Author Archive for Joe Colly

Listen: Fat Trel’s “Where We Go”

While most of the online music community seemed to be freaking out over Frank Ocean last night, a new track from D.C. comer Fat Trel also came to light. "Where We Go," first described as a leak and then a single by Trel on Twitter, appears to be from his upcoming album Respekt, which is [...]

We Up at Stadium: 7 Rap Tracks About D.C.’s Glitziest Strip Club

All strip clubs are not created equal, and in D.C. one pole reigns supreme: Stadium Club. The news that the upscale Queens Chapel Road NE strip joint will become the backdrop of a new reality TV series isn't so surprising, at least to anyone who's been following along. Fine cigars, ridiculous liquor markups, a shit-ton of [...]

Five Thoughts on Fiona Apple’s Fiery Performance at Sixth & I

Touring in support of her first new album in six years, quasi-recluse Fiona Apple visited the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue last night. The show came on the heels of rave reviews for her recent gigs at South by Southwest and New York City. There were claims that she's "in a zone" and had come [...]

Listen: Fat Trel’s “Intro (By the Way)”

Likely-to-blow D.C. rapper and current Washington City Paper cover star Fat Trel has offered up the opening track from his anticipated new album, Nightmare on E Street. "Intro (By the Way)" is our first official taste from of record, which will finally be released next Monday. There are some pretty big hopes attached to this [...]

Listen: Protect-U’s “Slow Ultra”

Local electronic duo Protect-U has found an international home for their spacey brand of leftfield house via the U.K. imprint Vibrations Records. The band, which includes the Future Times label's Mike Petillo and former Washington City Paper contributor Aaron Leitko, will release a new four-song EP on the imprint in April.
The EP consists of "four new tracks, some [...]