Posts Tagged ‘Brazilian Girls’

ToDo ToDay: Loveland, Tender Napalm, and Tomatito Sextet

Need a way to bring many strange and different characters together quickly? Stick them on an airplane and see what happens. At least this is the tactic writer and performer Ann Randolph employs in her latest work, Loveland. The action centers around Frannie Potts, an eccentric woman on her way from Los Angeles to Ohio for [...]

ToDo ToDay: Spirit Animal, Brazilian Girls, and Ted’s Bulletin in Virginia

We're living in the "Age of Advice," according to a 2012 track by Spirit Animal, an electronicish rock band of DMV origins now based in New York. The group—which is all over the place, genre-wise—writes lyrics that examine cultural absurdities, among other things. Tonight, expect those observations baked into thick slabs of shred-and-crunch guitar. Read [...]

Baaba Maal Discusses His “Tales from the Sahel” Tour

Senegalese singer Baaba Maal’s “Tales from the Sahel” show tonight at the Birchmere should prove to be very different from his last local appearance a year and half ago.   That gig offered his 13-piece band Daande Lenol adapting songs from his 2009 album Television, which featured programmed beats and guest vocals from members of New York band [...]

Tonight: Senegal’s Baaba Maal at Lisner

In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, who performs with his band at Lisner tonight, was a high-profile name in Afropop.  Then after 2001’s acoustic Missing You effort, he largely disappeared from the public eye, in the U.S. at least. Maal was not sitting at home. During the last [...]