Posts Tagged ‘Beanstalk Library’

ToDo ToDay: Julius Caesar, David Bazan, and Temples

Shakespeare and string quartets make for a very highbrow evening.

ToDo ToDay: Action Bronson, Dionne Warwick, and a New Medium Rare

Whether he’s performing with a fan on his back or body-slamming people for misbehaving at his shows, Queens rapper Action Bronson still manages to deliver his lyrics with pinpoint accuracy. Both Bronson mixtapes Blue Chips and Blue Chips 2 borrow their names from the 1994 film starring Shaq, Penny Hardaway, and Nick Nolte, a sign of his proclivity for [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bebel Gilberto! Journos Do Comedy!

From a musical family that included her bossa nova musician dad, Joao Gilberto, New York-born Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto breathily croons in Portuguese and English. She’s no purist, though she does warble over an acoustic guitar, too; the 46-year-old singer has recorded loungey tracks with the likes of Thievery Corporation, as well as albums of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Steampunk Jazz

One of the most buzzed-about big bands in an era where “buzzed-about big bands” largely don’t exist, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society is remolding orchestral jazz for rock- and post-rock-trained ears. Argue's recent concert-scale project, “Brooklyn Babylon,” is a multimedia smorgasbord—just right for the landmark of the new H Street NE. The show takes place tonight [...]