Midweek Music: The Best of DC Edition (Part 1)
After going to a couple really great shows in the past few weeks, I set out to compile a list of the best local DC music. With each name added, I grew more and more energized and not just because I can recognize some places and faces and street corners in the music videos. But because these musicians are also just really good. From Shark Week’s grungy surf pop to GEM’s hauntingly dreamy synth to Uno Hype’s perfect combination of steady rap and sampled indie—the music being made in DC right now covers a wide array of genre, melding and sampling diverse influences. And it does so with such casual confidence that it’s just hard not to get excited for what’s yet to come.
U.S. Royalty // Equestrian
GEMS // Pegasus
The Silver Liners // Cheer Up Alex
Uno Hype // We Were Kings ft. Hassani Kwess
Typefighter // Happy
Drop Electric // Empire Trashed
Brett // Rap Songs
Shark Week // Baby Maybe
The North Country // You Can Never Go Home
Ugly Purple Sweater // DC USA
Dance for the Dying // Mannequin
Check back tomorrow for more local music! And, in the meantime, check out our Calendar for upcoming shows!