Capitol Groove Collective Presents: DC Music Rocks

Capitol Groove Collective Presents: DC Music Rocks

With new episodes every Wednesday, Capitol Groove Collective is resurrecting one of the region’s most beloved podcasts and radio shows along with some exciting new features, hosts, and formats

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June 30, 2021 42 min

Kemi Adegoroye is a multi-hyphenate creator. From an early age, she has been involved in music and theatre, which has spurred her on to act, write, and produce. A passion for music led to a commitment about a year and a half ago to pursue her vision for writing and recording her own songs, and in February 2020 Kemi released the single “The Man Who Stole The Moon,” which would then appear on her February 2021 EP For The Record. She ...

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A quirky and captivating electronic producer, singer-songwriter, and connoisseur of neon paint, Alex Purdy promotes self-love and daring to express your weirdness. In this episode, Alex shares her story with host Stephanie Mathias about finding her voice, overcoming Bulimia and Adderall addiction, and embracing the loving support of family and friends as she emerges strong into the DMV music scene with her debut EP “Reveal Yourself...

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Knovo produces music that can be vaguely summed up as “dreamy jazzy synth-rock”. They are a band of local musicians who met through music and decided to combine their musical talents together into a unified sound. They love experimenting with different elements in their music, not confined to a single genre nor sound. They want their audience and listeners to groove, dance, feel and connect to the music, and even sometimes be pleas...

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Brendan Lane hails from Annapolis, MD, and skillfully blends a lively mix of Rock’N’Roll, blues, and contemporary pop elements into his music. He recently returned home after performing on a cruise ship; entertaining crowds across three continents on land and sea with over 1000 performances to his credit. His vibe includes themes of love, loss, and adventure in addition to rollicking harmonica interludes; outlining every aspect of ...

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Linc Bradham is an active Army service member who specializes as an Arabic linguist and analyst. His love for music and the military has motivated him to combine his efforts by pursuing a role in the United States Army Band while continuing to release music on his own. In 2020 Linc released two singles as well as his debut EP, The Darkest of Nights. He is passionate about providing music and music education to individuals and famil...

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GriefCat is a comedic duo comprised of Louisa Hall and Annie Nardolilli. Their beautiful voices, harmonies to cherish, and some of the most whimsical; joyous; witty; and touching songs you're likely to hear, Griefcat are on a mission to brighten the world with songs like “Uhh... Where's My Car?”, “Loving You is like eating Chipotle”, and “Eggroll”.

In this episode, Griefcat discusses creating during COVID, the support of th...

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A little bit of funk, a little bit of Ska, with a taste of metal attitude and deep poetry, Zen Warship is bringing more dance fun into the DMV music scene while also sharing empowering messages and fighting for causes that local DC residents are passionate about. Host Stephanie Mathias goes behind the scenes with band members Preethy Kolinjivadi and Alison Rogers as they present their full album “Anything That Grooves” which was cr...

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Ariana Harbin, known as Ari Voxx, has a very special connection to music as it has helped her get through a lot of life experiences. Music is a place of healing, comfort, and expression for her. From being in a band, to forming her own band project “Sweet Something”, to going solo, her music journey has been parallel to her mental health journey. She even took a few years of hiatus from music to work on a career in hospitality. How...

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Lindsay Diles writes and sings from the heart encompassing her soul to deliver vulnerable, poignant, and relevant messages. Originally from upstate New York, music has been embedded in Lindsay’s life since she was 4 years old. She has been entertaining thousands as the lead vocalist of the DC Transit Band and most recently sang the National Anthem for the Washington Wizards. Her electric and vivacious energy resonates through her p...

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Matt, Kanjia, and Kush are enthusiastically motivated and inspired by the Washington D.C. area as an international community. Whether you are after fine cuisine, incredible music, or to connect with someone’s unique history and experiences, the band believes in paying it forward as they seek out opportunities for collaborations that also include fair financial compensation. The band is justified in having a hard-to-identify sound a...

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Born and raised in Mississippi, now settled on the Virginia side of D.C., Gracious Me brings southern flair to Americana/ folk/ alt. country music. Her writing takes a literary, female perspective on the major connection points in life, and her soulful singing brings that perspective to life in song. She has performed live throughout the South and Atlantic regions.  The new album True to Life has made it into the Top 20 on both the...

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The bold vocal sound and lyrical darkness of Adele and Lana Del Ray meet Virginia charm and instrumentation in the music of solo pop artist Rachel Brassfield, known by her fans as Brassie. Brassie describes how, while she has never written a happy song, she brings listeners comfort in knowing they are not alone in sad and hard experiences. Her single “Tomb” is a captivating example of the depth and richness of her musical style and...

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Growing up in Delaware, Andrew Toy first experienced music in his childhood in the 90s, falling in love with drums almost immediately. He has played with numerous bands from high school to after college on cruise ships, soaking up influences from different types of music and cultures around the world. Andrew is all about getting out of his comfort zone to learn and grow as an independent musician. He takes inspiration from differen...

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Black Dog Prowl is considered one of Washington, DC’s hardest hitting rock bands. This four piece ensemble hits both extremes of sound from slow down-tuned to fast-paced kick in the teeth! Their most recent EP, Fine Lousy State, won three Wammie Awards for Best Hard Rock Album, Best Hard Rock Artist/Group, and Best Hard Rock Song ("The Hill You Die On"). They have drawn sonic comparisons to Soundgarden, Torche, and Queens o...

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Nicolas Springer will think he’s in trouble if you use his full name, so you best use “Nick” instead. This multi-instrumentalist from Frederick, MD released ten singles in 2020 featuring the chill vibes of his Indie Dreampop sound through his solo looping project Mahogany Bees. Nick talks about some of his favorite locations, artists, and social causes in and around the Washington D.C. community. As a recording engineer in a local ...

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Dante Frisiello is a music writer and guitar player both fronting a solo project, and working behind some of DC’s most notable indie rock and Americana music groups. Both of Dante’s albums: “Alignment” & “Fool’s Paradise” were written and produced from his own bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C., while he was in law school. In this episode, hosted by Emma G., Dante discusses his newest project, the power of using guitar as h...

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Jahnel Daliya, a creator since her childhood, shares how the welcoming DMV Open Mic scene brought her out of her shell as an adult and led her to writing, performing, and publishing her own beautiful authentic songs.  Her latest single and music video “Lucky One” released in winter 2020 is a perfect example of her music’s acoustic pop-folk vibe, heartfelt lyrics, and uniquely rich voice. Jahnel and host Stephanie Mathias dive into ...

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Alexia Christian is an original artist who writes both Rock and Pop style music. Everyday experiences, books, and fantasies are a few inspirations for her songwriting, especially in her newest album, “For Singles Only”. Her new album talks about the beauty of being single, standing up for oneself, and empowering others. She has been in a few bands as she enjoys collaborating with other talented musicians and sharing the energy on s...

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Wild Whispers is a harmony-driven cinematic pop duo formed by Eli Lev and Megan Leigh. Their sound consists of lyrical storytelling and arrangements that push the boundaries of indie folk music. Their debut single “Icarus Rising”, released in September 2020, takes everything you know about acoustic pop and soul and flips it on its head. This is the first of a trilogy project based on the Greek myth of Icarus’ journey to the Sun. Th...

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