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RDGLDGRN feat. Method Man – Opera

RDGLDGRN take a well-timed turn from fun to political in their new single “Opera”. With an assist from veteran Method Man, King Green takes the spotlight wearing a lizard mask to spit venom about the current war against undocumented immigrants, taking to heart the mantra “No human can be illegal”. The colorful hip-hop trio remains on perpetual world tour, currently sharing the stage with The Expendables and Tribal Theory, but promise to play a hometown show soon.


RDGLDGRN – Karnival

DC’s RDGLDGRN gained prominence fusing rap and rock with hits like “I Love Lamp” and “Lootin’ In London”, but the colorful trio are far from done stretching their musical boundaries. Latin and Caribbean influences are front and center in “Karnival”, the lead-off single and music video for RDGLDGRN’s new release currently in the crowdfunding stage. The PledgeMusic campaign to produce both an EP slated for a November release and a full album in spring 2017 includes the usual physical copies of the album and shirts, but also goes up to include a music video cameo, Six Flags day trip with the band and more. These talented musicians are charting a path to sustainable success by running their own record label, Deuce Day World, and continuing to grow their fan base across the country and the world by opening for Dirty Heads on their fall tour.


RDGLDGRN – Won’t Last

Hip-hop infused rock band RDGLDGRN are pretty badass cool in the many music videos we’ve seen from them to date, but their newest goes in a very different direction. The slower, groove-laden single “Won’t Last” soundtracks this video tribute to The Goonies, the most formative movie for anyone growing up in the 80s. While the colorful gents tour Germany in October, their second full length album drops October 9th, and you won’t even have to do the truffle shuffle to hear it.


RDGLDGRN – Runnin’ Away

One thing’s for sure, RDGLDGRN ain’t runnin’ away from DC anytime soon. The second single to drop from their upcoming sophomore release is “Runnin’ Away” and it is a catchy singalong rap/rock tune designed to maximize Green’s dancing moves. The new music video features footage and photography by Good Boy Media and omnipresent scene photographer Michael Andrade shot at U Street Music Hall on June 18th and Dave Grohl’s massive Foo Fighters anniversary show at RFK Stadium on July 4th. RDGLDGRN can rock a club and a massive stadium, but I personally wish they’d held onto this video just a bit longer and included footage of their Babe City show last Friday for In It Together Festival, though video cameras probably would have been destroyed in the tightly packed sweaty mayhem.

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Remember that hot new jam from RDGLDGRN in yesterday’s episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast? (You did listen, right? Of course you did.) Well there’s already a music video for it! Now your Wednesday is made too. “No Pixar” features King Green rapping about the state of the band and its art in 2015, how they aren’t backed by corporations like Pixar or Disney but instead keeping things simple and DIY. The video reflects that, just Green spitting verses with subtle clips off to the side. Don’t miss RDGLDGRN’s big hometown show Thursday night at U Street Music Hall!


Podcast for June 16th, 2015

This week Paul tells of a recent encounter with a tow truck, and Tony launches a new podcast called Splish Splash!

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Color Palette – Seventeen
The Lucky So and So’s – Function Tax [The EP]
Lookout Gang – Hope [Secondhand Canvas]
The Wine Dark Sea – Breaking Through the Cracks of Our City [Geographies]

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#TBT RDGLDGRN – Lootin’ In London video

Sometimes things get quiet for DC music videos, so we’re jumping on the #TBT bandwagon and digging into our extensive archives. Colorful genre-hoppers RDGLDGRN headline a rare hometown show tonight at the 9:30 Club with support from Mista Selectah and Redline Graffiti. I hear Dave Grohl is in town, maybe he’ll show up too. Just prior to the release of their self-titled debut album last year, RDGLDGRN put out this killer video for “Lootin’ In London”, the sing-along anthem peppered with DC musical references. See you at the show tonight!


RDGLDGRN – Doing The Most video

DC, I hope you are “Doing The Most” with this glorious snow day. The colorful RDGLDGRN have a brand new video out today, another catchy number from their self-titled debut album. This time their studio drummer Mr. Dave Grohl shows up to tell a bit of their origin story before the dancing and rapping begins. The full time musicians striving for the big time seem to have been on tour for the entire last year, and they continue to wander the country through March, finishing March 22nd at the Fillmore in Silver Spring.


Top 5 Videos of 2013 #3: RDGLDGRN – Lootin’ In London

All this week Hometown Sounds counts down the top 5 music videos of 2013. DC bands made a ton of amazing videos this year and my long list of nominees was quite long indeed, but now it’s time for the best of the best!

The anonymous and colorful trio RDGLDGRN did well for themselves this year with the release of their self-titled debut album and a coveted spot in the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The catchiest song on the album, Lootin’ In London, got a snazzy video from director Ronan Pollock and continues to rack up accolades, including something called the “2013 Cage Match Mondo Grande Tournament Of Champions” from DC101. Here’s one more: #3 in our Top 5 music videos of 2013! Don’t miss them play an early show Saturday December 29th at U Street Music Hall with support from ACME and Nike Nando.


RDGLDGRN – Power Ups video

The eye-catching music videos from high-profile rap-rock act RDGLDGRN continue with Power Ups, a tribute to classic video games and especially Nintendo’s beloved Mario franchise, from their 2013 self-titled debut album. After touring the world as part of the Vans Warped Tour 2013, the colorful trio brings their sounds to headline U Street Music Hall on Sunday December 29th with support from ACME and Nike Nando.