Local Music Organizations
Fair Trade Music DC - www.fairtrademusicdc.org - Fair Trade Music is a grassroots community organizing initiative with the goal of developing local, community standards for equitable relationships in live musical performance. Dave Mallen is on the steering commitee for the DC chapter. Fill out the survey at the link above and contact Dave with any questions.
Metro Music Source - www.metromusicsource.org - Co-founded by Dave Mallen in 2009, the Metro Music Source is the Washington DC area's longest running networking event series for musicians and music industry professionals. MMS' mission is to foster a supportive environment for local talent, facilitate connections and synergies within our music community, and help to raise the profile of the DC area music scene on a national level.
Music Repair Shops
Action Guitar - www.actionguitar.com - Great guitar shop in Falls Church, VA that does extremely professional repair work and has an enticing array of new and used guitars and amps. Hands down, the best place to find quality vintage guitars.
Metro Guitar Service - www.metroguitar.com - Small, convenient repair shop in Crystal City, VA owned by Greg Kurczewski. They've serviced many of our guitars and clients' guitars as well.
Music Technology - www.musictechnology.com - The only game in town for pro audio repair, including tube amps, keyboards, pedal steel guitars, you name it. Located in Springfield, VA.
Rehearsal Spaces/Other Venues
Barco Rebar - www.barcorebar.com - This Falls Church, VA rehearsal space offers dedicated rehearsal schedules and hourly rentals with a fully equipped drum room and high quality gear. Tell Richard that Dave sent you!
4410 (Contemporary Music Center) - www.contemporarymusiccenter.com/events - This unique music school in Haymarket, VA offers a live performance space called 4410 that hosts showcases, open mic nights, clinics, master classes, and songwriting classes. A great place to practice your live performance in a great room with state-of-the-art gear, 4410 is a wonderful place for musicians to perform, listen, learn and make music together.