Synth-rock provocateurs Stronger Sex have gone through several lineup changes over the past few years, but on their debut LP There Is No Stronger Sex the (now) duo of Johnny Fantastic and Leah Gage (both veterans of the DC DIY scene) have found their "final form," and the result is an electric and aggressively danceable album that is one of the most exciting releases of 2018. On our latest episode, Johnny Fantastic is joining Kevin in the basement for a frank discussion about the band's history, the importance of queer representation in the arts, dog-walker life, the value of personal identity, and the ultimate inevitability of Seán Barna.
Above The Prairie, the latest release from Minneapolis folk auteurs The Pines, is a sonic tapestry rich with atmosphere that transports the listener to a land that is as recognizable as it is just down the road from nowhere. David Huckfelt and brothers Benson and Alex Ramsey just kicked off their tour for Above The Prairie, and stopped by the basement before a recent DC stop to talk about the inspirations for the album, working with Native American author, poet, and activist, John Trudell, and what it’s like to create worlds from nothing but heart and imagination.
DC’s Stronger Sex is back with a new track, an expanded lineup , and approximately 4.7 times the awesome.
If you need us, we'll be selling plasma and our first born to try and snag some Bey tickets.
The end is nigh! The end of the year that is. This week on the podcast we’re kicking off our year-end closeout with a mega-sized wrap up of all that 2015 was here in our hometown of Washington, DC.
Joined by Paul Vodra (Hometown Sounds), Bryce Taylor Rudow (Random Nerds) and Quinn Meyers (WRGW radio/ATB), Kevin and the gang take a look at some of the bands that moved them the most in 2015, flashback to 2014 to see how far we’ve come, and look forward to the future of what is fast becoming one of the most vibrant, diverse, and essential music scenes in the country.