The wittily named rapper PHZ-Sicks from Woodbridge, VA spent quite a while promoting his debut release, 2011’s The Laws of PHZ-Sicks, still available as a FREE download. His long-awaited follow-up The Moment will drop this November, and today PHZ-Sicks released a short video describing the last couple of years in his life and showing some behind the scenes of the creative process in producing the album. The video features Electric Soul artist Alison Carney and engineer Mr. Wise, part of the Team Demo production group.
Hometown Sounds is proud to give away a pair of tickets to another amazing lineup of DC music at the 9:30 Club. Friday night August 9th The Brindley Brothers, usually associated with Vienna venue Jammin’ Java, present M.H. & His Orchestra, with support from DIY champions Paperhaus and the mysterious Atoka Chase. I’ll be honest with you DC, I checked out Max Holiday and his impressively large ensemble at Tropicalia a few weeks ago, and I was completely blown away by their live show. The music videoswe’ve featured on the site do not do justice to the energy and talent that they bring to the stage. Their soulful, brassy, tight sound is unline anything else going on in DC that I have ever heard, and I’d be the one to know! Just post a comment telling us your favorite DC area band and you’ll be entered to win! If you aren’t the lucky winner, tickets are availabe for only $15 through Ticketfly.
My DC friends, here’s an earworm for you to sing all weekend long. RDGLDGRN, the Dave Grohl-approved trio melding dance, hip-hop and rock, are probably the hottest act in DC now, and they recently dropped this massive music video for the new single Lootin’ In London in advance of their new album coming out any day now. Before kicking off a lengthy fall tour, the colorful gents will be an essential act in DC’s Trillectro Festival on August 17th. Have a bloody kick-ass weekend!
Last November mellow rock fusion band Harmonic Blue released Villa Borghese, an EP that you can and should download for whatever price feels right (even FREE). Yesterday a new video appeared for Hey, the EP’s lead-off track. The song was recorded live in Cambridge, MA and the video footage is a time lapse of an entire show in NYC. Next Wednesday August 7th Harmonic Blue opens for Toronto’s Poor Young Things at DC9.