Episode 393: In Conversation with Melissa Wright [Mink's Miracle Medicine]

Episode 393: In Conversation with Melissa Wright [Mink's Miracle Medicine]

On paper, an album about heartache, anxiety, and ancient aliens doesn’t seem like something that would work (or should even exist), but on Pyramid Theories, Mink’s Miracle Medicine are singing about those themes and more resulting in their best release to date.

We’re catching up with the Melissa Wright of this Appalachian-based duo to dig into the trials of life as a creative, edibles, woodworking, aliens, and how their remarkable new album came to be.


Episode 392: In Conversation with Marian McLaughlin

Episode 392: In Conversation with Marian McLaughlin

On her new album Lake Accontink, Marian McLaughlin invites the listener along on her quest to try and make sense of the many ways in which we impact and are impacted by the environment, and what it all may mean in the long run. We’re sitting down with the Baltimore-based musician to talk about what inspired her self-described “music for the Anthropocene Epoch,” the perils of capitalism in the modern age, the joy of playing in a room with one-hundred other guitarists and much more!


Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club - 11/4/2018

Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club - 11/4/2018

Yes, she owes a lot of her show and her latest album to the likes of Michael/Janet Jackson, but Letissier’s poised delivery paired with the choreographed and sometimes aggressive dance sequences was refreshing, unique, and damn fun to witness.


The Revolution @ Fillmore Silver Spring - 10/26/2018

The Revolution @ Fillmore Silver Spring - 10/26/2018

Most stars aren’t born, they’re carefully crafted fiction. They matter only as a measure of distraction if the lie that got them there doesn’t result in some kind of long-lasting “good.” And Rock and Roll has seen its share of philistines and false prophets. But that wasn’t Prince. So when he died in 2017, there was a hole blown in the universe in the same place that was still only just filling in from the loss of David Bowie.


Episode 391: Makaya McCraven's 'Universal Beings' and new music from Braxton Cook

Episode 391: Makaya McCraven's 'Universal Beings' and new music from Braxton Cook

To call Chicago’s Makaya McCraven, just a drummer would be doing the multi-talented musical truth seeker a grave disservice. Over the past few years, McCraven has been refining a production technique that mixes live jam sessions and impromptu performances with radically creative editing to produce some of the most exciting jazz of the modern day. On Universal Beings, an album recorded in four different locations with four distinct groups of musicians at each, McCraven seems to have perfected this technique, and the result is one of the best albums of 2018. Meditative, complex, smooth, and even funky, Universal Beings points to blindingly bright future for not just McCraven, but jazz as a whole.

PLUS! Saxaphonist, vocalist, and DMV native Braxton Cook is back with a new album No Doubt, and we’ve got a listen to it’s title track to help you get hip to this remarkable talent!


Mitski @ Vic Theatre (Chicago) - 10/25/2018

Mitski @ Vic Theatre (Chicago) - 10/25/2018

In just a few short years, singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki has gone from playing a basement in Maryland in 2014 at the home of former D.C.-area favorites Two Inch Astronaut (RIP) to successive packed shows the next two years at DC9, Rock and Roll Hotel, and the festival circuit. For her latest world tour, she’s sold out 30+ dates well in advance. No matter where she plays, it feels like the throngs grow exponentially each time and her set at the beautiful Vic Theatre in Chicago was no different.


Mountain Man @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - 10/22/2018

Mountain Man @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue - 10/22/2018

Nothing is more reassuring than a group who hasn't toured in six years performing as if nothing has changed. While mentioning that their hour-long set was almost over, Molly Sarle proclaimed "We used to play for 30 minutes, and 15 minutes of it used to be about our periods."

See? Just as humorous as ever.


Episode 390: Celebrating the Music of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Episode 390: Celebrating the Music of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Just in time for Halloween, we're talking about the music of one of the most revered cult films in history:The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Joining in the fun as we celebrate this culture-shifting masterpiece are our good friends Sean Barna, Philip Basnight, and very special guest, DC drag queen extraordinaire, DONNA SLASH!

So come up to the lab, see what's on the slab, and always remember: Don’t dream it, BE IT!


Little Dragon @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 10/17/2018

Little Dragon @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 10/17/2018

With fan favorites like the Nagano-featured SBTRKT track “Wildfire” thrown in for good measure, their set had all of the ingredients required – fan favorites, deeper cuts, tight-knit camaraderie, and a whole lot of dancing -  for an epic night of music.


Episode 389: Noname's 'Room 25'

Episode 389: Noname's 'Room 25'

In 2016 Chicago rapper Noname (Fatimah Warner) stepped out of the shadows of her collaborators to deliver Telefone, one of the best albums of 2016, and easily one of the best hip-hop debuts in recent memory. One move to L.A. and a good bit of growing up later, Noname is BACK with her first “official” album, Room 25. Self-produced and self-released, Room 25 is an ambitious step forward for one of music’s brightest talents, and we’re joined by special guest Philip Basnight (Broke Royals) to discuss what makes it so great, and what we’re looking forward to from Noname in the future.

Plus! Washington, D.C.’s very own Dupont Brass is back with a new EP Halftime that’s all about enjoying yourself, and we’re spinning its first single.


Ben Howard @ The Anthem - 10/11/2018

Ben Howard @ The Anthem - 10/11/2018

Omissions of older fan favorites like “Keep Your Head Up” and “I Forget Where We Were” surely disappointed longtime fans, but those that were here for the new Ben Howard were in for one of the most sublime performances to grace The Anthem.


All Things Go Fall Classic 2018 @ Union Market - 10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018

All Things Go Fall Classic 2018 @ Union Market - 10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018

For its fifth iteration of the Fall Classic, All Things Go invited Maggie Rogers and LPX to craft a lineup that featured all female/non-binary artists on Saturday and a practically 50/50 split on Sunday, anchored by the likes of Rogers herself and Carly Rae Jepsen. Read on for our favorites and pics from both days of the fest.