WAMU 88.5 Contributors

Ally Schweitzer

Reporter, editor and web producer

Schweitzer edits WAMU 88.5's music website, Bandwidth, and works as a web producer and reporter for the station. Prior to WAMU, she worked at Washington City Paper and the Washington Post.


Articles Written by Ally Schweitzer

D.C. musician Mary Timony already has a sterling rock ‘n’ roll résumé — with her bands Ex Hex, Wild Flag and Helium, the guitar virtuoso has played festivals and roomy clubs all over the world....
Songs featured July 28, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Brian Settles – Understanding Baby Bry Bry – Slumzzz Sri Rama – The Dragon From Naples Mathrat – Gravity Waves Jan Knuts...
Songs featured July 27, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Drop Electric – We Will Be Humans, Finally Cigarbox Planetarium – Gothic Meth Lab Party Anchor 3 – Left Fielder John Battema –...
Songs featured July 26, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Redline Graffiti – Junior June Sunwolf – Let It Out (Instrumental) Astronaut Jones – Outta Time Chime FAR EXP – Write to Brag...
Songs featured July 23, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Elijah Jamal Balbed – Butch Warren Sneaks – X.T.Y Astronaut Jones – Farther FAR EXP – Get On Your Grind Golden Looks ...
Songs featured July 25, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Bossalingo – Les Feuilles Mortes Drop Electric – Higgs Boson Hailu Mergia and the Walias – Eti Gual Blenai East Ghost – Tobacc...
Songs featured July 24, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Redline Graffiti – Beauty Mark 1 Elijah Jamal Balbed – What Matters Most Griefloss – Void Lands – Down By the Riverside ...
This post has been updated. Except for a few rarities, it’s not hard to find music from Dischord Records. The seminal D.C. punk-rock label co-founded by Ian MacKaye keeps its titles in pr...
Songs featured July 21, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Nick Hakim – The Light Luxas – Arbo-domo en la Nuboj (Tree-house In the Clouds) Big Hoax – Guerrero Fat Kneel – Hoarse Siren...
Songs featured July 20, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Jonathan Parker – Colin’s Song Troy and Paula Haag – Maybe It Was Me Lands – Polyonymous We Were Pirates – Transmorgifie...
Songs featured July 22, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Astronaut Jones – Half Asleep In Frog Pajamas Jonathan Parker – Jacqui Three Man Soul Machine – Rastaman Chant Redline Graffiti R...
Songs featured July 19, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Fort Knox Five – Cinco to the Brinco (Instrumental) Troy and Paula Haag – Virginia Drop Electric – Bankrolled Homini...
Songs featured July 18, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Iritis – Monster Justin Jones – You Saved Me Protect-U – Down the Tubes Fugazi – Recap Modotti Mark Meadows – Onc...
Songs featured July 17, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Buildings – Water In Water Drop Electric – Church of Glass ZOMES – Equinox Girls Love Distortion – Psychic Raygun Jonat...
Songs featured July 16, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Chopteeth – Weigh Your Blessings Koshari – Into Shreds Sligo Creek Stompers – Cuckoo’s Nest Brian Whitmer – Kelly’...
Songs featured July 15, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Patuxent Partners – Washington County ZOMES – Ruminants Supper Club – Chambray Fort Knox Five – Swinging On a Rhyme (Instrume...
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The creative industry is a significant player in D.C.’s economy, making up 5 percent of businesses in D.C., according to a study by Americans for the Arts. That’s higher than the national average. But over the last two years, city officials and lea...
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Songs featured July 13, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. ...
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Terence Nicholson says that when people think “D.C. rock,” they probably think of punk from the ’80s and ’90s — Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi. His band Thaylobleu doesn’t have that deep background. “We aren’t a band that can say that we’ve been playing since the ’80s,” Nicholson says. “We’re not hardcore punk — we never said that.”&nb...
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For decades, the Kennedy Center has attracted criticism for being cut off from the rest of downtown D.C. But the arts facility plans to open itself up to more foot traffic with a new pedestrian bridge. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission have approved plans for a footbridge that will connect the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River. T...