The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]
Posts Tagged ‘ACME’
Guitars clang on in Washington, D.C. But they could soon be tied with synthesizers, computers, and weird sound effects.
The District has never lacked for synth-based music, but the last few years have felt like an especially fertile time for synthpop in particular; now we’ve reached the point where there seems to be one local synth- [...]
Yesterday would've been the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, the inventor of the Moog analog synthesizer, aka one of the coolest-sounding instruments in the history of music. As it often does on the birthday of a famous weirdo, Google created a "doodle" in tribute: a functional facsimile of a Moog. Surely the Web's more musical [...]
It wasn't until I wrote about ACME's "We Got The Love" that band co-leader Cheakaity Brown alerted me to the presence of his other act, The Cubs, which seems to exist in the same happy/trippy, all-grooves-considered headspace. There isn't much Cubs music available, but the one song with a Bandcamp presence, "Ashlei," has two evocative [...]
Any arts critic who maintains otherwise is bullshitting you: At the end of the day, we’re all fans.
No, you won’t see us at comics conventions dressed up as Thor. And we didn’t find Fanboys—that slight 2008 comedy in which a quintet of Star Wars geeks breaks into George Lucas’ ranch—the slightest bit adorable.
When we call [...]