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U.S. Royalty – Blue Sunshine video

Once upon a time (2011) U.S. Royalty were DC’s next big thing. That year’s EP release Mirrors got a lot of buzz but wider recognition eluded the stylish indie rockers. Now they’re back with a brand new video for the title track of their upcoming full length release Blue Sunshine. The new song impressed our friends over at D.C. Music Download, and the simple video shot by John Thornley should make you want to find a motorcycle and cruise Skyline Drive while the summer still lasts. Mark your calendars for U.S. Royalty’s next hometown show, an early slot Saturday September 7th at U Street Music Hall, presented by the 9:30 Club.


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.
Check out lots more video and audio from this series at http://www.one.org/protestsongs/

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U.S. Royalty – Equestrian video

U.S. Royalty has a free show tonight at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage that everyone should check out. In honor of that, our music video of the day is Equestrian!

In addition to the U.S. Royalty show there’s a lot of great local music shows to check out tonight. The Pietasters are joined by new DC ska band The Thrilltones. Benoit and Sergio are spinning at U Street Music Hall. And the mysterious Subterranean A hosts an amazing lineup: Beautiful Swimmers, Protect-U and Volta Bureau. I can’t decide!