DELAPLANE CAPTURES GOODNESS

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY LEE WILKERS AND ROXPLOSION

Named after Virginia’s famous Piedmont Hunt Country, DELAPLANE captures many elements of the human experience from the pain of growing up to the joy of new experiences. As finalists of the Jammin’ Java Battle of the Bands, the band is one the verge of releasing its debut EP that is eight years in the making. But how will you experience it?

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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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MÉNAGE À GARAGE BRING THE JAMS AND GOOFY FACES TO D.C.

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY FLASHBAND AND KRYSTINA GABRIELLE

Even though they are on the verge of middle-ish age, the bubbly pop rock of MÉNAGE À GARAGE combines fast punk with a little post-punk flare in the vein of JOY DIVISION. Based in the District, drummer Mike Mastrangelo, bassist Jenny Thomas, and guitarist John Nolt form the punk-pop power trio. Since April 2015, they have been crushing venues across the region with their heavy, yet simple, melodic rock beckoning a return to the music of previous decades.

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LET’S GET WEIRD WITH THIRTEEN TOWERS

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY EDSON HINOSTROZA

While you were sleeping and taking selfies, ska has been back on the rise across the  Commonwealth and District. From Fairfax, Va, THIRTEEN TOWERS has helped to pave the way for this ska revival. Now with a new lineup, a refreshed motivation, and another album on the books, they are looking to help expand ska across the region even more.

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CINEMA HEARTS: CRAFTING NOSTALGIA

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INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS BY ETHAN A. SAHLIN AND CHROMATIC ELEMENTS

The passing of time is something that defines our existence. It sets our schedules from when we wake up to when we fall asleep, and yet even as we dream, time is ticking away. What we choose to fill our time with defines who we are now and shapes who we will be in the future. Even as we move forward, nostalgia for the past keeps us looking ahead to where we want to be. To make those memories last forever, we do whatever we can to make them a reality today.

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DISTRICT PUNK BANDS HOPE TO “BREAK EVEN” WITH NEW FEST

INTERVIEW BY JOE FITZPATRICK

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY STEVE ROVERY

What do you get when you combine 13 punk bands, a trendy venue in D.C., and a ton of supporters of the DIY music and cultural scenes? Bryan Flowers and Steve Rovery of AMERICAN TELEVISION seek to answer that question on March 4 and 5 with the premiere of Breakin’ Even Fest, whether they make a profit or simply break even.

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