Posts Tagged ‘Alarms & Controls’

ToDo ToDay: Paint Branch, Alarms & Controls, and Boss Shepherd’s Opens

When I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jewish Stories, Pleasure Curses, and Fainting Goat

By the seventh night of Hanukkah, you might tire of spinning dreidels and eating latkes and chocolate gelt. So put the carbo-loading and gambling on hold and embrace that other Hanukkah tradition: storytelling. SpeakeasyDC returns to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the fifth iteration of “My So-Called Jewish Life,” in which seven area residents, [...]

Arts Roundup: Porno Edition

Local standup comic Jenn Tisdale makes a porno with James Deen; writes about it. [Brightest Young Things]
Phil Kennicott debates filmmaker Alex Rivera on the validity of the umbrella term "Latino art." [Post]
Local bartenders love and hate Ben Tausig's ("Inkwell") crossword puzzles. [NPR]
Julianne Brienza talks FallFringe. [BYT] [DCist]
Ex-Wonder Woman and Potomac resident Lynda Carter on her struggle [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: A Comic-Book History of D.C.

On our cover this week, we run excerpts from District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C., an illustrated collection of lesser-known stories from D.C.'s past. Know the one about janitor James Hampton, who built a Smithsonian-worthy religious shrine from scavenged materials in his Shaw garage? Now you do.

One Track Mind: Alarms & Controls

Standout Track: No. 1, “Reanimus Cataract,” a steady rocker with fretwork that recalls D.C. post-punk, without the aggression. That makes sense, coming from these scene veterans: Singer and guitarist Chris Hamley is the former guitarist of Circus Lupus, bassist Michael Honch played in Hunger Artist, and drummer Vin Novara was in Crownhate Ruin. But Alarms & [...]

Fort Reno Concerts Begin Next Week With Teen Mom, Alarms & Controls, Upforth

In his oral history of Fort Reno last year, Ryan Little dug deep into the history and folkways of the seasonal concert series, which began in 1968, was for years a bedrock of the local post-hardcore sound, and today remains an important institution of D.C.'s indie-rock and punk scenes. But he left out one Fort [...]

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