April Featured Artists and Showcases!!!

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April Featured Artists: Visit their site, download their album
Latristic –  http://latristic.com/
Victoria Vox – http://www.victoriavox.com/
Les Rhinoceros – http://lesrhino.bandcamp.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/


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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!!!