Monthly Archives: September 2012

Special STPPFest Podcast for Sept. 30, 2012

This week we welcome guest host Dave Mann to play music from the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival coming Oct. 5-7.

Conveyor – Mom Talk
Young Rapids – Goods
Deerpeople – Jesus Christ
Believers – Finder
Bird Call – Phantom Limbs
Clair Morgan – Breathe Out
The Black Sparks – Inwards
The Foreign Resort – Delayed
The Hill and Wood – The Call
The Mean Ideas – No 1 Is Any 1
Luray – Kalorama
Ugly Purple Sweater – Stars

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Miyazaki – Altar video

Listen up DC, you’ve got two chances this weekend to catch some of the best local music we’ve got currently. Saturday night I highly recommend you head over to the Red Palace on H St. NE for three very different but captivating bands: Fire & The Wheel, Ugly Purple Sweater and Dance For the Dying, who are celebrating the release of their brand new EP Puzzles for the Traveller, out October 2nd.

Tonight three great dance music bands take the stage at the Black Cat. Headliners Ra Ra Rasputin celebrate the 5 year anniversary of their late 80s synthpop vibe. Misun, the new band from Nouveau Riche‘s DJ Nacey, gives you house, nu disco and their own invention Aquawave. And openers Miyazaki describe themselves as “gloommy-spirit house, dance-synth pop”. They are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, out very soon, and this week they posted the first single, Torrents, to their Bandcamp page.

For our music video of the day, check out this video they made for the song Altar. Have a great weekend DC and enjoy the local music shows!


Deleted Scenes – A Bunch Of People Who Love You Like Crazy video

Yesterday the popular local rock band Deleted Scenes released a brand new music video through IFC. The video for the song A Bunch of People Who Love You Like Crazy, from their album Young People’s Church of the Air, was directed by Ben Usie, the drummer for DC bands Frau Eva and Pree.


Dre-Kay – Longing For Tomorrow video

Dre Kay is a a collaboration between between producer Dre King, known for collaborations with Raheem DeVaughn, and vocalist Kenny Allen, collaborator with Meshell NdegeOcello. Earlier this summer they dropped a free debut EP called FromTheVault, mixing jazz, funk and hip-hop, and totally worth the download. The song Longing For Tomorrow dropped last December on Dre’s Bandcamp page, and just last week the video surfaced, shot around the U Street area by fellow DC producer W. Ellington Felton. The camerawork is more than a bit dizzying, but it’s still a pretty entertaining video. Keep your eyes peeled for Dre Kay’s full length release coming soon!

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Newer Music Now Plays More Often

This past weekend I reconfigured the playlist priorities for the Hometown Sounds internet music stream. Now music released in the last couple of years will play more often than older material. This should make the station a bit more relevant to what’s going on around DC right now.

As always, you can listen to our music stream anytime 24/7 at, in iTunes Radio under Eclectic, or in the free TuneIn app for iOS and Android.

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Michael S Terpak – Lift Me Up video

Michael S Terpak, the lead singer of local modern rock band Radioviolet, is branching out musically with his upcoming solo project. Today we’ve got his brand new music video debut for the song Lift Me Up, featuring lots of great DC street footage.

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Uptown XO – Petey Greene video

DMV rapper Uptown XO is on a roll releasing videos hyping his new mixtape The Color Grey which drops on October 1st from Mello Music Group. His fourth video in the past month pays tribute to legendary DC radio and TV personality Petey Greene, portrayed by Don Cheadle in the 2007 film Talk To Me, and channels his passion and anger at black history into fiery anti-government rhymes that flow seamlessly. Grab this mixtape when it comes out next Monday.

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Podcast for September 23rd, 2012

Oddisee – From Largo With Love
Outputmessage – 40 000 KM
Autorock – Wildfire
All Good Funk Alliance – Avance!
Kindlewood – This House
Junior League Band – A Curious Thing
Shortstack – Nothin’ in this World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl (The Kinks)
Deleted Scenes – English as a Second Language
Paperhaus – Soaring Sets of Song
Hume – Grip
GEMS – Heavy Lines

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Empresarios – Estereolismo video

This Saturday night Vienna hotspot Jammin Java brings together a great bill of local bands with reggae, dub and latin influences. Headliners Nayas are joined by Dub City Renegades and Fort Knox Recordings artists Empresarios. Percussionist and band leader Javier Miranda leads this talented group in mixing cumbia, salsa, house and reggae to tear up dance floors all over town. Check out the video for the track Estereolismo, from their recent EP Volume.

Bonus: Empresario and DJ Sonny Cheeba recently put together the third in his DJ mix series Verano Caliente. Perfect for easing into the weekend!

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Wale – Chillin’ video

Wale, the DMV’s biggest breakout rapper, comes home tonight for a big show at the Patriot Center in Fairfax. For today’s music video of the day, instead of playing new stuff featuring the likes of Rick Ross and T-Pain, we take you back to Wale’s 2009 breakout hit Chillin’ featuring Lady Gaga.