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Episode 74 - Fall '19 Show Preview

For Episode 74, Songbyrd Radio previews the amazing Fall 2019 show lineup at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe! Guaranteed to be something you'll love!

Episode 73 - Adams Morgan Day 2019 Preview

For Episode 73, Songbyrd Radio previews the music lineup at this year's Adams Morgan Day! Adams Morgan Day is DC's longest continuous running neighborhood festival and we're looking forward to another great one showcasing amazing DC music talent!

Episode 72 - William S. Burroughts and the Cult of Rock 'N Roll

For Episode 72, Songbyrd Radio presents and shares audio from our recent discussion with Casey Rae, author of new book "William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N Roll"! This book has been featured in Billboard Magazine, The New York Times and more! We also play tracks selected by the author!

Episode 71 - The Neptunes

For Episode 71, Songbyrd Radio dives into the production catalog of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo aka The Neptunes!

Episode 70 - Sundays in #DCMusic

For Episode 70, Songbyrd Radio takes a Sunday spin around the DC Music scene! We chat with artists, promoters, record shop owners and more from around DC to find out what they're up to on a Sunday afternoon!

Episode 69 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Air "Moon Safari"

For Episode 69, Songbyrd Radio gives the Classic Album Sundays treatment to Air's 1998 debut "Moon Safari"! We discuss the album and the artist and spin tracks from the album and its legacy and influences!

Episode 68 - Bastille Day!

For Episode 68, Songbyrd Radio throws a Bastille Day celebration playing our favoritre French and French-inspired tracks!

Episode 67 - João Gilberto: The Father of Bossa Nova

For Episode 67, Songbyrd Radio celebrates the life and music of João Gilberto aka The Father of Bossa Nova! Gilberto passed away at age 88 on July 6, 2019 and we take a spin through this innovative catalog and music inspired by him!

Episode 66 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Grace Jones

For Episode 66, Songbyrd Radio reprises its Classic Album Sundays session featuring Grace Jones and her classic album "Slave To The Rhythm"! We spin classic Grace Jones tracks and play clips of our CAS presentation!

Episode 65 - The R&B Club

For Episode 65, Songbyrd Radio welcomes back The R&B Club to discuss their event series "Diary of an R&B Legend" at Songbyrd Music House and to spin some of the best classic and modern R&B music!

Episode 64 - Songbyrd Summer '19 Preview

For Episode 64, Songbyrd Radio dives into its Summer 2019 upcoming show calendar to feature some of the best artists coming to town!

Episode 63 - Dischord Records Special

For Episode 63, Songbyrd Radio takes a spin through the catalog of iconic DC label Dischord Records, spinning the latest and greatest!

Episode 62 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Neil Young

For Episode 62, Songbyrd Radio presents an installment of its Classic Album Sundays series, this time focusing on Neil Young and his classic album "After the Gold Rush"!

Episode 61 - Names You Can Trust

For Episode 61, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Eric Banta, creator and operator of Brooklyn-based Names You Can Trust Records and Independent Grand! We discuss the label and Eric's spins some of the label's best and most recently released tracks!

Episode 60 - Psyche-o de Mayo

For Episode 60, Songbyrd Radio celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Psyche-o de Mayo! We spin some of our favorite psychedelic rock tracks past and present!

Episode 59 - Deep Purple

For Episode 59, Songbyrd Radio digs deep into the Prince catalog! Three years after his death, people are still celebrating Prince and new Prince releases are coming out and we go Deep Purple!

Episode 58 - Easter Sunday: Gospel Music's Influence

For Episode 58, Songbyrd Radio explores the many influences that gospel music has had on soul, R&B, pop, hip hop & more! From Mahalia Jackson to Aretha to Erykah Badu and more, we take a spin through the evolution of soul music!

Episode 57 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Nas "Illmatic"

For Episode 57, Songbyrd Radio reprises its Classic Album Sundays session featuring Nas' classic "Illmatic" for it's 25th anniversary! We tell the story of the album and spin lead-up and legacy tracks!

Episode 56 - Record Store Day 2019 Preview

For Episode 56, Songbyrd Radio previews the 12th annual Record Store Day taking place on April 13, 2019! We discuss the origins of the Day and some of this year's most anticpated exclusvie releases that Songbyrd will be carrying!

Episode 55 - Spring '19 Show Preview

For Episode 55, Songbyrd Radio welcomes the Songbyrd Music House team for a Spring 2019 live show preview! We discuss and spin tracks from some of our most anticipated upcoming live shows!

