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Episode 337: Andrew Grossman of The North Country

Episode 337: Andrew Grossman of The North Country

Washington, DC's The North Country has changed a lot in its seven years of making music. One thing that has remained consistent is front-man Andrew Grossman's commitment to creating electric and innovative pop and folk music pushes artistic boundaries as much as it honors them.

On our latest episode, we're sitting down with Grossman to talk about the past and future of the band, what it takes to stay dedicated to making art in the nation's capital, Sean Barna, their new Ardor EP, and much, much more.


Episode 334: Chris Dave and The Drumhedz - Chris Dave and The Drumhedz

Episode 334: Chris Dave and The Drumhedz - Chris Dave and The Drumhedz

Legendary drummer and bandleader Chris Dave has made a career out of playing with the best of the best. Featured on tracks by artists as diverse as D'Angelo, Justin Bieber, Adele, and Dolly Parton, Dave is a musical omnivore of the highest order. On his debut album with the Drumhedz, he's throwing everything into the mix (including the kitchen sink) to craft a potent stew of funk, jazz, pop, rock, soul, r&b and, of course, hip-hop, that educates, stimulates, and vibrates with life from start to finish. Featuring guest shots from Anderson .Paak, Bilal, Goapele, Phonte and more, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz is more than a showcase; it's an education. Join Kevin, Ian, and the mighty Marcus J. Moore (Senior Editor, Bandcamp) as they dig into this delicious treat for newcomers and music nerds alike.  

PLUS: 16-year-old DC native MILES ave makes potent, politically charged, and, most importantly, honest hip-hop, and we're giving you a taste of his latest work, "The Debt."


"Channel Yo Mojo" - Odd Mojo

"Channel Yo Mojo" - Odd Mojo

Sounds Like:

Mix a little of that Butterfly with some Noname, hit it with a dose of really real, and let that platter spin.

Why You Should Care:

On the title track of her new EP Channel Yo Mojo, 23-year-old rapper Odd Mojo filters the cosmic vibe of 90's hip-hop legends Digable Planets through a ground level litany of anxieties, hopes, and aspirations resulting in a jam that feels as all-encompassing as it does intimate.

Armed with an ultra-smooth flow and razor-sharp insight, this DC native is coming up fast on the underground hip-hop scene in the nation's Capitol. Hopefully, we'll hear (much) more from her before the year is out.


Fellow Creatures - "Séance (SHUKA)"

Fellow Creatures - "Séance (SHUKA)"

Sounds Like:

Of Montreal; Grizzly Bear; Talking Heads…from the planet DISCOTRON;

Why You Should Care:

Last year, D.C.’s newest rising stars, Fellow Creatures, quietly released the demo track “Shuka Shuka” to announce their arrival on the scene. Since then, the group, fronted by Will McKindley Ward and Ugly Purple Sweater (RIP)’s Sam McCormally, have been perfecting their craft, spending some time in a freezer, and, it would seem, heading back into the studio.