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Every now and again you come across a debut album drenched (pun intended) in promise and talent. SEAS, a local music act from DC, is deserving of such categorization. The project began in 2006 and has evolved from “a collection of quiet, simple guitar-driven instrumental pieces” into vocally and instrumentally rich music that dabbles in a variety of genres including experimental, psych-folk, and indie rock. SEAS’s debut album, Now My Home Is A Beech Tree, stands tall among the many talented musicians in our fine city.
Inspiration is everywhere.It’s in the sheer determination of our winter Olympians (U.S.A!); it’s in the hearts of our neighbors who lend a hand to those crossing icy streets or digging out snow-buried cars; it’s in the talents of our musicians and artists that keep us smiling or dancing when the weather outside is frightful. Recently, I was inspired by the young, yet incredibly talented musicians of The Neon Rush–a rock band that exudes promise and makes me kick myself for quitting those piano lessons in high school.
The aptly-named band The Potentials originate from Virginia, but their beats are from outer space–in a good way of course. They are a dance rock electronica band, light on the rock; heavy on the dance.
With New Year’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about your New Year’s resolution. Here to help inspire, enlighten, or simply entertain you, are resolutions from some of the bands that have appeared on DoS’ site over the past year.
You don’t have to live long in DC to know that this city giveth and it taketh away. Recent events surrounding the H Street Shuttle are a perfect example of the frustrating back and forth that many DC residents and business owners experience in the city. If you haven’t already heard by now, the free H Street Shuttle had been struggling to stay on its wheels since it launched in January 2009 and on December 6th, the shuttle service was suspended due to loss of funding.