Episode 54 - Classic Album Sundays: Flaming Lips

For Episode 54, Songbyrd Radio reprises its Classic Albums Sundays DC session featuring Flaming Lips 2002 classic "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots"! We discuss the album and spin tracks from it as well as tracks that influenced the album and that are relevant to its legacy!

Episode 53 - National Cannabis Fest Preview

For Episode 53, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Caroline Phillips, Founder of National Cannabis Festival to discuss and preview the upcoming NCF on 4/20! We discuss what it's all about and spin music from some of the artists who will be performing!

Episode 52 - All-Star Sunday: NBA x Hip Hop

For Episode 52, Songbyrd Radio is joined by a group of basketball and hip hop enthusiasts to do an All-Star Weekend pre-game show featuring the connections that bind NBA basketball and hip hop music!

Episode 51 - Mo' Money

For Episode 51, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Mohamad Azab, local tastemaker, bartender and music head to talk and spin some of our favorite hip hop music! Mo' Money, No Problem!

Episode 50 - Super Bowl Sunday w/ Som Records

For Episode 50, Songbyrd Radio is joined by Neal Becton of Som Records for a Super Bowl pre-game show, the vinyl records way! We spin our favorite cuts from the cities of Los Angeles and Boston before the big game!

Episode 49 - Carpark Records

For Episode 49, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Alec Moss, Production Manager from Carpark Records to discuss the DMV area label, the production/release process and spin some great tracks from their artist roster!

Episode 48 - Dante Pope After Five

For Episode 48, Songbyrd Radio welcomes back DC soul/jazz artist Dante Pope! We discuss his upcoming EP "After Five Music" as well as his upcoming shows and projects!

Episode 47 - The Return of Main Source

For Episode 47, Songbyrd Radio welcomes back legendary hip hop group Main Source! We chat with Large Professor and K-Cut from the group about their upcoming DC show & what's in store for 2019!

Episode 46 - Project HERA

For Episode 46, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Cathy DiToro and Brittny Mayo of Project HERA to discuss their platform for advancing female musicians in the DC music scene! Plus we play great music from local female DC artists!

Episode 45 - What Is The Scenario?!?

For Episode 45, Songbyrd Radio does a deep dive into the greatest Hip Hop posse track of all time, A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario"! From their classic Low End Theory album, we dissect the background, lyrics and careers of the artists that made this classic track!

Episode 44 - Best of 2018!

For Episode 44, Songbyrd Radio presents its Best Songs of 2018! From alt-rock to indie to hip hop to R&B, we present and celebrate some of our favorite songs of the year from local and national artists!

Episode 43 - One Hit Wonders

For Episode 43, Songbyrd Radio takes a spin through some of the best One Hit Wonders of all time! From Hip-Hop to Brit Rock to Detroit Grunge, we celebrate some of great songs from one-hit bands!

Episode 42 - DJ Trev-ski aka Trevor Keen

For Episode 42, Songbyrd Radio is joined by DC producer and DJ Trevor Keen aka Trev-ski! We talk to Trev-ski about his newest project "Upon Reflection" out on Atlantic Rhythms and let him rock a live mix in studio!

Episode 41 - Songbyrd Winter Show Preview

For Episode 41, Songbyrd Radio previews its Winter 2018-2019 show calendar! An eclectic mix of soul, R&B, indie and hip hop, Songbyrd features artists such as Hablot Brown, Ryler Walker, Armani White, Petal, Sneaks & more!

Episode 40 - The Beatles White Album

For Episode 40, Songbyrd Radio reprises its Classic Album Sundays deep dive into The Beatles 'White Album' for its 50th anniversary! Join us for a spin through classic Beatles with commetary along the way!

Episode 39 - Alison Crockett

For Episode 39, Songbyrd Radio welcomes lifelong soul/jazz artist Alison Crockett! Alison has worked with some of the greats in the soul, jazz and hip hop world and has new solo work inspired by Brazilian jazz and bossa!

Episode 38 - This or That w/ Jukumari Clinic

For Episode 38, Songbyrd Radio is joined by Eduardo Colmenares and Tico Nichole of Jukumari Clinic for the first in a series called "This or That" where we discuss rising indie artists and established stars and ponder if we'd rather listen to 'this or that'!

Episode 37 - Music Policy Forum Preview

For Episode 37, Songbyrd Radio presented a preview of the upcoming Music Policy Forum Summit taking place at Georgetown University! We're joined by co-founders Michael Bracy and Amy Terrill (of Music Canada) as well as panelists and organizers Chris Naoum (of Listen Local First DC) and Kwende Kefentse to discuss some of the music policy issues that will be the focus of the Summit and spin some great music!

