Archive for October, 2012

Rosslyn Gets Unspontaneously Yarn-Bombed

When most people think of radical street art, they think of graffiti. In Rosslyn, it looks more like yarn.
Last week, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) announced it was partnering with Artisphere, Arlington Public Libraries, and Arlington Public Art in a wholly unspontaneous yarn-bombing of Rosslyn's streets and buildings. The kickoff began tepidly with a [...]

Listen: Halloween Crust-Metal Jams From Ilsa’s Forthcoming Intoxicantations

Earlier today, NPR premiered "Fluid Bound," a new song from local crust-metal quintet Ilsa. The track is from the band's forthcoming full-length, Intoxicantations, a title NPR's Lars Gotrich says is "a little hokey, like a B-movie with a lot of blood and bare-chested women, but still a line every metalhead or pulp comic-book writer will wish [...]

Dirt Farm: Bride of Frankenstorm

ToDo ToDay: Spooky! Scary!

Hurricane Sandy spared Halloween and even left a few activities for those who aren’t content waiting for trick-or-treaters all night. Embrace the twisted and the bizarre at Alliance Française’s Halloween celebration honoring la fée verte, or the Green Fairy. The party, held at Adams Morgan’s Napoleon Bistro, plans to dish out mind-warping magic tricks, caricature [...]

Arts Roundup: Georgia On My Mind Edition

City Paper contributor Lindsay Zoladz has a new column on Pitchfork called "Ordinary Machines," about the meeting points of music, identity, and technology. [Pitchfork]
Synetic Theater plans a trip to (the country of) Georgia, the birthplace of its two founders. [Post]
Talking with D.C. artist Carolina Mayorga about her work, which toys with social norms, stereotypes, and [...]

ToDo ToDay: Survivalists!

If the city of Cincinnati has a specific sound, then that’s what you’ll hear tonight at the Black Cat. (Despite Sandy, the venue is open today.) Don’t expect the oompah of German polka bands or the toot of steamboat foghorns, just the so-called “Midwestern drone” of Wussy and Heartless Bastards. Both bands formed in the [...]

Sandy Runoff: Tuesday Openings and Closings

Some arts organizations are offering discounted admission today; others remained closed. Keep checking this post for updates.
Theater J is offering $20 tickets to Our Class tonight with the secret word "Sandy."
Comet Ping Pong is hosting a last-minute horror movie at 8 p.m.
Tonight's Heartless Bastards show at Black Cat is still on!
Arena Stage opens at noon; [...]

Arts Roundup: High-Heel Edition

Horse mask guy: the making of a meme. [Post]
The Post makes its own hurricane playlist. (Here's ours.) [Post]
What superstorm? Michael Kaiser is talkin' earned income ratios! [Huffington Post D.C.]
High Heel Race postponed till Thursday [DCist]
Also: Reel Affirmations Film Festival begins Thursday [Borderstan]

Ten Million Rainy Days: City Paper’s Hurricane Sandy Spotify Playlist

You're home, you're wearing sweatpants, and you need some rainy-day tunes. Well, here you go.
Hopefully, it covers all your hurricane bases: Some levity, some pathos, a hefty supply of local. And, in the case of that Bryan Ferry song, some sexy. Did I miss anything essential? Let me know in the comments. Thanks to the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Not Much

Stay inside, D.C. Almost everything arts-related is canceled today and some things are canceled tomorrow as well.
Check out Arts Desk's convenient lists of hurricane-related cancellations and stay tuned for more updates throughout the day.