Taxation without Representation is the District of Columbia’s motto. Clearly subtly is not their priority.
RDGLDGRN – Million Fans
From referencing Georgetown to Go-Go, rdgldgrn happily reps their home. Plus they worked with Dave Grohl and he’s from just over the border in northern Virginia. We consider ourselves grouped together in the DMV.
Wale – Fashion Week
Born in DC, I included him on this list despite the fact that he moved to Maryland as a kid. He always seems such a DC artist to me.
Mambo Sauce – Welcome To DC
Fun fact: actual Mambo Sauce is delicious.
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
“I might be an adult, but I’m a minor at heart”
Fugazi – Waiting Room
On hiatus since 2003, many, many years before this graffiti in MD triggered my investigation into what exactly this ‘Fugazi’ was.
Vertical Horizon – Goodbye Again
Guess who formed while attending Georgetown University? These guys.
Thievery Corporation – Letter To The Editor
Girls Against Boys – Basstation
The Pietasters – Quicksand
God, this song is fun, despite the topic.
Ari Lennox – Backseat
Young Futura – Gypsy Woman
French producer meets DC rapper.
Priests – Pink White House
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I like this song. TBD.
Den-Mate – Get Off The Stage
Hmmm found this group while looking for a 15th for this list. I dig it.
Darkest Hour – Love As a Weapon
“I’m at the mercy of all I say, I don’t give anything away”
Bad Brains – Banned in DC
Couldn’t help myself, had to end with this one…
Special Mention goes to:
Food For Animals