Capital Rock & Roll


Please excuse the embryonic state of this effort to document the D.C. rock and roll scene. Currently, the Facebook page is kept much more up to date, as is the Instagram page if you dig squares.


June 20th (Wednesday)

A roXplosion Presents: Hard Rock™

Hard rock for soft hearts. DC's own Caustic Casanova and Technicians line up with Minnesota's Maeth for a night that goes beyond 11. All this and more at Smith Public Trust! More details on the Facebook event page.

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July 5th (Thursday)

Independence roXplosion!

Take the fifth... at Union Stage!
A special show for those who's musical palates lean toward the harder edge. The musical menu begins with Brickwall Monty, a band who's stated goal is to kill rock & roll. Poorly (it gets a bit messy). Appetite whetted, Maulrat takes the stage. Borne of metal and punk, forged in goth and hardcore, Maulrat will sate the appetite of rock and roll demons. Oh, but our layer cake is only just iced. Mary-eL digs in even further: an explosive stage presence with a raw vibe and a siren's voice... with a little funk and a little punk. For the marrow of the meal, Thaylobleu will be served. Classic rock sound with a punk aroma, in the style of traditional DC hardcore.

The doors open at 7pm, the music starts at 8. Get there early and enjoy some of their pizza! More details on the Facebook event page. Save money and get tickets now! ($10 in advance, $15 day of show)

July 19th (Thursday)

A roXplosion Presents: Particles of Rock

Free show! Slash Run!
New England's When Particles Collide join DC's Elizabeth II and the Meer! Burgers! Beer! Beaucoup de rock (that's French, and it means "really cool music and, like, stuff"). More details:
Facebook event page.

...home brew from a wooden cup

A photographic chronicle of the D.C. rock and roll scene... with a bit of flare and a little flair and pixels to spare like we just don't care.

Coming soon:


Please explore more of the roXplosion™ on the FaceBook and the Instagram. All the posts have the venues and the performers tagged... search for your favorites!

Still in the works: Twitter, Pinetrest, Flickr, Google+, Bebo, CafeMom, MySpace, Friendster, Foursquare, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Meetup, Tumblr, and of course... Tinder.

Important: roXplosion™ is not available for hire as a videographer, computer geek, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker. Seriously— no candles. No Windows 10. No weddings. No kidding.
For concert photography, however, roXplosion is available for hire. Big stages, small stages, indoors, outdoors, dive bars, posh venues, and promo shots. To contact roXplosion, please use Facebook or good 'ol email. Please do not send private messages on Instagram or Twitter (or Tinder), these are rarely checked.