June Featured Artists and Events!

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JUNE DC LOCAL MUSIC DAY – Wednesday June 6th
Visit http://www.listenlocalfirst.com to check out participating businesses
June Featured Artists: Visit their site, download their album!
Fire and the Wheel- http://fireandthewheel.com/
Mynoni & Friends - http://mynoniandfriends.com/
JUNE SHOWCASES & COLLABORATIONS
  •  Capital Bop Jazz Loft Mega Fest, Saturday June 9th 3:00pm – 2:00am -  LLF will co-sponsor Capital Bop’s Mega Jazz Loft as the culmination of the DC Jazz Festival.  Purchase tickets HERE to enjoy the  pop-up shop, art gallery, improvised music venue, movie theater, eatery and more!
  • Second Annual DC Flag Day Celebration, Thursday June 14th – The Rally and Party sponsored by DC Vote, LLF and L.U.V DC will start in Dupont Circle and end at Eighteenth Street Lounge – More Details HERE
  • Listen Local First presents Dance For The Dying at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Wednesday June 27th 6:00pm – 7:00pm

May Featured Artists and Showcases!!!

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Local Music Day May 9th 
Listen Local First Showcase May 17th @ Blackbyrd
Panel Discussion on Web Streaming and Digital Platforms for Local Music Discovery: Presentations and Discussion from Tixelated, ESL Music and MORE…
Live Music Performances by: The Grey Area, Teen Mom, Adrian Kyrgowski and MORE
Artists:
Mary Alouette - http://maryalouette.com/
All Good Funk Alliance - http://www.allgoodfunkalliance.com/
Don’t Miss:
Participating Businesses


Tryst, Open City, The Diner, Flying Fish Coffee, Yola, Sova, Domku, Local 16, Fojol Bros, The Big Board, Ebenezers, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Pulp, Nana, Big Bear Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Busboys & Poets, Qualia Coffee, Acre 121, Marvin/Blackbyrd, Blind Dog Cafe

April Featured Artists and Showcases!!!

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April Featured Artists: Visit their site, download their album
Latristic -  http://latristic.com/
Kindlewood - http://kindlewood.co/

 

APRIL SHOWCASES

During Lumen8 Anacostia (http://www.lumen8anacostia.com/), using a combination of projection, art installation and live music performance, Gallery O onH Streetwill recreate their gallery and courtyard in a historic Anacostia building.  Located at2021 Martin Luther King Blvd.the event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and will showcase outsider artist, Brian Dowdell and live music by Listen Local First.  The pop-up gallery, much like the space at 1347 H Street, will combined art and music allowing music to flow into the street using using speakers to project the music out the windows of the second floor space.

Performing Artists: Rene Moffatt, Justin Trawick, The Sweater Set, Jess Dye of Lightfoot

Listen Local First presents Birdlips at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium – April 20th  

Friday 20th Listen Local First kicks off its newest monthly Kennedy Center local showcase withe Birdlips at the Millennium Stage 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Blossom Bake & Brew at Gallery O on H St – April 21st 4:00pm – 7:00pm

- Exclusive Beer Tasting from Chocolate City

- Pocket Pies from Dangerously Delicious Pies

- Listen Local First Music Showcase featuring Lightfoot and Victoria Vox

More event details HERE

The Water St. Project and Listen Local First – April 20th – 21st

Friday April 20th 8PM – 2AM Water Street Project Grand Opening

The Water Street Project opening, sponsored by Honest Tea, showcases the core collaborators of this project “the Artists.” The Water Street Project includes Murals and Installations by artists Kelly Towles, Brandon Hill, James Kerns, Dafna Steinberg, Kate Campagna, Maggie O’Neil, James Meade, Paul Mericle, Billy Mode, Gaia, Gregg Deal, Jacqueline Levine, Drew Storm Graham, Tariq Tucker, and Hamilton Riley . Evening Programming and Listen Local First Showcase will include special music performance by Lightfoot, Ugly Purple SweaterTypefighter, and Cold Fronts (Philly).