Episode 36 - Frank McComb

For Episode 36, Songbyrd Radio is joined by veteran soul/jazz musician Frank McComb! Frank has played with music legends Prince, Chaka Khan, Frankie Beverley and Maze, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more! Frank talks about his life and career and performs in studio!

Episode 35 - Aretha Samples

For Episode 35, Songbyrd Radio revisits Aretha Franklin's catalog of soul hits to discover those tracks that were used as samples in classic hip hop songs! We spin Aretha hits and deep cuts and the songs that sampled them!

Episode 34 - Growroom Productions & Global Soul

For Episode 34, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Mylie Durham IV aka DJ Honest Lee to discuss his music projects, including his work with local label Growroom Productions! We spin music from Growroom's latest project from Igloo Two as well as inspirations from the world of global soul music!

Episode 33 1/3 - All Things Vinyl

For Episode 33 1/3, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe vinyl buyer Jonathan Druy and vinyl collector Alex Torres to talk vinyl records, collecting, buying and events!

Episode 32 - Adams Morgan Day Music Preview

For Episode 32, Songbyrd Radio previews the music lineup and overall activities for the upcoming 40th anniversary of Adams Morgan Day! We are joined by Michele Casto of DCPL to preview artists, including headliner Trouble Funk!

Episode 31 - Fall 2018 Show Preview

For Episode 31, Songbyrd Radio previews some of the great artists and shows coming up at Songbyrd Music House in Fall 2018!

Episode 30 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking"

For Episode 30, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal alt-rock album and providing commentary along the way!


Episode 29 - '93 Til Infinity

For Episode 29, we take a trip through the Golden Age of Hip Hop...  1993, specifically! Joe Lapan of Songbyrd and his guest Markus Videnieks talk about the music and the times and spin some their favorite '93 tracks!

Episode 28 - Chris Naoum

For Episode 28, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Chris Naoum, founder of Listen Local First DC and Funk Parade and all around #dcmusic champion! We talk the DC music scene, neighborhood festivals, music policy and of course spin some of the best DC music tracks!

Episode 27 - Flex Mathews

For Episode 27, Songbyrd is joined in studio by DC hip-hop artist and veteran Flex Mathews! Flex discusses his new project "Dreams & Vibrations" out on Redefinition Records and drops a freestyle verse live in studio!

Episode 26 - Cecily

For Episode 26, Songbyrd Radio welcomes rising DC music soul/R&B artist Cecily! Cecily discusses her latest project 'Songs of Love and Freedom' and her musical background and influences plus we share some of her music and other great soul music!

Episode 25 - Summer '18 ft. Marcus Dowling

For Episode 25, Songbyrd Radio is joined by writer/journalist Marcus Dowling to discuss the state of national/local music in 2018, spin some of our favorite tracks of the year and dig in on Marcus' work!

Episode 24 - Dynamite! w/ Alex Torres

For Episode 24, vinyl enthusiast Alex Torres takes over the Songbyrd Radio airwaves to play some of his favorite and most groovy Summer records!

Episode 23 - Father's Day w/ Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters

For Episode 23, Songbyrd Radio is again joined by vinyl collector and enthusiast Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters at The Line Hotel DC (and special guest, Enrique Torres, Alex's dad!) for a special Father's Day vinyl set!


Episode 22 - The Actual Heat w/ J Scienide and Kev Brown

For Episode 22, Songbyrd Radio hangs out with DC MC/Producers J Scienide and Kev Brown to talk about their upcoming vinyl release show for J's "The Actual Heat" album! Check out tracks from the album and the careers of two of DC's finest!

Episode 21 - Jose Lopez-Sanchez

For Episode 21, Songbyrd Radio welcomes DC music writer Jose Lopez-Sanchez! We discuss the DC music scene, up and coming bands and the Kanye-Drake hip hop beef situation!

Episode 20 - Dante Pope

For Episode 20, Songbyrd hosts rising DC soul/jazz artist Dante Pope! Dante discusses his musical influences and projects, his newest album set to release and performs live in the Full Service Radio studio!

Episode 19 - 2 Seater Radio Takeover

For Episode 19, Songbyrd Radio gets taken over by the 2 Seater Radio crew, who welcomes special DC music guests and spins some hot new tracks!

Episode 18 - Dedicated to Mom w/ Alex Torres

For Episode 18, it's all about the moms for Mother's Day! We're joined by Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters at The Line Hotel to spin an all vinyl set inspired by our mom's record collections and talk about our formative family music experiences!

