This week on DC Music Rocks, Milo in the Doldrums, an indie rock band hailing from ‘the sandy beaches’ of northern VA, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Bobby Thompson, Kid Brother, Jay Diamondz, and Den-Mate.


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  Milo in the Doldrums

Milo in the Doldrums Bio/Links:

Milo in the Doldrums is an indie rock band hailing from the sandy beaches of northern VA. Tinged with melancholia and uplifted by a love of life, Milo in the Doldrums harnesses the power of music to overcome the despondency of modern life… and, y’know, do stuff!



Instagram: @milointhedoldrumsmusic




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  1. ***Came to See You, by Bobby Thompson (Blues, Rock)

  2. No Sense in It All, by Milo in the Doldrums (Rock, Indie Rock)

  3. Ain’t That Cool, by Kid Brother (Rock, Folk)

  4. ***Not Tonight, by Jay Diamondz (Pop, Electronic)

  5. XOSO, by Den-Mate (Indie, Darkwave)

***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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  1. MPAartfest 2018
    The 2018 Mclean Project For The Arts fest will take place all day Sunday October 7, 2018 out in Mclean, VA, with art, music, food and fun!  The Jogo Project, which we’ve covered, will take the stage at 1pm, and there’s fun for the whole family!
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  2. 2019 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards- Call for Songwriters

    The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District announces the fifth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards and is seeking the best local songwriters! The competition will award a Grand Prize of $10,000 and 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music. A Young Songwriter Prize of $2,500 will also be awarded. Full-time residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. Each song must have lyrics. All genres of music are accepted. The competition’s first round judges, who include professional artists, booking agents and music academia, will choose the semifinalists. A grand prize jury will then select the finalists who will each perform two of their original songs for a live audience on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Bethesda, MD. The award winners will be announced at the close of the show. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 5.

    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 I also believe, “What got you here won’t get you there.”  My target audience is regular folks around the DC region. My goal is to connect them to DC’s incredible local music scene. What do YOU need?  What do YOU want? What should I do? I’m listening!

    There’s 3 areas I’d like to hear your thoughts on:
    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?


There’s links to their profile which: 1) Have their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and 2) have their Website/Facebook links for more info!


  • DuPont Brass - Enjoy Yourself
     (Hip Hop with Horns single - RIYL The Roots

  • Beau Young Prince - Price
     (Hip Hop single - RIYL Andre 3K)

  • Den-Mate - Loceke
     (10 Song Full Indie Album - RIYL Portishead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

  • Del Florida - Fire (Live)
     (Pop Single - RIYL Christina Aguilera, Pink)

  • Pressing Strings - The Madness
     (Folk Single - RIYL the idea of Dave Matthews and Keith Urban having a baby)

  • Black Dog Prowl - Fine Lines (Far Cry)
     (Hard Rock/Metal Single - RIYL Nirvana, Metallica, Alice in Chains)

  • Classified Frequency - Black Eye EP
     (Classic Punk Style 4 Song EP - RIYL Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, Weezer)

  • Sugar John - God Steals My Thoughts
     (Rock Single - RIYL Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Failure)



Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:

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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!

Oct 6 - Sat
Black Masala @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC
(Gypsy Funk, think Devil Went Down To Georgia with horns)

Oct 9 - Tue
Carolyn Malachi @ City Winery in Washington, DC (Jazz and R&B)

Oct 11 - Thu
Jumpin' Jupiter @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (high-energy throw-back bebop Rock)


Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  There’s little give aways, but for us to evolve this online platform to cover even more we really need funds and support. We're giving away shirts, and more too!  We can do so much more with your support!

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