Last updated on 3/12/00.
Great DC Bands
Atmospheric and angsty--kinda Echo & the Bunnymen for the 90s--with great catchy songs. I listen to a lot of demo tapes and this, truly, was one time that I found myself singing one of their songs later that day.
Strong female vocals over aggressive post-punk... a great combination.
DEAD GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES
Pretty girl alterna-pop. Lush and lovely vocals and harmonies.
Pretty female vocals and melodies over grinding guitar pop: a perfect combination of dirty/sweet.
60's garage rock meets 70's new wave for a thoroughly modern love affair.
Goddess Rock! Blondie meets Metallica.
THE KINGDOM OF LEISURE
The organic, trippy invention of Ty Hardaway and Rich Walkling: Tripgrass. Talk about setting your path, these two guys created their own genre just so they wouldn't have to play by anyone else's rules.
Irreverant, loud and unrepentant. That defines Lesbian Boy, but come to think of it, that describes Rock 'n Roll, don't it? Mixing the Cramps, the Tubes and Southern Culture on the Skids and turning the knob to 11, Lesbian Boy sure raises a ruckus.
Stunning instrumentals strongly presented in a jam band format. Not usually my cup of tea but I have not seen a show of theirs that I didn't walk away raving about them.
The best power/pop/punk that DC has to offer.
THE MEAT JOY
Smart chick lyrics delivered with raspy authority wrapped up in retro punk stylings.
SISTERS OF MORRISSEY
Art punk. You'll either love or hate frontman Sean Wiesel's deadpan delivery... I love it.
Pretty female vocals over ethereal guitar in an alt-pop format. This is smooth, intoxicating stuff that (I think) could garner a cult following once the word gets out.
THREE SENSE SHY
Simply the best cover band in the DC/Baltimore area.
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