DOGWOOD TALES DROP DEBUT VIDEO

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WORDS BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTO PROVIDED BY GENEVA RECORDS

On July 28, the acoustic duo DOGWOOD TALES released the music video for “Another Harvest Moon,” which will be featured on their debut self-titled 7″ available August 12 through Geneva Records. Kyle Grim, one of the co-founders of the band, released the following statement about the concept of the video:

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DEBUT EP BETTER “BELATED.” THAN NEVER

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WORDS BY JOE FITZPATRICK AND TIM FOGG

PHOTOS BY JESSICA BRYCE AND BILLY SOURS

How do you take your emo pop? BELATED. prefers it “acoustic driven.”

In the driver’s seat is Jordon Ronan, the former vocalist of SHARP SLEEVES, a Blacksburg-based pop punk band previously known as HERO TO HUMAN.  In February 2016, in between college classes and writing music, Ronan drafted Tim Fogg from the Richmond punk band A COLLEGIATE AFFAIR to play lead guitar.

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RICHMONDERS LANCE BANGS PREP TO PARTY ON THE ROAD

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY HENRY ARCHER AND YONEL BEAULIEU

Formerly known as COLLIN THIBODEAUXX (CTXX), named after guitarist and vocalist Collin Thibodeau, the Richmond, Va. trio now recognized as LANCE BANGS love to party, especially in a house or basement — the dirtier, the better. The  band recently rebranded to reflect the focus on the band as a collaborative effort rather than a solo project when drummer Drew Lanzafama and bassist Joel Alicea took a more active role in the band’s creative process.

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NEW MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL COMING TO WINCHESTER

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PHOTOS PROVIDED BY ARDY WUNDER

On September 17, 2016, Willow Grove Farm in Winchester, Va. will host the first Valley Fusion Festival. With a focus on bringing in both nationally recognized and locally touring artists, the festival strives to highlight the talent of the musicians and visual artists in the Shenandoah Valley, with the goal of creating a new space for artists to demonstrate their work in an accessible location.

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THE SPLIT SECONDS FIND THEIR SWEET SPOT IN D.C.

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY AMANDA LIN AND MIKE DOBBINS

Hailing from our Nation’s capital,  THE SPLIT SECONDS have graced the stages at a multitude of the District’s well-known music venues including DC9, Tree House Lounge, and The Wonderland Ballroom, among others.  THE SPLIT SECONDS dabble in the punk rock of the 70s while also adding in some modern-day flair with undertones of 60’s pop and garage rock. 

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NO LONGER THE OUTSIDERS: OUT ON THE WEEKEND STAY GOLDEN

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY EVE ROGERS

What do you get when you combine four llamas and some soulful rock and roll? OUT ON THE WEEKEND of course! Nearly a year ago, the band was a humble three piece. Since then, they have added a fourth member and really started to hit their stride. You could even say they’re golden.

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THE SCIENTIFIC METHODS OF CLASSIFIED FREQUENCY

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY ROXPLOSION

What’s better than the #FUSIONCOCKROCK of CLASSIFIED FREQUENCY? We’re still working that one out, but what’s for sure is the band has concocted a brilliant science experiment of sound from pop rock bands across the decades into something uniquely their own.

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SWITCHING GEARS: DEVIN CLAWSON PREPS FOR NEW ALBUM

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DEVIN CLAWSON

Many metalcore vocalists have made the transition to solo careers, and DEVIN CLAWSON from Leesburg, Va., is of the latest crop moving toward more soulful, harmonic tunes. Since then, Clawson released his debut EP and played shows across the region. While his solo career is just beginning, he is learning to hone his sound and musical direction to the gear just right for him.

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SPREADING CHILLS: THE SECRET OF IAN FRANCIS

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY EMILY ROSE

It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, even if that beauty is a little frightening. Born and raised in the District, songwriter IAN FRANCIS transitions from punk to folk to swamp stomp. While you probably won’t find him singing praises in a revival tent any time soon, you migh catch him playing a basement or nightclub in the DMV.

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