Monthly Archives: June 2013

Thievery Corporation – Sweet Tides video

The closeout song on this week’s Hometown Sounds Podcast is a live version of Thievery Corporation‘s song Sweet Tides, performed by frequent collaborators Rob Myers and Loulou Ghelichkani. Here’s the music video for the Thievery original, from the 2008 album Radio Retaliation on ESL Music.

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Podcast for June 17th, 2013

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IMHO, our best one yet!

Golden Looks – Charmed, I’m Sure
Harness Flux – Room Service
Brenda – Airwolf
Jonny Grave – The Hammer
Cigarette – Hundred Tears
RCRDS – Memoryflood
Misun – Promise Me (Caleb L’Etoile Remix)
Reginald Cyntje – Gift Of You
Zo! – Tell Me Something New feat. Jeanne Jolly
Rob Myers & Loulou Ghelichkani – Sweet Tides

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Phil Adé – Much More video

Have a beautiful weekend DC. Here’s a new freestyle from rapper Phil Adé to take us out. De La Soul and producer J. Dilla provide the backing instrumental, Much More. Adé’s newest mixtape R.O.S.E. hits the internet sometime this summer.


Fort Knox Five – Who’s Gonna Funk 4 Peace

Tonight the mighty Fort Knox Five host De La Soul’s DJ Maseo tonight at 14th Street hotspot Tropicalia, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the exit of this afternoon’s predicted nasty weather. Jon H and friends know their dance music history like no others, and their series of DC’s Finest Remints highlight the remixing and mashup skills that make their DJ sets among the best in town. The latest track Who’s Gonna Funk 4 Peace, provided generously as a FREE download, layers Mustafa Akbar’s vocals over a classic Gang Starr instrumental. RSVP for tonight’s party here.


U.S. Royalty & Kindlewood videos for ONE Campaign

The ONE Campaign, headquartered here in DC, is an international non-profit dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa and elsewhere. Agit8, its latest effort to raise awareness for social issues, involves filming popular bands performing covers of well- and lesser-known protest songs. Joining the ranks of Elvis Costello, U2 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are rising stars U.S. Royalty & Kindlewood.

U.S. Royalty covered Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On by the Lincoln Memorial, with an iPod sitting in for drums.

The folk-rockers in Kindlewood chose McPherson Square as the setting for their cover of “Intervention” by Arcade Fire.
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The Morrison Brothers Band – Little Miss Whiskey video

Country rockers The Morrison Brothers Band, favorites on WMZQ, just released a new music video for Little Miss Whiskey, the advance single for their upcoming album State of the Union. I wouldn’t say this video is NSFW, but it does take some inspiration from time of late 80s/early 90s hair metal videos like Whitesnake and Warrant. I believe the word we’re looking for here is “steamy”. They’ll be headlining the Red White and Boom July 4th party at Kastles Statium.


The WeatherVanes – They Say video

Alt-country group The WeatherVanes, led by Jackson Edwards, have a new record called Long Way Down that isn’t available to buy until this fall. But, if you were lucky enough to stop by Iota this past Saturday, you got to hear the new songs and even buy the album way in advance. Here’s a brand new music video for They Say, taking us out of DC and into farm country.


New DJ Mixes from Outputmessage & Congo Sanchez

I think this nasty rainy Friday before a washed-out weekend calls for something more substantial than a music video. Instead, here’s a couple of DJ mixes to fill up your headspace.

First up is the third Origins mix by Outputmessage. In case you’re just joining us, Outputmessage is a solo electronic music project from Bernard Farley, 1/3 of the dance music team Volta Bureau with Will Eastman and Micah Vellian. These Origins DJ mixes compile musical inspirations for Farley’s newest album, dropping very soon. Cop a free download at

Congo Sanchez is best known as the drummer for Thievery Corporation, but own his band is working hard to build a solid local following. You can catch them live next at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday June 28th, in a stellar lineup with gypsy brass band Black Masala and The Good Thing. Now chill out with Congo’s latest DJ mix Summer Breeze.

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Spoonboy – Sexy Dreams video

A few months ago David “Spoonboy” Combs, of the DIY pop-punk band The Max Levine Ensemble, posted this top-quality music video for Sexy Dreams, from his FREE 2011 album The Papas. Since then the video has ignited a firestorm of controversy for the issues of gender and sexuality it explores. Washington CityPaper’s Ally Schweitzer documents the story on the ArtsDesk, so watch the video and set some time aside for a great read.


Justin Trawick – Starting Over video

Justin Trawick is a name that everyone in DC should know. In addition to his own well-earned accomplishments as a singer-songwriter, his tireless work heading up the We Are The 9 showcase series of singer-songwriters, rappers and stand-up comedians has connected audiences to talented performers not only in our area but many other cities near and far. Justin really is as genuine as he comes across in his music. Here’s a brand new video of a stripped-down, outdoor performance of the title track from Justin’s 2009 EP Starting Over. Catch him live next on Friday June 28th at Iota in Clarendon.