Posts Tagged ‘America Hearts’

ToDo ToDay: Awesome Con, Carolyn Malachi, and Easter Celebrations

An awesome fan-fiction mashup could gather all your favorite characters in one world, but only an awesome convention can attempt to replicate that in real life. If you’re the type to spin long and complicated yarns about fictional people, you might as well hoof it to D.C.’s Awesome Con to meet the humans who play [...]

ToDo ToDay: Dean Wareham, El Gran Combo, and Range’s New Happy Hour

“She will never be all mine, she says my songs are sad,” sings Dean Wareham on the assaultive and motorik “I Can Only Give My All,” one of the best, most surprising numbers on the former Galaxie 500 and Luna singer’s new album. Whoever she is, she’d probably snooze through the first half of Dean Wareham, [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

ToDo ToDay: Civil Rights Exhibits, Superhero Art, and Lots of Local Rock

Fifty years after the March on Washington, D.C.’s museums have mounted several notable exhibits that look back on a critical period of the Civil Rights movement. Now, the Newseum throws its hat into the ring with an exhibit dedicated to the student activists who launched some of the most significant demonstrations of the 1960s. Visitors [...]

ToDo ToDay: Stupid Fucking Bird Opens and WCP’s Having a Concert

Hey, Studio Theatre, you’re not the only theater company that knows how to drop an F- bomb. Woolly Mammoth’s got its own contribution to the grandma-unfriendly theater season: Stupid Fucking Bird, local playwright Aaron Posner’s tribute to Chekhov’s The Seagull. Posner’s work updates Chekhov’s 19th-century exploration of misery and unrequited love, omitting much of the heavy Russian subtext, [...]

Listen to a New America Hearts Song (Then Come See Them Tonight at the American Art Museum)

You are coming to the show we helped put together at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, aren't you? This evening's free Luce Unplugged showcase features sets from Lyriciss, More Humans, and America Hearts—plus, for the first hour, some free beer samples from Port City Brewing. Very cool.
Also cool: This new song that America Hearts sent us [...]

Hey! Come to Our Show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Friday

Hey, Mr./Ms. Educated Concertgoer. Need some early evening plans for Friday? Read on.
You'll recall that every month, the Luce Foundation Center hosts intimate concerts in its gorgeous space on the third floor of the American Art Museum. Last September, we helped plan a Luce Unplugged show featuring three of Arts Desk's favorite D.C. acts: Kokayi, [...]

Photos: D.C. Bands @ SXSW 2013

At this year's SXSW, we kept our eyes trained on D.C. This year, the conference saw Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds before they left for Europe, the fresh power-pop sounds of America Hearts, and the straight-ahead punk intensity that is Clutch. Oh, and one of D.C.'s favorite natives, Dave Grohl, gave a great [...]

Arts Roundup: Paper and Paste Edition

After hanging from scaffolding for two days, French street artist JR has completed his first D.C. installation: covering an abandoned building at 14th and T streets NW with Ernest Withers's image of striking Memphis sanitation workers. Watch your back, Christo! [Post]
Speaking of people named JR, Pig Destroyer vocalist JR Hayes talks with DC Heavy Metal [...]

Arts Roundup: THIS IS OUR TIME Edition

Chris Richards: Indie rock's embrace of the handsome but shallow Twin Shadow exposes its sexual double standard. [Post]
"THIS IS OUR TIME" and other cries of glee in this America Hearts/Olivia Mancini & the Mates tour diary [DCist]
Leadership at UVA and the Corcoran should be retrained or replaced. [Philip Kennicott]
More Kennicott: How the Corcoran let its [...]

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