A Homegrown Playlist to Rock Out To

Local Artists Make Some Noise

playlist of d.c. artists!

Duck your head into any dark, smoky club and you’ll hear the DIY aesthetic adopted by early D.C. punk rockers alive and kicking. Show some love for the city’s thriving music scene by turning up these jams from its best bands and DJs.

Why Should I Get Used to It,” by Joe Lally
(The ex-Fugazi member, pictured, has the bass covered.)

Warble Factor,” by The Evens
(The coolest couple ever.)

Mental Anguish Is Your Friend,” by Soccer Team
(Artistic inspiration.)

Romance,” by Wild Flag
(Never gets old.)

Beat, Beat, My Heart,” by Vandaveer
(Be still ours.)

I Feel Fine,” by Arthur Loves Plastic
(Stream her downtempo electro on the snazzy, free app.)

Stargazer,” by Thievery Corporation
(Press play. Relax. Repeat.)

Dream Tapes,” by The Hundred Acre Wood
(Our head in the clouds.)

Sing Your Song,” by The Dance Party
(At the top of your lungs.)

Sweet Release,” by Wugazi
(A Fugazi/Wu-Tang Clan mash-up so punk rock, it had to be included.)

Photo: Shaun Regan for DailyCandy