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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May 5, 2021 49 min

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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