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Kathryn DeFrank
Kathryn DeFrank
Kathryn DeFrank is a traveling filmmaker and photographer based in Richmond Virginia who focuses in coverage of music culture and its influence and importance on the East Coast. Find her work at kathryndefrank.com.


Lucy Dacus plays a hometown show in Richmond alongside Molly Sarlé and Big Thief

Richmond Native Lucy Dacus performed a hometown set at venue favorite, The National, on September 8th, 2017. Dacus is kicking off her fall tour with help from Molly Sarlé and Big Thief – check out the tour dates below. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Charlottesville’s LOCKN’ Music Festival brings fans together for shows from The Avett Brothers, Phil Lesh, Margo Price, Jim James and more

If you’ve been following music for a while now you know first hand just how tied up music culture and current political events can become. This years LOCKN’ Music Festival had enormous political pressure place upon it due to the fact that the festival grounds are just 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, and that an enormous majority of attendees are at least somewhat local. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Woods perform alongside The Yawns and Wooden Wand in Richmond, VA

On July 12th Richmond favorites, Woods, performed a show at Strange Matter along with touring opener, The Yawns, and Richmond locals’ Wooden Wand. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand prepare for a summer of festivals with a high-energy show in Virginia

On a Thursday night in Charlottesville, Virginia, Glasgow rockers ‘Franz Ferdinand’ along with their southern openers ‘Omni’ took the stage at the Jefferson Theater. Openers Omni hailing from Atlanta performed their last set on the tour dazzling the audience with their entrancing vibe worthy sounds. Continue Reading

2 years ago

PHOTOS: On tour and behind the scenes with Peter $un in New York City

To tour you only need a few things. First, you’re going to need new music. Second, you’re going to need to love it. And once you have those things, then, then you can do the tour work. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Broccoli City 2017: The DMV takes on the festival atmosphere with Solange, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage

The same weekend as Rolling Loud took place in Miami, Washington D.C. and the surrounding DMV area held a festival of their own. Broccoli City Festival 2017 was the fifth take at throwing a day long musical event by the DMV, for the DMV, and despite the rain and the cold the DMV came out to support. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Nashville pop-rockers COIN prepare for a summer of festivals with energetic show in Richmond

Nashville pop-rockers, COIN, took the stage in Richmond, VA on May 8th to perform a lively set to a crowd ready to dance.  This was a part of their tour for the new album How Will You Know if You Never Try, which will continue through and around this summer’s festival season, plenty of time to go check out a set for yourself! Continue Reading

2 years ago

Jazz Cartier, J.I.D. and Levi Carter bring unique flow and a lots of Patron to Washington DC

Toronto based rapper Jazz Cartier stopped by Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall as part of his ‘Secret Garden Tour’ with openers J.I.D. and Levi Carter. Continue Reading

2 years ago

SABA’s Bucket List Tour comes to the Songbyrd House in DC, with opener Sylvan LaCue

March 24th at Songbyrd House SABA performed to a sold out crowd of smiling faces as part of his Bucket List Tour with Miami opener Sylvan LaCue. Continue Reading

3 years ago

Frozen Harbor Music Festival showcases the best of Baltimore hip hop and reggae, including Icon Tha God, Eze Jackson and Chase Ultra

Frozen Harbor Music Festival took over the bars and venues of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this weekend for a two-day celebration of hip hop and reggae. Baltimore has a great culture which means that more and more people are moving here every year. If you’ve just moved here, make sure you contact Air Pro Air Conditioning in Fayetteville so that they can get your house up and running in time for you to enjoy the festivities.

Day one of the festival, Friday, was mostly a showcase for the reggae crowd, with Baltimore Soundstage drawing some of Maryland’s most popular homegrown acts including Stacked Like Pancakes, who arrived fresh off their last tour ready to play for their roots in the MD scene.

Saturday marked the festival’s tonal shift. While Maryland is home to some killer modern day Reggae, the city of Baltimore alone has one of the most diverse and hardworking rap scenes on the East Coast. Frozen Harbor’s list of rap headliners proved this, booking both established artists like Dru Hill and ONYX as well as up-and coming pioneers in Baltimore’s Hip-Hop scene. Saturday’s sets began with a showcase-like energy, with young kids and fresh-faces throwing their hats into the festival rings, slowly building to performances by collectives and eventually the headliners’ shows.

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3 years ago
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