Posts Tagged ‘Black Eyes’

What Priests Thinks About Screaming, Politics, and Smartphones at Punk Shows

For my cover story this week on Priests, I spent a lot of time observing and talking with the members of the D.C. punk band and people in the world—but I couldn’t touch on every topic I wanted to include, like vocalist Katie Alice Greer's insightful interview style for online fanzine The Media or Black [...]

Listen to Black Eyes’ Final Show

Here's a gem: Dischord has posted a recording of the last show performed by D.C. post-hardcore champs Black Eyes—which, to my amazement, took place 10 years ago at the Black Cat. I wasn't at this show, but I had seen them at the same venue before that, and yowza. Click play and wait five minutes—things start soft [...]

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

Ital’s Daniel Martin-McCormick: “I Didn’t Want To Do Some Jamie Lidell Shit”

Daniel Martin-McCormick got his start screaming and playing guitar in the wild and wonderful Black Eyes, which released two records on Dischord in 2003 and 2004. Today, he's best known as Ital, the name for his electronic dance-music project, but he’s also half of Mi Ami, which went from a three-piece rock band to a more [...]

Arts Roundup: Sick Music Edition

Washington Insider: In a Pitchfork feature, former Black Eyes member Daniel Martin-McCormick (aka Ital) says, "The only time I've ever like felt like an insider was in Washington, D.C. I was born there, and I didn't even realize I was an insider until I left."
No Doubt: POTUS' 2012 campaign playlist is confusing. Arcade Fire. Florence [...]

Arts Roundup: Strictly for the Females Edition

Sad Song/Happy Song: As we mentioned Monday, WaPo's John Kelly waxed nostalgic for Melody Records and Penn Camera over the weekend, but yesterday, Washingtonian turned in a surprisingly comprehensive list of local record shops.
Attention Dudes: Ital, the electronic-music moniker of Black Eyes' Daniel Martin-McCormick, will release its full-length debut, Hive Mind, on March 6.
Gross: Photos of the No-Pants Metro [...]

Emperor X’s Long Lost D.C. Album

Last week, Paste magazine released an online-only issue documenting their favorite 25 up-and-coming acts, which included a fascinating anti-folk artist with some D.C. roots: Chad Matheny, aka Emperor X. For close to a decade, Matheny has amassed a cult following with his visceral yet intimate tunes and charismatic live performances. His bio says he's from Jacksonville, [...]

Authorization’s First, Final, and Now Free Album

Bittersweet, this. Authorization, the local instrumental duo of Jeff Barsky (Plums, Insect Factory) and Dan Caldas (Black Eyes, Horses), broke up last year, but it's left behind an album, version 1, which as of yesterday can be downloaded for free.
The band gave me a taste of record last July with "Full Flight," which I described [...]

The Death Set’s New Mixtape Loves D.C. Punk

Brooklyn-via-Baltimore-via-Australia spazz-punk act The Death Set have kept pretty quiet since guitarist Beau Velasco died in September 2009. But the trio is starting to release some new tunes: Oin February, Ninja Tune will drop the band's new album, Michel Poiccard. To feed its fans' collective appetite, the group released a 43-song mixtape earlier this week [...]

Video: Hugh McElroy Does A Capella

Hugh McElroy (Black Eyes, Hand Fed Babies) performed a rare, (mostly) a capella set last night at Everlasting Life Cafe. Here's a clip from the show, complete with space echo: