Posts Tagged ‘Bombino’

ToDo ToDay: The Postal Service! AM & Shawn Lee!

Remember 2003, when emo was cool and MySpace was a thing? It was also the year that the pillowy, black plastic glasses-clad frontman of Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard, put out an emotionally charged, terrifically catchy electro-pop album with producer Jimmy Tamborello under the moniker The Postal Service. Ten years later, nostalgia has set [...]

Bombino and Vieux Farka Touré on the Upheaval in Mali

How will tonight’s gig from Niger Tuareg guitarist Bombino at DC9 and Thursday’s show from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré at The Hamilton differ from their D.C. appearances in late 2011?  There may be musical differences, certainly. But as important is the sociopolitical context: a rebellion in North Mali and a coup in the south. Can you [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Ascent of Women, the Death of Mountains

Hey high-achieving ladies, want to feel even better about yourselves and your future? How about a book-length explanation of why professional success won’t tank your chances of landing a man—if you even want one? In her book The Richer Sex, Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy has rounded up the research, concluding that the tidal wave [...]

Dueling African Gigs: Bombino and Nettle

D.C. fans of African sounds have a tough choice to make tonight. Tuareg guitarist Omara Bombino Moctar and his band bring their desert psychedelia to the Black Cat with local pan-African openers Sahel, while Nettle, an international band including two Moroccans plus Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture), Andy Moor from The Ex, and others, will be [...]