Posts Tagged ‘Borracho’

Borracho Releases Single, Plans Tour of Very Metal Countries

The new song by Borracho, "Know My Name," takes the point of view of a killer, which is fine, because the D.C. metal band is heading to some Viking-ass/Goth-ass nations pretty soon, including Denmark and Germany. The tune itself has a strong whiff of Southern 'tude and also some circa-'91 Sub Pop stank. "Know My [...]

Wintry Six: Local Metal Songs for True Winter

On our warming planet, winter as we once knew it has begun to wane. The lead-up to humanity’s demise is likely to involve unseasonal heat waves that melt your soul punctuated by devastating ice storms that freeze any hope of survival.
Will you accept your fate, allowing the tempestuous skies to batter your limbic system, torment [...]

Genre Dysphoria: The Best D.C. Music of 2013

With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]

Arts Roundup: Louie Edition

The former H Street Playhouse to become a CrossFit gym. [WBJ]
Members of Congress present a bipartisan bill that would look into establishing a National Women's History Museum. [Post]
Port City Brewing is brewin' up more Borracho beer. [Post]
Local blues player Chris Polk has died. [In a Blue Mood]
Anne Midgette mulls the significance of the Kennedy Center's new president. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Wayne Shorter and a D.C. Heavy Metal Anniversary Show

Much of the D.C. jazz scene gave over the summer to celebrating tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the music’s greatest living composer. Fitting, then, that the capstone should be an appearance by the man himself. It’s a low-level affair, of course: Shorter and his acclaimed quartet—pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade—are fronting [...]

ToDo ToDay: The No Rules Show! Kurt Vile! National Ice Cream Day!

Arlington’s Signature Theatre never misses an opportunity to fill an empty venue with a quality cabaret act, and this summer, the company lets its new tenants get in on the action. The No Rules Show continues its  run tonight with the talented Joshua Morgan of No Rules Theater at the piano. The evenings are billed as [...]

Listen: Borracho’s Oculus

Hey stoners: D.C. sludge-rock band Borracho released its latest EP, Oculus, today, and you should listen to it, because it's pretty awesome in the same way Fu Manchu's In Search Of is forever awesome.
The last time Arts Desk checked in with Borracho, it was a foursome, and local brewery Port City was getting ready to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

ToDo ToDay: Planetfall! Earth Day! Literary Ballet!

To create his mesmerizing images of space, Michael Benson takes data from interplanetary probes by NASA and the European Space Agency, digitally enhances them, and spins them into photographs. It’s hard to know how much Benson is juicing his raw material, but the resulting images are so hypnotic that it’s easy not to care. The [...]

One Track Mind: Borracho, “Mob Gathering”

Standout Track: Side A, “Mob Gathering,” from a 7-inch co-released by No Balls Records and Ghost Highway Recordings. It’s a relatively slim slice of stoner/doom-rock pie: Borracho has been known to go long, but this one stops short of four minutes. “Mob Gathering” tells the story of a Mexican sharecropper caught up in a riot. [...]

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