Friday, March 7, 2008

Set Times

Here are the set times for DC Does TX:

12:10 - 12:45 - Georgie James
1:05 - 1:40 - Le Loup
2:00 - 2:35 - These United States
2:55 - 3:30 - Pash
3:50 - 4:25 - Middle Distance Runner
4:45 - 5:20 - Jukebox
5:40 - 6:15 - Exit Clov
6:35 - 7:10 - Samantha Murphy

See you at Cream Vintage (Guadalupe Location) on March 13th!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - These United States

With a band name like These United States, you know you are in for some jangly, country-twinged, pure blooded, down home music. Whether you've seen TUS as a solo performance by primary songwriter, Jesse Elliott, or with the full band, you know they are the real deal. The band's debut album, "A Picture of the Three of Us at the Garden of Eden," is out today!
Check out their Dayrotter sessions here:
Here's a live performance at the Black Cat.

Monday, March 3, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Samantha Murphy

Samantha Murphy is a singer/songwriter who also has her own podcast, SMtv, which has been running for three years. Now with her website,, Samantha is building a legal file-sharing network of all of the artists she's featured over the past three years. Samantha's new single, Days Like This, and music video is pre-loaded into RCA's entire new line of MP3 players and will be available May 1st.
Check out her Digital Freedom video:

Friday, February 29, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Pash

In the vein of bands like Velocity Girl, Rainer Maria, and Pretty Girls Make Graves, Pash combines driving melody with lush, soaring vocals. The group recently re-pressed their Exotic Fever Records' release, "The Best Gun." The band will be embarking on a national tour after SXSW.
Watch a live performance here:

DC Does TX Spotlight - Middle Distance Runner

Middle Distance Runner hails from Washington, D.C. and seamlessly blends the disparate influences of its five members. While generally based in indie pop, their sound has elements of heavy rock and shoe-gazing layered beneath the accessible surface. The band is currently writing and recording their new album.
Listen to them here:

And watch their video for Digital Freedom here:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Le Loup

By now, many of you may have heard of Le Loup’s legendary beginnings. Sam Simkoff slaved away in his basement for months, creating blips and beeps, which manifested into “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly.” Sam found a band on Craigslist, the record caught the attention of Sub Pop subsidiary, Hardly Art, and the rest is history. Before they play our stage at SXSW, the band is touring all over Europe.

Monday, February 25, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost’s long awaited full length album, “Let Live and Let Ghosts,” will finally be released nationally on April 22nd by the Rebel Group/This Side Up. The band has been relentlessly touring the Eastern part of the nation for the past year and continues to do so for most of 2008. The band recently stopped by the studios to record a Lounge Act, which you can see below! presents Jukebox the Ghost from Soft City Lights on Vimeo.

Friday, February 22, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Georgie James

Georgie James just got back from supporting their debut album, "Places," in Europe. One of the few non-Omaha band's signed to Saddle Creek Records, Georgie James's infectious pop sound is quickly spreading across the globe. Georgie James will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 27.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

DC Does TX Spotlight - Exit Clov

Exit Clov, whose name is a tribute to Samuel Beckett's "Endgame,"prove that you can be political and fun at the same time. The group is working on their full length record and just completed their music video for the fan favorite, "MK Ultra," which you can watch right here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

DC DOES TX Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Freedom Campaign proudly presents DC DOES TX, at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2008 in Austin, Texas. DC DOES TX will feature 8 up-and-coming bands from the Washington, DC area at Austin's Cream Vintage (Guadalupe Location) on March 13, 2008 from 12pm-7pm.
As we countdown to SXSW, the DC DOES TX site:, will feature the bands as well as a raffle for free electronic gadgets facilitating listening and viewing enjoyment - whenever, wherever, and however you want, so come back often to the DC DOES TX site. The Digital Freedom Campaign DC DOES TX party will be rocking along with the following lineup of surging talent:
Exit Clov
Georgie James
Jukebox the Ghost
Le Loup
Middle Distance Runner
Samantha Murphy
These United States
Each band to be featured at DC DOES TX has a unique story about how digital technology is vital to reaching new audiences and to furthering their music careers. The Digital Freedom Campaign works to maximize these opportunities while ensuring that consumers, innovators and content creators are treated fairly. You can learn more about the Digital Freedom Campaign, of which each DC DOES TX band is a member, at to learn more about protecting your digital rights as a consumer, artist, creator, and innovator!

To sign up for the DC DOES TX party (March 13, 2008) and to be included in our giveaway raffle, please RSVP to Must be present to win. For more information, check out our website at, or email us at or

About Digital Freedom: Digital technology enables literally anyone and everyone to be a creator, an innovator or an artist – to produce music, to create cutting-edge videos and photos, and to share their creative work. Digital technology empowers individuals to enjoy these new works when, where, and how they want, and to participate in the artistic process. These are basic freedoms that must be protected and nurtured. The Digital Freedom campaign is dedicated to defending the rights of students, artists, innovators, and consumers to create and make lawful use of new technologies free of unreasonable government restrictions and without fear of costly and abusive lawsuits.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Look for more info 02/15/2008!