This event is Free ($8 Suggested Donation – proceeds go to musicians) Open to Public http://www.waterstproject.com/

Saturday April 21st 8PM – 2AM Listen Local First presents Record Store Day Showcase

Listen Local First DC is a local music initiative devoted to building awareness and creating opportunities for LOCAL MUSICIANS and venues in order to raise the profile of DC’s local music scene. LLF partners with local musicians, local arts organizations, local venues and locally owned businesses to create performance opportunities and new avenues for local music exploration. In honor of Record Store Day, LLF presents The Silver Liners, Les Rhinoceros, Shark Week, and The Young Rapids at the Water Street Project space.

This event is Free ($8 suggested donations proceeds go to musicians) Open to Public http://www.waterstproject.com/


March DC Local Music Day, Panel Discussion, and Live Showcase

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MARCH FEATURE ARTISTS

DC Local Music Day – Wednesday March 7th
Parlor Soldiers – http://theparlorsoldiers.bandcamp.com/
Justin Trawick – http://www.justintrawick.com
Dance for the Dyinghttp://danceforthedying.com
Flo Anito – www.floanito.com
We Were Pirates – www.wewerepiratesmusic.com/
yU - http://mellomusicgroup.com/yu.html

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
Please Visit – www.listenlocalfirst.com

LISTEN LOCAL FIRST MARCH PANEL & LIVE SHOWCASE

Thursday March 8th at Mellow Mushroom (2436 18th Street NW)

Co-Sponsored by:
Think Local First DC

PANEL DISCUSSION 8pm – 9pm

Covering Local Music: As seen from writers and bloggers themselves

Moderator: Brandon Wetherbee host of You Me Them & Everybody

Panelists:
Jon Fischer – Washington City Paper
Philip Runco – Brightest Young Things
Valerie Paschall – The DCist
Gio Russonello – Editor Capital Bop
Marcus Dowling – Free Lance Journalist
Jon Meyers – The Vinyl District


LIVE SHOWCASE – 9:00 – 12:00am

PARLOR SOLDIERS – http://theparlorsoldiers.bandcamp.com/
DANCE FOR THE DYING – http://danceforthedying.com
FLO ANITO – www.floanito.com
+Special Guests!!!

February DC Local Music Day, Live Panel Discussion & Music Showcase

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FEBRUARY FEATURE ARTISTS

DC Local Music Day – Wednesday Feb 8th
Oddiseehttp://oddiseemusic.blogspot.com/
The Sweater Sethttp://www.thesweaterset.com/
Cornel West Theoryhttp://thecornelwesttheory.com/
Lucky Dubhttp://luckydub.com/
Acmehttp://123acme.com/
The Jolley Brothershttp://natejolley.com/music
More Humanshttp://morehumans.bandcamp.com/
Liftoffhttp://fortknox.bandcamp.com/album/sunday-morning-airplay

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
Please Visit – http://www.listenlocalfirst.com


LISTEN LOCAL FIRST FEBRUARY PANEL & LIVE SHOWCASE

Thursday February 9th at The Dunes (1402 Meridian Pl NW)

Co-Sponsored by:
DC Hip Hop Project
Capital Bop
FortKnoxRecordings
Words Beats & Life
SHAM DC
Think Local First DC

PANEL DISCUSSION 7pm – 8pm

Black Broadway: The Roots of DC Hip Hop
Live DC Hip Hop Project Podcast recorded from The Dunes

Moderators: James Benson and Kokayi – DC Hip Hop Project

Panelists:
W. Ellington Felton – singer/songwriter/actor/poet
Luke Stewart – Editor of Capital Bop
Stacy Brooks – Blues Musician
DJ Alizay
DJ RBI 

LIVE SHOWCASE – 8:30 – 11:00pm

NAPPY RIDDEMhttp://fortknoxrecordings.com/artists/nappy-riddem/
CORNEL WEST THEORYhttp://thecornelwesttheory.com/
+Special Guests!!!