Monthly Archives: January 2012

Liftoff – Summer’s Shown video & show

DC music video of the day! Liftoff just released their debut album Sunday Morning Airplay two days ago, but the group, in one form or another, has been around for a long time. Sharing most of a line-up with Thunderball, their music appeared on the very early ESL compilation disc Dubbed Out In DC way back in 1997. Now producing for Fort Knox Recordings, the group headlines a show at the Black Cat backstage tonight with DJ sets from Thunderball and Fort Knox Five. To get you warmed up for that, here’s their debut video Summer’s Shown.

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Jukebox The Ghost – Hold It In video

DC music video of the day! Another band that got away, Jukebox The Ghost now resides in Philly but they got their start in DC. Today we’ve got Hold It In from their 2008 album Let Live And Let Ghosts.


Go Out to Live Music on a Tuesday

Feel like rocking out in public tonight? Here are some sweet local music options for you:

Lost Civilizations & Sansyou – Dynasty [2210 14th St NW, WDC]

Matthew Archer Stephenson (of the Influence), Timothy Bracken, Andrew Ullman (of Johari), Derek Evry, and hosted by Jon Kaplan (of Bicycle Thieves) – Artisphere (Dome Theatre – Words & Music Singer/Songwriter Series)

The Funk Ark presents: The Loman Durham and Rast Trio, featuring 1/2 of The Funk Ark’s baddass rhythm section. Crushing Acid Jazz and Organ Funk. 10pm-12:30am BOSSA BISTRO, DC.

Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde video

DC music video of the day! Thievery Corporation have provided the soundtrack for DC’s lounging for 17 years throughout 7 studio albums and countless shows. Their appeal is worldwide but they stay rooted in their hometown through many swank nightlife destinations like the Eighteenth Street Lounge, American Ice Company, and the reggae-themed Patty Boom Boom. Today we feature the video for Lebanese Blonde featuring the late Pam Bricker, from their 2000 album The Mirror Conspiracy.

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New Schedule

We rejiggered the programming schedule last night, mostly to lengthen the Rock block that seems to be the most popular. What do you think of the new lineup? What DC music are we missing out on that you want to hear? Let us know in the comments or drop us a line at

The Cornel West Theory – Patriotic Me video

DC music video of the day! It’s the debut music video by dynamic DC hip-hop group The Cornel West Theory, Patriotic Me, from their 2009 debut album Second Rome.


These United States – Honor Amongst Thieves video

DC music video of the day! These United States may not live in DC anymore, but they made a big splash here while they did and we miss them terribly. Today’s video, Honor Amongst Thieves, comes from their 2008 album Crimes.


Yoko K speaking at TEDxPotomac

DC music video of the day! But today it’s not quite a music video. Amazingly talented musician Yoko K. gives a free show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 PM this evening. In preparation for that show, we’re featuring her talk at the TEDxPotomac conference from May 2010.


Listen on free TuneIn app

Good news for mobile device users! Hometown Sounds is now listed at Now it’s easy to listen anywhere with the free iOS and Android apps. Sign up for a free account and add Hometown Sounds as a preset.

Scoutmob DC podcast

The local music scene’s got a new player! Scoutmob DC just launched a podcast dedicated to DC music, What’s The Deal Radio.