Posts Tagged ‘Beastie Boys’

D.C.’s Static Disruptors: The Go-Go Band That Didn’t Fit In

Fledgling go-go rapper Craig Rosen of D.C.’s Static Disruptors will never forget what go-go godfather Chuck Brown said when Rosen asked him to produce his first record. "I had a cassette of 'D.C. Groove' and offered it to [Brown]. He told me, 'If I take that tape and put it in my pocket, the females are [...]

Arts Roundup: Horrendous Recording Edition

The Washington Ballet's annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a "a truly horrendous recording" of Tchaikovsky's score. [Post]
Take a look at WPFW-FM's new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad Timing Edition

Politics & Prose applying for a liquor license?! [Prince of Petworth]
Trouble Funk filed suit against the Beastie Boys last week—one day before Adam Yauch died. [Post]
NBC will unveil 1600 Penn, a TV show about a dysfunctional first family [Post]
Luxe movie dinner-and-a-movie venue Silverspot coming to Bethesda [Washington Business Journal]

What I Learned From Adam Yauch and Beastie Boys

I had to discover the transformative Beastie Boys of Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head later. Like a lot of people my age, my first real introduction came by way of Hello Nasty, the Beasties' sprawling and flawed and captivating fifth studio album. I turned 13 in 1998, the year of Hello Nasty's release, and in [...]

Leak Proof: Atlas Sound, Free Energy, Kurt Vile

Atlas Sound/Panda Bear: "Walkabout"
If you were among those who downloaded the half-finished version of Atlas Sound's (aka Bradford Cox) new record, Logos, after he accidentally leaked it a several months ago, well, shame on you. Luckily, Cox went back and changed a few things. Apparently "Walkabout," a collaboration with Animal Collective's Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), [...]