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Dom Flemons at the Listening Room

Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning musician from Phoenix Arizona. Dom Flemons’ interesting blend of music utilizes older, historically rooted styles while also riding the line of contemporary trends to make a fresh, contemporary style of folk. His most … Continue reading

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Gregory Cornell at the Listening Room

Gregory Cornell, a singer-songwriter hailing from Brooklyn, NYC, is an ambitious roots musician that has crafted vivid music that is reflective of his knowledge. Through his life lessons and experiences, he has created a contemporary sound that is fueled by … Continue reading

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Meet Hyattsville’s Indie Rock Band, Blue Plains

An indie rock band from Hyattsville will play at Riverdale Park Station Thursday. Blue Plains, whose sound has been compared to Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Wilco, will play a set at Bear Square near the Whole Foods Market from … Continue reading

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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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How MilkBoy Came to College Park

The University of Maryland has set its sights on making College Park a great college town. MilkBoy ArtHouse, which opens Tuesday, is a crucial part of that effort. A cafe, bar and live music venue on Route 1 at the … Continue reading

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Classical Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee hasn’t just upgraded the quality of Hyattsville’s coffee — it’s also made it a little better for music. On recent Fridays, the coffee shop and roastery in the historic downtown has hosted the Excelsa Quartet, a group of … Continue reading

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A Grand Entrance for Arts District Piano

A grand piano was craned into a home in the Arts District Hyattsville’s east side Wednesday afternoon. Homeowner Lise Nau, a retired piano technician, said that craning pianos is common in urban areas with narrower entryways and stairs. But it … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Own Synthpop Duo: Ploy

“Get Lucky” might be the song of the Olympics right now, but Hyattsville has its own synthpop duo, Ploy. Above is their song, “VRDSNT.” The Hyattsville Wire is becoming huge fans. Their music is catchy and very danceable. Here’s an … Continue reading

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An Interview with Aita

A Hyattsville singer’s first album was lost during a civil war in Liberia. A native of Nigeria, Aita put together a recording in 1989 and sent it to producers in Liberia, where it was lost amid the unrest. He gave … Continue reading

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An Interview with Tosin Musik

Tosin Musik bridges two continents with his music. A native of Nigeria, the Hyattsville resident blends African influences with American styles on his music. Among other things, he’s released three albums, served as artist in residence at the Strathmore Music … Continue reading

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