D.C. Is A Rockin’ City

…And if you don’t know that by now, you live under a rock.  The Latin Rock scene in the District of Columbia is an active and varied melting pot of sounds and cultures where there is something for everyone, you just have to know where to look.  Knowing where to look can be at times difficult, but thankfully, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest are rapidly changing things.



Sources like Kesta Happening frequently features local talent and provides information on where to find the new hot spots on both their printed magazine edition as well as on their website.  Another great resource is the website and Facebook group Apuesta Por El Rock.  Apuesta, is the largest network for local bands to gain exposure in the DMV because their collective audience spans all three states of Virginia, Maryland and D.C.  Apuesta is continually working and networking with fans and musicians to create and host events that feature local talent but also bring in nationally recognized bands. But Kesta and Apuesta aren’t your only resources, you can also check out the AMA Project (which stands for Active Musicians Association).  AMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of independent music in the DMV and beyond.  AMA collaborates with fellow organizations or groups (like Apuesta) in promoting the talent we have right here in our backyard.  Other great sources include ReggaeSka Y Mas, Metro Rock DC , Fiesta DC Magazine. NativoRock.com and Rockass Pro.


If you are looking where to go this weekend, try any of these resources. You will surely find something to fit your musical appetite.  But then again, the proof is in the pudding, right? OK then.  Here is what’s on task this weekend:


Friday, January 18:


Escape the winter blues and get your irie vibes on with BADFISH:  A Tribute to Sublime  at The State Theater.  The State is one of my favorite venues in Virginia, if you haven’t been to a show there, you don’t know what you are missing!  There’s a reason why Arlington Magazine called it one of the “best of Arlington”.


Saturday, January 19:



GreenLine Initiatives and AmericanPupusa present a great opportunity to hear cool music, enjoy drink specials, and raise funds for the UC Merced Alumni Association of Washington DC and the YMCA DC Youth and Government program!

January 19th, 2013 – 7-11pm
$7 cover for happy hour specials until 10pm
$5 cover if you wear patriotic gear!!
$3 PBR’s!!
*most patriotic guest wins a $25 bar tab!!

Check Apuesta Por El Rock’s rocking it out!!! –

Listen to dj. ill.selecta’s bumpy mixes!! –

About GreenLine Initiatives: http://www.facebook.com/GreenLineInitiatives?ref=hl
More info, here.



ALSO THIS Saturday night:


14st Rock, la explosion de MUSICA y ARTE Urbano. FIESTA TOTAL con el Rock local, y los Beats ultraContagiantes de DJ ROCKACTIVO. Cumbia, Ska, Punk, Fusion, Rock en Español, todo un Blast en ViVo. Live Music by DC’s Rockeros: Love Peace and Tree, ZakkE y VersuS, Vive una experiencia unica de Arte urbano con los artistas exclusivos de La Catrina Colective y una Fiesta hasta las 3 de la Mañana!!!! Todo esto y mas en ALEROS en Washington DC.

More details here.


Know of any other good sources for information
on events and nightlife in the DMV?

Post your links below and spread the knowledge!


One thought on “D.C. Is A Rockin’ City

  1. Pingback: Double Shot of Latin Rock: Anexo Social & Apuesta Por El Rock Alumbra Nights « theincognitolatina

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