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Podcast for November 29th, 2017

Tony’s got “tourist” maracas, while Paul replaces his coffee maker.

Tracklisting:
The CooLots – Y Don’t U [Rebirth]
Elena y Los Fulanos – Morir Ballando [Volcán]
Husbands – Lost Jam [single]
Smart Went Crazy – A Good Day [Con Art 20th Anniversary Reissue]
Stronger Sex – Hassle [There Is No Stronger Sex]
Flash Frequency – It’s Sad to Know I’m Not Done [Cascade Dreams II]

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Stronger Sex – Hassle

The 80s are strong with this band. Channeling the best of synthpop from that era, Stronger Sex are crooning their way across the country now, on tour with Hudson K for their “No More Battles of the Sexes National Tour”. The duo of Johnny Fantastic and Leah Gage tease the release of their new album There Is No Stronger Sex on BLIGHT Records with a new single called “Hassle”. We reveled in the nostalgia for 80s neon, diner burgers and arcade games in this gorgeous animated video from director Ian Mcdermot.

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Podcast for November 2nd, 2016

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Paul & Tony recap their Halloween weekends, and Paul reminisces about his sweet home stereo in the 90s.

Tracklisting:
Thunderball – Heart of the Hustler feat. Mustafa Akbar [Scorpio Rising]
Stronger Sex – Dating [single]
BRNDA – Lye To People [DC Punk Archive Library Mixtape]
Title Tracks – Low Cool [Long Dream]
The Internal Frontier – Wake the Dawn [The Internal Frontier EP]
Sansyou – Let It Expand [The Glistening One]

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Presenting Stronger Sex @ Millennium Stage

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The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage has presented free live performances 365 days a year for nearly two decades. Expanding their commitment to showcase rising stars in the DC music community, the Millennium Stage now partners with Hometown Sounds in a monthly series of musical performances.

For our inaugural performance, Hometown Sounds is proud to present Blight Records artists Stronger Sex. Stronger Sex is an electroexotic experimental post-croon cabaret duo brought to you by DC’s Johnny Fantastic and Leah Gage. That may seem like a random stringing together of strange words, but it’s only because Stronger Sex is a wild stringing together of strange sounds. Born out of a love for the classics with an eye toward the electronic revolution, the band tries to make bedfellows of the most unlikely genres. At times, you feel lost in the foggy haze of an 80s night club only to be called back by the familiar croon of Frank Sinatra. With beautiful soundscapes and infectious beats, Stronger Sex often feels like a dream where anything is possible and the universe isn’t big enough to hold your imagination. “Making music this way is like rummaging through an old woman’s closet,” says Johnny, “So many colors, such a wide range of materials and textures, the trends of many decades past, all to be combined any way you wish. I guess it’s no surprise that a lot of our threads come from old women’s closets, too!” When this dynamic duo isn’t performing with Stronger Sex, they can be seen playing in other popular DC bands. Leah plays drums with BRNDA and The North Country; Johnny has toured extensively with Paperhaus and Pree, and currently plays in Dais and Loi Loi.

RSVP here and come to the free performance at 6 PM on Sunday October 23rd!

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Podcast for February 9th, 2016

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Tony teases some of his new bite-sized music and Paul gets spooked by an accidental video call through Facebook. Not enough? Then our new DC music should satisfy you!

Tracklisting:
We Were Pirates – Matter [single]
Ménage À Garage – Die in a Fire [The Demo EP]
Big Moth – Vulnerable [Big Moth EP]
See-I – The Chase (Sol Power All-Stars Remix) [Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed]
Igloo Two – Massive Miner [ep]
Stronger Sex – K in a Sunbeam [single]

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Stronger Sex & CrushnPain – Straight Shooter

Johnny Fantastic’s evolving group of synthpop weirdness Stronger Sex recently added electronic producer CrushnPain and produced a new FREE self-titled four song EP back in March that really cements their vibrant mix of dance beats and lounge singing. This live video for “Straight Shooter” from that EP, and especially the repeated refrain at the end, is destined to get stuck in your head all weekend, so be warned. The renaissance of interesting and quality synthpop bands in DC will someday get noticed by the world at large, but for now we get it all to ourselves.

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