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Alt-rockers The Effects, to play DC9 10/14

With fuzzy basslines, bold vocals, and a classic, guitar-driven sound, DC-based The Effects deliver angular alt rock with indie rock vibes. Anthemic, and instantly catchy, the trio's sound is aggressive but melodic and immediately accesible without being boring. You can check out the band playing DC9 10/14 with Cinemechanica, but in the meantime stream them below.-Olivia Sisinni


Baltimore's Multicult delivers chaotic noise rock to the Windup Space 10/28

With driving, meaty licks and visceral vocal performances, Baltimore-based Multicult is all you could ever want out of your local noise rock band. Their latest release, Position Remote, is sludgey and wild, but surprisingly still lays down serious thrash-y grooves that are easy to get lost in. Stream Multicult below, and be sure to check them out at the Windup Space 10/28 with Puerto Rico Flowers and the Holy Circle.-Olivia Sisinni


Luray brings ambient-banjo-indie to Hardywood Craft Brewery 10/14

Ambient, banjo-lead indie rock is a descriptor that's sure to turn heads, but Luray, a band who fails to fit neatly into the hard lines of "alt-folk," really does encompass all of those elements. Pairing synths with traditional folk, the Richmond VA-based group gives bluegrass/americana a fresh face, successfully blending old with new. Listen to Luray streaming below, and check them out at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery with Camp Howard and Mikrowaves on 10/14.-Olivia Sisinni


Check out The Wimps' self titled debut album

Part-time wimps, part-time Righmond rockers, The Wimps bring forth a peculiar blend of 60’s pop, alternative rock, and psychedelia. Listening to “Dream Girl” (the 10th track off their album), something comforting about this band’s rustic sound makes its way inside us. It’s vintage. It’s nostalgic. It’s the 1x12 combo amp spring reverbed guitar tone with a hint of tube crunch, not to mention the twangy, speech-driven vocal stylings of Brent McCormic, topped off with quirky lyrics of empty days and empty wallets. It takes us back to one of our favorite records from yester-millennium: Eric Burdon’s 1964 “House of the Rising Sun”. Take a listen to their full album The Wimps down below. -Ashley Muniz

Foreign Air drops new single "Better for It" and play U Street

With soaring vocals and infectious backbeats, DC-based Foreign Air brings you "Better for It," the latest single from the alt/synth-pop duo. Starting with simple, delicate piano, the tune's momentum gradually builds, eventually doubling down and releasing into lush layers of instrumentation by the time the chorus hits. "Better for It" is ripe-for-radio ear candy, and we'd be shocked if you're not humming along with the hook by the track's end.  Stream "Better for It" below, and catch them at the U Street Music Hall 10/27 with the Strumbellas. - Olivia Sisinni


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