X-Factor Every now and then a music group comes along that defies definition, category and convention; a group that has that certain something. The X-Factor. Armed with a vast amount of talent and experience, X-Factor signals the return of the era of great bands. With an eclectic repertoire of songs from some of the greatest […]

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Bela Dona

Be’la Dona

Be’la Dona Band Washington D.C. is the birthplace of this exciting and diverse all-female band, founded in September 2007, managed by John Agurs. The high-energy concert style presentation and dynamic musicianship exuded on stage are incomparable. Their unique style of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock commands audiences and the meshing of the raw talents possessed […]

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Bad Brains

Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington DC in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band’s members objected to this term to describe their music. They are also an adept reggae band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres like funk, heavy […]

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The Young Bucks Band

The Young Bucks

The Young Bucks Band is a highly energetic and deeply funky band with dynamic lead vocalists that also come together in sweet harmony on the music we all grew up on – R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock & Motown. With over 40 years of experience in the business, this group of talented musicians creates an undeniably […]

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The Midnight Movers

The Midnight Movers are a powerhouse of authentic soul and Motown sounds, led by the dynamic trumpeter and vocalist Curtis Pope.There are arguably no continuously working groups more intertwined with American soul music. Like the “Funk Brothers” – the collective of musicians who played on all the recording sessions at Motown Records, the Midnight Movers […]

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Brute Band and Show was formed in 1970 (formerly called the Abstracts). It was comprised of five singers and five musicians with various musical backgrounds; including rock, jazz, classical, pop, and gospel. The group was handpicked after holding auditions by Norris “Brute” Little whom the group was named for. A few members were suggested by […]

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SYMBA started out in the early 70’s in Washington DC, listening and learning from artist such as EW&F, Rufus, Pfunk and so on. SYMBA had a hit slow jam called “Hey You’ on the Venture Record label that’s still played in Radio Stations across the country and usualy heard on 96.3 WHUR Quiet Storm. Hey […]

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Angel is a glam rock and heavy metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in the mid-70s by Punky Meadows and Mickie Jones. They were signed to Casablanca Records, and had the image of dressing in white. Angel was discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons performing at a nightclub and was eventually signed to the same […]

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The Examiner Interview: As part of the “Know Your History” series, we will recap an interview from 1991 with Mike Hughes of AM/FM who sadly passed away on October 13, 2008. Hughes discusses why AM/FM was DC’s first “Go-Hop” Band. This interview gives insight into the brilliant mind of the legendary “Outta Site” Mike about […]

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The Aggression band came about when the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown sent drummer Michael Burt to his old band The Los Latino’s who were now called The Dealers. Chuck’s partner Tommy Smith was over-seeing the band. The famous Apple Brothers, John and Ronald Williams were also in this group with John on guitar and […]

Read More » | July 3, 2014 | Category: Bands | Comments: none