Monthly Archives: July 2019

Touch the Buffalo – Heart Is For

90s influenced pop-rock band Touch the Buffalo are hyping the August releaese of their debut full length album Heart Is For with an advance single of the catchy title track. The song’s music video features plenty of ukulele-wailing and an acting cameo from singer-songwriter Jahnel Daliya. If you can’t get this tune out of your head, make your way to U Street’s Velvet Lounge tonight to see the bovine feelers rock out with DC’s Mona Speaks Mountains, opening for Edgar Red from Louisville.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 7/15

Count on Hometown Sounds to bring you the best live #DCmusic events every day of the week in our regular feature Don’t Stay Home.

Monday 7/15:
Tonight DC summertime music institution Fort Reno has Erotic Thrillers (featuring recent podcast guest host Lilly Schwartz!), Anti-Planet and the exciting new supergroup Hammered Hulls, with Alec MacKaye (Untouchables, The Faith, Ignition,The Warmers), Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag, Ex Hex), Mark Cisneros (Des Demonas, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, the Make-Up), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus). Wow! You know this one’s gonna be crowded.

Tuesday 7/16:
“A night on sonic intensity brought to you by Louisville’s loud-n-rowdy rock band Edgar Red with DC friends Touch the Buffalo and Mona Speaks Mountains.” Tuesday night at Velvet Lounge.

Wednesday 7/17:
Greater District Sound Club‘s third annual Audioteka #DCmusic festival kicks off Wednesday night and runs every night through Satudray. Spreading the love around multiple venues, opening night at AdMo’s Bossa features two floors of music by The Iris Bell, Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed, Emma G & more!

Thursday 7/18:
It’s the Night of 1000 Cakes at Fort Reno! Bring some delicious desserts to share and check out experimental post-classical act Coven Tree, power pop band Jackie and the Treehorns, and hard rock multi-instrumentalist Andy Shredder.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 7/12

Whoa you guys. There’s a lot of #DCmusic happening this weekend! Here are our show picks.

Friday 7/12:
The Washington CityPaper presents an interesting genre pairing at the Luce Unplugged series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum this evening. Acoustic lap guitarist Daniel Bachman shares the stage with experimental hip hop act Model Home, starting right after work at 6 PM.

Saturday 7/13:
Check out the new vanguard of DC punk on display Saturday night at Comet Ping Pong. Mock Identity releases a brand new 7″ record, with help from Clear Channel and Taciturn.

Sunday 7/14:
CapitalBop‘s monthly Jazz Loft returns to Takoma Park’s Rhizome to wrap up the weekend Sunday night with thoughtful features of rising DC jazz musicians. This month see hornist Abe Mamet and drummer Keith Butler lead respective groups in showcasing recent compositions.


Podcast for July 11th, 2019

Paul recounts his washed-out Fourth of July, while Tony plays with a special beach ball.

Jason Mendelson – Where They Make Rum [Scenes EP]
Yes Vacancy – Begin Again [Demos]
Ardamus – You Just Had to Call the Cops [Stuck in Limbo EP]
Giants of Diving – C Minor Requiem [Leave Room for Magic]
Pagan Reagan – Radio Delay [It’s Good For You! EP]
Grogan Social Scene – Steal [single]

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 7/09

Hometown Sounds is back from a little summer recess with some #DCmusic show picks for the week ahead.

Tuesday 7/09:
Jazz soul singer Cecily‘s new EP isn’t yet posted online, so you’ll have to hear it in person tonight at the release show at Blues Alley with two full band slots, 8 and 10 PM.

Wednesday 7/10:
Velvet Lounge‘s Facebook event for Wednesday‘s show asks “Do You Want 6 Pack Abs and Some Music?” The bands, which hopefully will not perform shirtless, are Red Medicine, Owl Pack and Graffiti Soundstage.

Thursday 7/11:
Summertime in DC means it’s time to head to Fort Reno for the venerable concert series featuring the city’s freshest bands. This Thursday the park hosts The Norms, The OSYX, and dirt eater.