGW about literature, GW, and the DMV. Represent!
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DC’s Velvet Lounge is one of very few punk venues in The District. Remnants of rebels past declare themselves; black and white stickers adorn the walls, staircases, windows, and tables—“HAVE FUN” is scrawled across a wall in black marker. But the man on stage carefully strums an acoustic guitar, rather than smashing through power chords.
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