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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Featured Artist: Black Taxi

Featured Artist: Black Taxi

This week our featured artist is rock band, Black Taxi from Brooklyn. With the recent release of their second full-length album We Don’t Know Any Better, the band is keeping busy with their current tour, hitting up venues from the East Coast, to the South, and over to the Midwest. We spoke to Jason Holmes [...]

February 28, 2012 Merrijoy Featured Artists, News 0

Ra Ra Rasputin at Red Palace

Ra Ra Rasputin at Red Palace

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of checking out a lineup of fantastic bands at Red Palace on H Street: local band heroes Ra Ra Rasputin, Brooklyn’s Chappo, and more local natives, Dance for the Dying. I hadn’t seen Ra Ra Rasputin live before but I called a giant Red Palace dance party and that’s [...]

February 27, 2012 Merrijoy DC Live, events, News, Reviews 0

Mission South Blue Light Session

Mission South Blue Light Session

Our buddies Mission South passed through the Pick-Up studios recently for a fog filled evening of fun. We tracked “Patagonia” off of their latest EP “Migration” and we had an absolute blast working with these guys. Check out the video below and feel free to pass it along to your homies. [...]

February 22, 2012 Matt Blue Light Sessions, News 0

The Next Big Thing at RNR Hotel

The Next Big Thing at RNR Hotel

It’s no secret that Pick-Up Productions is keen on keeping up with local talent in and around the Washington DC area, so what better way to get a load of them all in one venue? Cue: The Next Big Thing at Rock and Roll Hotel. I’ve finally had the opportunity to check it out this [...]

February 20, 2012 Merrijoy Blog, DC Live, events, News, Reviews 0

A DC9 Valentine’s Day with Slow Club

A DC9 Valentine’s Day with Slow Club

I spent Valentine’s Day at DC9 with a great line-up of bands: Slow Club from the UK, Air Waves from New York, and one of Pick-Up’s favorite local bands, The Young Rapids. This was Slow Club’s first time visiting DC and we were the first stop on their “Mega World Tour.” Though Rebecca Taylor was [...]

February 17, 2012 Merrijoy DC Live, events, News, Reviews 0

Nat Osborn Band at Bayou

Nat Osborn Band at Bayou

Last Saturday Night, we had the pleasure of checking out Nat Osborn Band, who was opening up for Turkuaz at Bayou. The seven-piece jazz-pop band from New York captured the audience right from the get-go with their commanding horn-section, rhythmic beats, and soulful vocals behind the keys. There was a tremendous amount of funk to [...]

February 13, 2012 Merrijoy DC Live, events, News 0

Featured Artist: Taylor Carson

Featured Artist: Taylor Carson

This week we feature one of our favorite acoustic-rock artists, Taylor Carson. Having just celebrated a big birthday, Taylor is also busy with his latest venture, the All Hands On Deck Tour, which is visiting many East Coast venues for free!  We had the chance to catch up with Taylor and he tells us about the [...]

February 13, 2012 Merrijoy Featured Artists, News 0

The Kills at the 9:30 Club!

The Kills at the 9:30 Club!

Last Thursday, The Kills played a sold out show at the 9:30 Club and it oozed of so much Rock ‘N’ Roll. They were joined by Hunters, a rock band from Brooklyn, and Nashville brothers, JEFF the Brotherhood. While the two openers were fun and rockin’, it was the moment that Jamie Hince (Hotel) and [...]

February 6, 2012 Merrijoy News, Reviews 0

Astra Via @ RnR Hotel

Astra Via @ RnR Hotel

Great show last night by our pals Astra Via! They headlined the Rock & Roll Hotel and played with Little Anchor and The Courtesans and all of the bands sounded quite good. Below are some quick shots we got of Astra Via’s set. If you haven’t also checked out the Blue Light Session we released [...]

February 5, 2012 Matt News 0

Featured Artist: Boots Factor

Featured Artist: Boots Factor

Known as drummer for Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Brian “Boots” Factor has been focusing on his solo project, making him our Featured Artist of the week. After releasing his first full-length album in 2010, Boots Factor is ready and looking forward to continuing his solo efforts. We spoke to the multi-talented musician to ask [...]

February 1, 2012 Merrijoy Featured Artists, News 0

Blue Light Session – Astra Via

Blue Light Session – Astra Via

We are super excited to release the first video of our new series, Blue Light Sessions. Our good friends Astra Via performed their track “Push/Pull” for us in our studio last month for the premiere of our series and it feels like we are off to a great start. Check out the video below and [...]

February 1, 2012 Matt Blue Light Sessions, News 0