Locals You Should Know: DMV Music Released In August

By: Abbey Elliott As the summer break winds down and school looms over us, we at Aspire are still reliving those summer memories with our local musicians. Each month we at Aspire try to give you a taste of the amazing local music that comes from the DMV. We hope that you enjoy the list…   Read More »

Show Spotlight: Circa Survive at Canal Club

By: Abbey Elliott Photos By: Brandon Hambright Last month we had the honor of having Circa Survive and Citizen in Richmond, VA. While all of our shows are special occasions, this one in particular was extra special. With only two bands on the bill Richmond turned out in full force for these musical greats; selling…   Read More »

Locals You Should Know: DMV Music Released in July

Each month local bands in the DMV release new music and each month we at Aspire try to give you a taste of those locals. The month of July had a lot of great new tracks and we are happy to present our list of Locals You Should Know. We hope that you enjoy the…   Read More »

Local Of The Month: In Your Memory

Interview by: Abbey Elliott Photos by: James Harper, Agnes Owusu and David Weaver. The members of In Your Memory are hardly your typical rock band. Their high energy personalities emanate through their music and stage performances, giving the fans a music experience like no other. At the end of July this five piece, comprised of…   Read More »

Locals You Should Know: DMV Music Released In June

June was another good month for our local bands across the DMV. Each month we try and feature a smattering of the music they release to give you a taste of the talent we have in our great states. We hope that you enjoy this list as much as we do, and who knows, you…   Read More »

Local Of The Month: Out On The Weekend

Interview by: Abbey Elliott Photos by: Roxplosion We say it often here at Aspire; we have some of the coolest local bands in the DMV and one of those is Out on the Weekend. Hailing from Northern Virginia, this four piece of Nathan Scholz, Jack Merline, Brian Donovan and Erik Lund is fixing to releasing their first…   Read More »

LOCALS YOU SHOULD KNOW: DMV & NC MUSIC RELEASED IN JANUARY

Band: Retrosphere Release: In Motion Release Date: January 20, 2018 Genre: Progressive Hometown: Richmond, VA FFO: Polyphia, Intervals, Plini, Periphery, Animals as Leaders In Motion by Retrosphere     Band: Jesse Trask Release: a match Release Date: January 8, 2018 Genre: Experimental/Folk/Rock Hometown: Sterling, VA FFO: Bon Iver, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens a match…   Read More »

LOCALS YOU SHOULD KNOW: DMV MUSIC RELEASED IN DECEMBER

2017 was an impressive year for local music, and December was no exception! From Experimental Indie to Metal to Holiday, here’s a recap of some December releases you don’t want to miss. Don’t forget to check out our “For Fans Of” section to get an idea of each artist’s sound and influences!   Band: His…   Read More »

LOCALS YOU SHOULD KNOW: DMV & NC MUSIC RELEASED IN NOVEMBER

Don’t miss out on these music releases from November! Check out some of our favorites we’ve put together from the month!   Band: Young Poet Release: Thrive in a Modern Era Release Date: November 28, 2017 Genre: Punk, Hard Rock, Metal Hometown: Baltimore, MD FFO: Neck Deep, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Fall Out…   Read More »

LOCALS YOU SHOULD KNOW: DMV & NC MUSIC RELEASED IN OCTOBER

October was a big month for local music releases. We’ve compiled some of the best- from Jazz Fusion Hip Hop, to Reggae Rock, to Metalcore, there’s something for everyone! Be sure to check out our new section on this article, “For Fans Of”,  to get an idea of what each artist has in store! Band:…   Read More »