Entries by Courtney Sexton

A Day in the Life: DC Drummer Isabelle De Leon

Encouraged by family, Isabelle De Leon has been playing music since she was four and the drums since she was seven. But hers is not a story of a child prodigy forced into a life of performance at any cost. De Leon has talent in spades, and she marches to the beat of her own […]

What’s NUEX?

Let’s be honest, has anyone with even the slightest desire for rock star status not responded to a Craigslist ad at least once? I definitely ended up in someone’s basement once trying to do vocals over shoegaze while wondering if I’d make it home alive to feed my dog. Okay, that incident aside, I’ve heard […]

Year of the Dog

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. But based on the plethora of pup-friendly happenings in the DC area, the dog days are here to stay. We’ve hunted high and low for everything you and your four-legged friend can do together now and well into the year. From events and […]

The Decemberists Experiment Sonically on I’ll Be Your Girl

The Decemberists are often both revered and pigeonholed as the founders of the modern folk movement – they’ve been playing accordions and wearing suspenders onstage since before it was cool (and commonplace to see) – and plenty a remark has been made about frontman Colin Meloy’s propensity to weave actual folklore into his narrative songwriting. […]

A Day in the Life: Miss Pixie’s Owner Pixie Windsor

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot is nestled in the middle of DC’s bustling 14th Street Corridor, and it’s one of the best places in the city for window shopping. But unlike many of the newer businesses in the neighborhood, the store’s windows – filled with swoon-worthy vintage furniture finds – have been beckoning customers in […]

Radio Game Shows Offer Escape from Reality, the Nerdy (Read: DC) Way

Information overload. Saturated media market. Stimulus fatigue. Call it what you will, but especially over the past year, many readers and media consumers have felt varying degrees of stress associated with choosing where, when and how often to engage with news and information sources, including which outlets they “trust,” which they prefer and which they […]

Miracle for Jammin Java Owners

Brothers Jonathan, Luke and Daniel Brindley know their way around the performance space side of the music industry. Since opening Jammin Java more than 16 years ago, they have hosted countless award-winning and almost famous music artists in their small, Vienna, Virginia-based venue – and, more importantly, managed to bring crowds in to see them. “[Jammin Java] shouldn’t […]

New Anthem for The Head and the Heart

The past few years have seen many local music spaces unplugging the amps and shutting their doors for the last time (RIP IOTA), but a deluge of shiny new venues opening this year within the District are set to fill the void. The Anthem, which switched sound on just two weeks ago, is drawing big […]