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DMV artists really know how to keep the 2018 momentum going! Here are just a few of our February favorites. Whether you’re into indie rock, metal, or something in between, we’ve got something new for you. Be sure to check out our “For Fans Of” section to get an idea of each artist’s sound and…   Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »