Author Archive for Cole Goins

Last Hurrah: The End of 611 Florida Avenue

As Aaron Leitko noted in his post back in July, the days of amazing house shows at 611 Florida Avenue are drawing to a close. After five years of hosting a wild blend of subterranean sounds and adventurous local artists within a makeshift rowhouse venue, the good folks at 611 will hold their final event [...]

Hip-Hop Homecoming: Clipse and Wale Tickets On Sale

Tickets go on sale today for the University of Maryland's Second Annual Fall Semester Sound-Off, featuring hip-hop heroes of the DMV, Clipse and Wale. The show is scheduled for September 25th at the Grand Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, with openers Consequence and Southeast Slim kicking things off at 7:30pm. I'm not [...]

Out There: John Wiese and Bulbs Tonight @ Velvet Lounge

"Prolific" is almost an understatement when speaking of Los Angeles-based John Wiese's absurd body of work in the realm of confrontational electronics and subterranean weirdness. Check his page on Discogs, or browse his bio on Wikipedia for a look at his impressive resume, which boasts ongoing mayhem through Sissy Spacek and LHD among collaborations with [...]

Sunday: Sonic Circuits Benefit

Experimental music enthusiasts in the DMV have cause to rally once again, as the eighth annual Sonic Circuits Festival will descend on the District for a whole week starting September 28th. Organized by the DC chapter of the American Composers Forum, the Festival highlights a smorgasbord of artists, musicians, and sound technicians from the D.C. [...]

Decisions, Decisions … Wednesday Concert Wars

Tonight's choice is a tough one for mid-week music seekers in D.C. On the one hand, you've got Ethiopian sax legend Getatchew Mekuria teaming up with Dutch punk rockers the Ex for a rare treat at the Black Cat. And on the other: Vivian Girls and the Crystal Stilts at DC9. Since we've already highlighted [...]