Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chuck Brown videos

DC music videos of the day! We’re all still reeling from yesterday’s loss of DC go-go godfather Chuck Brown. Like a few other local radio stations, yesterday Hometown Sounds played only Chuck Brown music to honor the legend. It seems fitting to repost a couple of videos we’ve run before. The first one, Chuck Baby, comes from his 2007 album We’re About The Business.

The second, Thievery Corporation‘s song The Numbers Game, from their 2008 album Radio Retaliation, really shows how much DC loved Chuck Brown.

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Fat Trel – Devil We Like video

DC music video of the day! Today we’ve got the first video from DMV rapper Fat Trel‘s red-hot new mixtape Nightmare On E Street. Devil We Like was produced by BossMajor and the video comes from LA-based director MISTERDOCTOR.


Lucky Dub – Easy video

DC music video of the day! WAMMIE award winning Lucky Dub is the perfect summertime music, easygoing singalong reggae rock. The video for Easy, from their 2011 debut album Mindset (on sale for only $1!) takes us to Ocean City and gets me excited for the good times of summer. Check them out live this Thursday the 17th at Monserrat House!


Maimouna Youssef – I Got A Man video

DC music video of the day! Maimouna Youssef‘s smooth & sweet vocals first gained wide acclaim as a guest vocalist on The Roots’s song Don’t Feel Right from their 2006 album Game Theory, receiving a Grammy nomination in 2007. Now she’s a well known performer in the area, and last year released her debut album The Blooming. Check out the first video from that album, I Got A Man.


SweetBread Jim’s – The Molecule Song video

DC music video of the day! Americana rockers SweetBread Jim’s headlines an all-local bill tonight at the Red Palace on H St. NE with Benny and Jeff Martini and the 1,2 Soul Revue. This trio has built their fanbase over the past couple of years and unleashed them to earn the Band of the Month spot in March by the online Deli Magazine. Check out the video for The Molecule Song, from their 2011 demo EP available for free on SoundCloud.


Megaphone Barons – Send Somebody Else video

DC music video of the day! The debut video by rock trio Megaphone Barons has what I want in a DC music video, namely, lots and lots of DC. The song Send Somebody Else comes from their 2011 EP Menagerie, now available for the low low price of FREE! To celebrate this new video, the boys are hosting a bar crawl Friday night that kicks off at 14th & U St. NW and 9 PM. At some point they’ll get a bar to play the video, but that seems secondary to meeting new friends and enjoying many fine libations. Anyway, watch the video!


Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers – False Dawn video

DC music video of the day! Local troubador Sam Cooper and his band The Sleepwalkers start off a night of great music at the Velvet Lounge tonight, opening for The NRIs, another great band to catch. Sam Cooper’s Bandcamp page has a lot of EPs and albums for you to peruse, and most of them are available for free! Sam’s 2010 album Red Horses is the source for today’s video, the melancholy ballad False Dawn.


The Grey Area – Ourselves video

DC music video of the day! The Grey Area are bringing sunny pop music to DC just in time for summer. The bald duo recently released their debut EP 508, and were selected by Listen Local First as a featured band for tomorrow’s Local Music Day. Their next live date is Saturday May 26th at DC9. Check out the first video from the EP for the track Ourselves.


Thievery Corporation – Shadows of Ourselves video

DC music video of the day! Another classic lounge cut from Thievery Corporation‘s 2000 album The Mirror Conspiracy. Shadows of Ourselves features the sweet vocals of Lou Lou Ghelichkhani.

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Cinco de Sandra party

Shameless self promotion! Saturday night some good friends are throwing a party called Cinco de Sandra. The aforementioned Sandra is Sandra Beasley, a DC poet whose collection titled I Was The Jukebox won the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Saturday is her birthday. Joining her in presenting their artistic work are creators Jim Dougan, Molly Lawless, Tony Mancus, Jennifer Tress, Natalie E. Illum and the force of nature that is Mr. Dean Haspiel, probably best known outside of the comics world as the artist of the title sequence of the HBO show Bored To Death. In addition to all that awesomeness, DJ P.Vo (that’s me!) will be spinning some tunes, mostly from the Hometown Sounds library (but I can’t rule out a fun mashup or two). It’s hosted by Brandon Weatherbee of the talk show You, Me, Them, Everything, and it all goes down at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle starting at 8 PM. So ditch the margaritas and mariachi music and come party with a bunch of crazy artist types!