Episode 17 - Songbyrd Staff Hour

For Episode 17, the Songbyrd Music House team comes together to talk about our work with booking, marketing and selling music in Adams Morgan and sharing some of our favorite tracks!

Episode 16 - Classic Album Sundays ft. The Wailers "Burnin'"

For Episode 16, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Bob Marley & The Wailers "Burnin'" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal reggae album!

Episode 15 - Classic Album Sundays & The Loft ft. Colleen 'DJ Cosmo' Murphy

For Episode 15, Songbyrd is joined by creator and founder of Classic Album Sundays Colleen "DJ Cosmo" Murphy and local DC dance music DJ and music professor Adrian Loving to discuss the philosophies and intent behind CAS and the famous NYC Loft Party!

Episode 14 - Ezko

For Episode 14, Songbyrd is joined by DMV hip hop artist Ezko in advance of his first headline show at Songbyrd! We talk to this Cameroon-born artist about his "emotional dirt rap" genre and life as an artist!

Episode 13 - DC Music Legends w/ Jeff Krulik

For Episode 13, Songbyrd is joined by foremost DC music historian and filmmaker Jeff Krulik to talk about Jeff's work around some of the tallest legends in DC and Adams Morgan music history, like Jimi Hendrix at the Ambassador Theatre in 1967 and Led Zeppelin's first DC area show in 1969!

Episode 12 - Music Festivals & DC w/ John Liipfert

For Episode 12, Songbyrd welcomed veteran event and music festival production professional John Liipfert to discuss the music festival scene in DC and spin tracks from our favorite upcoming festivals and festival artists coming through Songbyrd!

Episode 11 - J Scienide

For Episode 11, Songbyrd welcomed DC hip hop artist J Scienide! J Scienide opened up for legendary Main Source earlier in 2018 and played tracks from his album The Actual Heat and discussed his career and music!

Episode 10 - The R&B Club

For Episode 10, Songbyrd sits down with Marcus Dowling, Justin Tinsley and Ashley-Dior Thomas of The R&B Club to spin classic 1990's era R&B and discuss The Club's 'Diary of an R&B Classic' series recently launched at Songbyrd Music House!

Episode 09 - DC does Motown w/ Kevin Coombe of DC Soul Recordings

For Episode 9, Songbyrd is joined by Kevin Coombe of DC Soul Recordings and Federal Green Records to discuss and enjoy records that reprsent the deep connections between DC soul music and Motown Records in the 1960's and 1970's!

Episode 08 - FootsXColes

For Episode 8, Songbyrd welcomes DC artists FootsxColes into the studio! We discuss their new project "Sitting in Outer Space" and play some of the best tracks off the album!

Episode 07 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Alice Coltrane "Journey in Satchidananda"

For Episode 7, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Alice Coltrane "Journey in Satchidananda" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal jazz album!

Episode 06 - Super Bowl Sunday w/ Neal Becton of Som Records

For Episode 6, Songbyrd links up with Neal Becton of Som Records for a special Super Bowl Sunday pre-game show! We play classic tracks from Boston and Philadelphia and talk records, music and sports in preparation for the Big Game!

Episode 05 - Dreamcast

For Episode 5, Songbyrd hosts local DC musician, producer and DJ Dreamcast! Dreamcast tells us about his upcoming projects and shows with Gus Dapperton at Songbyrd and Jordan Rakei and we play great tracks!

Episode 04 - Classic Hip Hop w/ Maishah Hendrix

For Episode 4, Songbyrd hosts DC based Hip-hop publicist Maishah Hendrix, who has been involved in hip-hop from its beginnings, working with the likes of MC Lyte, Audio 2 and Main Source! We talk Golden Age hip-hop and spin classic tracks!

Episode 03 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Steely Dan "Aja"

For Episode 3, Songbyrd reprises it's monthly Classic Album Sundays event featuring the January classic album Steely Dan's "Aja"! We spin classic tracks from the album and tracks sampling the album while dropping tons of knowledge!

Episode 02 - An Intro to Songbyrd

For Episode 2, Songbyrd co-owners Joe Lapan and Alisha Edmonson (aka DJ Heed Alisha) spin some of their favorite tracks that help tell the story of Songbyrd Music House while sharing their purpose and back story!

Episode 01 - Interview with Large Professor & Main Source

Songbyrd Radio launches with an interview of Hip Hop legends Large Professor, Neek the Exotic and Joe Fatal of Main Source in advance of their show at Songbyrd Music House!