Author Archive for Matt Cohen

Georgetown’s Exorcist Steps Will Be Commemorated By The City

The city will officially recognize the legendary steps as an official city landmark on Oct. 30.

Arts Roundup: TrapHouse Jazz Edition

Plus local punk quartet Hemlines discuss the importance of feminism in the scene.

The Fugazi Reunion Will Be Driven By Scion

More than 1,000 people have RSVP'd to an obviously fake Fugazi gig.

Arts Roundup: RIP Paul Reed Edition

Plus: In honor of "Banned Books Week," the DCPL put together a playlist of "provocative" D.C. music.

Yes, the Kendrick Lamar-NSO Kennedy Center Show Is Now Sold Out (UPDATE)

A "limited" number of tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, and tickets are already being resold on Craigslist for hundreds of dollars.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant”

The former City Paper staffer is among the 24 people awarded this year's "genius grants."

Listen: The Cornel West Theory, Coming From The Bottom

Experimental hip-hop group The Cornel West Theory put out their first new album in four years.

Arts Roundup: NSO, Don’t Kill My Vibe Edition

Plus: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington to retire three months early.

The Sleigher: Chris Farren, “Emo Revival Christmas 2014”

The “Bono of Fake Problems" releases a cheery, Christmas-y, instrumental emo ditty with a sarcastic title. WTF?

The Sleigher: Masked Intruder’s “Under the Mistletoe”

HO HO WHO: The four members of Madison, Wisc., pop-punk band Masked Intruder wear intimidating multicolored ski masks supposedly to hide their identities, but I suspect they don disguises to conceal an inconvenient truth: This is not a punk band at all! These dudes are a bunch of softies. That much is revealed in Masked [...]