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Chris Richards has been The Washington Post's pop music critic since 2009. Before joining The Post, he freelanced for various music publications.
This year has been big for women in rap. But progress still feels slow.
The Virginia-based DJ and producer performs at this weekend’s DC24 festival
Country radio is still dominated by men. This supergroup formed to change that.
The former Stooges frontman invented punk and survived. He’s still alive and listening.
Testing the adaptability of her voice, the D.C.-raised singer sounds better than ever.
The Nigerian pop phenom’s voice is light enough to float but heavy enough to keep him grounded.
At Comet Ping Pong, the D.C. duo made a turbulent sound that surged with optimism.
The District punk trio celebrate a new album with a show at DC9.
Nostalgia is killing our imagination, musically and politically.
Contemplating the rapper’s latest tweets about space, time, money and existence.