Posts Tagged ‘Birch & Barley’

ToDo ToDay: Wye Oak, “Dear Prudence,” and Sunwolf

Wye Oak has always sounded like a dream-pop band in a six-string world, a group whose 4AD-worthy spellcasting wouldn’t feel wrong at a basement punk show. For the Baltimore-formed duo’s new album Shriek, however, singer Jenn Wasner traded roaring guitars for pulsing bass, and drummer Andy Stack’s one-hand synth-playing now envelops their sinuous melodies in a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Big Words! Mark Leibovich!

In Big Words, three estranged friends reunite to hash out their issues from decades ago. One conversation doesn’t seem like enough fodder for an entire movie, but these carefully crafted characters have lived enough to fill out a feature film with their experiences. Twenty-some years before, the three of them were on the verge of making [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nick Offerman, The Evens, and a Race Symposium at the D.C. JCC

"Ham" isn’t the first word you’d use to describe the comedy of Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman. He’s more about folksy, faux-masculine deadpan. When he brings the show to the Warner Theatre, he’ll deliver observations from his years in show business, plus a few references to the Parks and Rec gags that have dominated certain segments [...]

ToDo ToDay: Retribution Gospel Choir! Edible Hearts!

Retribution Gospel Choir has toyed with huge riffs—perhaps in an attempt to sound distinct from its sister band, slowcore veterans Low—but by many accounts, its latest album, 3, achieves rockness while preserving the gorgeous environments that Low constructed so well. D.C. supergroup Deathfix, whose new album on Dischord drops Feb. 25, opens. Retribution Gospel Choir performs with [...]

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