Arts Roundup: Peace Love Death Metal Edition
Electric Funeral? On TBD, Catherine Lewis wonders what Jaxx's new ownership—promotions group Outerloop Management—will mean for fans of the Springfield club. Outlerloop specializes in metalcore and other hybrid genres with younger audiences, while one of Jaxx founder Jay Nedry's specialties is hair metal. Nedry says he'll still be booking a few shows a month.
Cellphones Off, Please: SocialStudies assembles a D.C. sizzle reel.
Facepalm Blues: Once again on HuffPo DC, local music expert Ben E. Kessler writes expertly about local music. Of the Fillmore Silver Spring's interior design, he says: "Intricacies of a grand theater should be appreciated, but a club not need concern itself too much with design esthetics. Make it comfortable and make it sound good. While concert-goers are a finicky bunch, I assure you that a neutral primary color choice for the walls will do just fine. The use of the aforementioned "psychedelic" is as much cliché as it is kitsch. At this point in time, it should be reserved for parents trying to fit in or undercover police officers in brand new tie-dye shirts. It's been too long since Grace Slick brought psychedelics into the White House for this word to be anything much more than derivative."
Today on Arts Desk: Vincent, reviewed! New art in Adams Morgan!