This week on DC Music Rocks, Caroline, lead singer for Cinema Hearts, a band inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Fellowcraft ft Gordon Sterling, Flowerbomb, The Fuss, and Stripmall Ballads.


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  Cinema Hearts

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A pageant queen fronts a rock ‘n’ roll band; Caroline Weinroth is the lead guitarist and singer for Fairfax rock band Cinema Hearts and Miss Northern Virginia 2018 with the Miss America Organization. Inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, the sound of Cinema Hearts is wistful, yet feisty, with a pulsing passion for days gone by.  Cinema Hearts has performed at concert halls and rock clubs, including Kennedy Center, Hirshhorn Museum, Center for the Arts at GMU, AMP by Strathmore, Black Cat and other venues. Cinema Hearts' original songs and music videos have premiered on Brightest Young Things and Washington City Paper. Learn more at and

Cinema Hearts' current line-up is singer-guitarist Caroline Weinroth and bassist Erich Weinroth.

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  1. Bartenders and Bourbon, by Fellowcraft (feat. Gordon Sterling) (Hard Rock, Blues Rock)

  2. Fender Factory, by Cinema Hearts (Indie, Rock and Roll)

  3. ***Marbles, by Flowerbomb (Indie, Indie Rock)

  4. ***Nothing You Need, by The Fuss (Reggae, Ska)

  5. She Lies in the Ground, by Stripmall Ballads (Folk, Lo-Fi)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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Brian here with personal request.  When I started this, I had a dream, to make local music accessible, and easier to find and follow.  I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit, and I have more ideas, but it’s also true, “What got you here won’t get you there.”  Ultimately, I’m building all this for you. My target audience for this show is regular folks around DC, I call them “Joe Public and Jane Public” .  I want to connect them to DC’s incredible local music scene.

There’s 3 areas I hope you’ll share with me:

1) THE PODCAST - What’s one thing I could do to make you look forward to listening to it each week even more?  What can I improve?

2) THE WEBSITE - What’s one thing I could do to improve the website, to make it an even better resource for you?

3) WHAT’S NEXT - I have created a show, a website, and an annual festival at the 9:30 Club, and I’m up over 12,000 followers.  What do you think I should do next that would have the biggest impact on you personally, and your relationship with DC’s music scene?

Right now, please take a moment to reply/send an email to  Or here’s a simple google form: These messages will come straight to me, and I really would love to hear from you. I’d love to engage with you. What do YOU need?  What do YOU want? What should I do? I’d love to hear your ideas! I’m listening!


Music  (There’s links to their profile which will, both, take you to their iTunes/Spotify so you can listen, and also their Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Swampcandy - Mine
     (19 Song Folk Album - RIYL Black Keys, Reverend Gary Davis, Jack White)

  • Black Masala - Trains and Moonlight Destinies
     (Gypsy Funk Single - Best Description we’ve heard yet, “Devil Went Down To GA with Horns”

  • Fort Knox Five - Jinglin’ Janglin’
     (Electro Funk Single - RIYL Thievery Corporation, The Funk Hunters, DJ Shadow, Bonobo

  • Mark G Meadows - Superstition
     (Jazz/Funk Single - Very Unique cover of the classic Stevie Wonder Tune!)  

  • Footwerk - Gravity
     (Hip Hop Single - RIYL Chainsmokers/N.E.R.D)


Footwerk - Monsters (Hip Hop)



Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!

Sep 29 - Sat
Throwing Plates & Sub-Radio @ Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival in Manassas, VA (Folk/Indie/Pop)
Bumper Jacksons @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (Folk/Country)
Caz Gardiner @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Reggae)

Sep 30 - Sun
Justin Trawick @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)


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