Posts Tagged ‘Big Freedia’

Photos: Big Freedia at the Howard Theatre

The queen of booty bounce led a cadre of audience twerkers onstage.

ToDo ToDay: Gold-Bears, DC Donut Crawl, and Pride

Not many bands push your pleasure and pain buttons with the careful fury of Atlanta’s Gold-Bears. Their new album, Dalliance, is a bloodied-heart-on-its-T breakup record, but it has the Anglophiliac grace notes and acid-textured skronk of a release by Black Tambourine or Rocketship. Though Gold-Bears will get plenty of mileage from their pedigree—they’re signed to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Philip Caputo and Kevin Powers, Big Freedia, and Appropriate

If you’re not big on war literature, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation may encourage you to reconsider when it hosts a dual reading by Philip Caputo and Kevin Powers, two authors who have published acclaimed works based on their military experiences. Neither Caputo nor Powers intended to chronicle the history of those wars, nor do they believe that [...]

Photos: New Orleans Bingo! Show @ Kennedy Center

Saturday night, the New Orleans Bingo Show brought its makeup, bingo cards, and a whole bunch of friends from New Orleans to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The showcase was designed to show off and celebrate New Orleans' music in a unique, Cajun circus-like way.
Over the course of the three-hour show, all flavors of brass [...]

ToDo ToDay: Pissed Jeans, Damaged City Fest, New Orleans Bingo! Show

Within the guano-labyrinth that is Wikipedia, this is one of my favorite sentences: “The Ultimate Warriors were a bivocal Powerviolence band from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.” Members of the Ultimate Warriors eventually founded Pissed Jeans, a univocal band that performs throbbing, eruptive guitar music with weird and/or obnoxious moanin’ and hollerin’ by a deceptively incisive frontman named Matt [...]

ToDo ToDay: Donkeys and Elephants! Rum Flips!

Considering how much the practice of politics—and journalism—has changed over the years, the art of political cartooning has been surprisingly resilient. In the sprawling and occasionally inspired “Donkeys & Elephants,” Studio Gallery aims to document the art form’s evolution over the years. The show includes mini-collections of original art by the late Washington Post cartoonist Herblock, [...]

Big Freedia: “Everybody Has a Butt, No Matter What Size It Is”

New Orleans bounce isn't subtle music: Loud and direct, the genre is known for its distinctive beat and repetitive vocal hooks. Oh, and its fervor for ass-shaking. (Listen to DJ Jubilee's landmark "Back That Ass Up"—or any bounce track ever created—for proof.) New Orleans' Big Freedia lends her own twists on the theme in "Azz [...]

Arts Roundup: Wonky Edition

Lots of fanfare planned for the Discovery space shuttle's touchdown at the Air and Space Museum. [Post]
How to upend the problematic way(s) in which playwrights get their new work to theaters. Warning: high wonk factor. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Robert Bettmann on expanding District support of the arts. [Huffington Post]
Jasper Johns in the hizzzaaaay. [Post]
Big Freedia's show at [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 36

The 36th chamber is hardly a place of contemplation, but we'll definitely kick a statistic at you: The Twitter List will hit 90 this week. It's simple: If we republish your tweet in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you go on the list. PERMANENTLY. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the list is 99.9 percent rappers.

"you’d want [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Zep Fest, Meek’s Cutoff, Domingo’s Farewell

Ally Schweitzer and I lead this week's arts section with our look into how and why Zep Fest—a massive tribute to Led Zeppelin set to take place Memorial Day weekend at National Harbor—failed. Michael West does a close viewing of three videos featuring saxophonist George Botts Sr.—the only recorded legacy left behind by the late [...]