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all photos: Shauna Alexander

Last night, at the POV lounge of W Hotel, in a perfect storm of “BYT APPROVED” activities, U.S Royalty played a free show to celebrate the vinyl release of their BLUE SUNSHINE record, and DC Brau released a limited edition new specialty brew, aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, exclusive to the W DC.

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Needless to say, a lot of people showed up (A LOT).

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Beforehand, the W hosted a smaller, more intimate “IN BED WITH” interview and acoustic performance by the band (VIDEO FORTHCOMING, courtesy of Worn Creative), where John, Paul, Jake and Luke chatted with BYT’s own Svetlana about such important topics like: what record changed your life (shout outs to Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac!), what makes a DC band decide to STAY a DC band, pre-show rituals (Where are YOU Jake?) and of course, perfect bedhead tips (it all comes down to Dry Shampoo and/or Morroccan oil apparently).

While we await for the video-LOOK AT THESE:

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snaps from the pre-party/in-bed-with/acousticness

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BONUS: in the mood for more, awesome W Music programming (for free)? This is happening on Sunday:

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