Rock/ Punk

Ballyhoo! Rise From The Land of Cal Ripken To The Stage with Weezer

September 7, 2012

For a band from Aberdeen, MD, best known as the birthplace of Cal Ripken, it can be a tough road to achieve success.  But for punk rock/reggae group Ballyhoo! that road never deterred them from achieving their goals.  

Little Barrie Making Waves In US

September 6, 2012

Building a fan base is no easy task. And that’s just at home. Trying to do the same thing on the road is especially complicated, especially when that road is on another continent. For London-based rockers, Little Barrie, much of their success in the last 12 years has subsisted in the UK. Now on their third stateside tour this year, the affable rock trio are making splashes with their latest release, King of the Wavesand maybe a little hard work.


System of a Down, Deftones Rock D.C.

August 10, 2012

Metal was on display Tuesday night in the Nation’s Capital when System of a Down and Deftones took the stage at the Verizon Center.  Those who are scared of a few mosh pits and allergic to head banging were probably best staying away on this night.

Nothing Quite Like Discovering New, Great Live Music on a Random Night

August 8, 2012

One of the things that I love the most about this city is that, on any given night, there are literally hundreds of places you can go to check out good live, local music.  This past Saturday I wandered in to the Axum Lounge, just off of U Street, and came across two talented local groups.

Review: Jack White Illuminates Firefly Fest

August 7, 2012

Nearly 30,000 music lovers from around the country gathered in Dover, Del.,  just two hours north of D.C., for the inaugural weekend of Firefly Music Festival.  Excitement was particularly high for the festival’s first headliner — Grammy-winning rock icon and former White Stripes frontman Jack White.

Warped Tour Coverage

August 2, 2012

Check out our latest coverage from the 18th annual Vans Warped Tour!

A Chat With The Menzingers

June 30, 2012

Semi-organized chaotic awesomeness—that’s exactly what a Menzingers show is like.

Matt Skiba Brings His Sekrets To The Black Cat

June 13, 2012

Longtime veteran of the scene and one-third component of Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba has played in just about every venue in every city in the country, as well as a host of others overseas.  Yet despite all of this, when he brought his latest solo project Matt Skiba and the Sekrets to D.C., one couldn’t help but notice the seemingly nervous and uncomfortable aura about him.

Nobody Yet Changes Lineup, Plays Benefit Show In DC

June 13, 2012

One of DCML’s favorite Philly-based rock bands, Nobody Yet,was back in the area this weekend to play a benefit show to raise money for cancer research.

Dead Sara Bring “Chaos” To The District

June 5, 2012

Out on tour supporting The Used, Dead Sara have made an enormous splash in the rock world with the release of their debut album eponymously titled, Dead Sara.

The Used Move Forward While Embracing Their Independence

June 4, 2012

With the release of their latest album, Vulnerable, rock quartet The Used decided to take their career into their own hands.

Q&A: US & THEM Talk What It Takes To Make It In D.C.

May 1, 2012

US & THEM are a five-piece rock band from right outside of the District.  Though only in existence for a year, the band has already started to make waves in response to their debut album, Adventures Into The Dark.

Patent Pending Stops At Jammin Java, Talks Touring

April 30, 2012

Patent Pending is a band that knows all about hard work and dedication.  Currently in their 11th year together, the group from Long Island has taken the pop-punk scene by storm, having shared the stage with the likes of Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes, as well as having multiple videos in regular rotation on Fuse and MTV.

Bruce Springsteen Announces New D.C. Tour Date

April 14, 2012

Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band will be making their return to the District on September 14 for the second leg of his Wrecking Ball tour.

US & THEM Release New Music Video

April 12, 2012

Local rockers US & THEM recently released a new music video for their song “Living A Lie” off of their debut album Adventures Into The Dark.

Review: The Boss Rocks The Verizon Center

April 3, 2012

Bruce Springsteen delivers an incredible show along with his E Street Band during their sold-out D.C. performance at the Verizon Center.

Review: Nobody Yet Gives One Good Performance at B.A.D.D.

April 2, 2012

Progressive pop-punk band Nobody Yet visited our area this past weekend when they played March 30 at B.A.D.D. Studio in Owings, Md.

Bruce Springsteen To Rock Sold Out Show Tonight

April 1, 2012

Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will make their way to the District for a sold-out Wrecking Ball tour performance.

The Used Announce Tour Stop at The Fillmore

March 27, 2012

Pop-punk band The Used just announces a U.S. headlining tour which includes a stop at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on May 30.

Warped Tour Pre-Sale Starts Friday

The Vans Warped Tour is returning to the D.C. metro area this summer when it comes to the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Md., on July 24.

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