Posts Tagged ‘Brendan Canty’

When D.C. Punks Were Prizefighters

In an exhibit two summers ago at Georgetown's Addison/Ripley Fine Art, a little slice of D.C. music history might have gone over the heads of some gallery-goers.
The history could be found in a series of images by local painter and photographer Dan Treado. His photos, part of a 1987-1988 project called "All My Friends Are [...]

Memories of the Old 9:30 Club, Lost to Time? Maybe Not.

For those that called the original 9:30 Club a home away from home in the '80s and early '90s, the sight of a cameraman perched in a crow's nest on a pillar shooting the stage was a familiar one. Between and before bands, the club played raw music videos (quite a novelty in that day) [...]

Arts Roundup: Pacman and Peso Edition

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announces he'll retire in 2014. [Arts Desk]
Helen Hayes Awards to be split into two tiers. [Arts Desk]
Local theater leaders react to the Helen Hayes reforms. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this: Monica Hesse digs deep into a local guy's plans to send a pair of local rappers, Pacman and Peso, to North [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
More about Mingering [...]

Dischord to Release Deathfix Debut in Early 2013

D.C. band Deathfix will release a nine-song LP on Dischord Records in early 2013, the label announced today.
It marks the official debut of the punk-rock "supergroup," which has been around longer than some might realize: Founding members Brendan Canty (formerly of Fugazi) and producer, DJ, and songwriter Rich Morel formed the band in 2009, later adding Medications members Mark [...]

Photos: Lorelei and Deathfix @ Black Cat

There were three things that a majority of Washingtonians missed out on Friday night at the Black Cat: One was the Lorelei record release show, which was stellar. The second was a lesson in hutzpah from the likes of Lorelei singer and guitarist Matthew Dingee. Suffering from a bad case of the flu and on [...]

ToDo ToDay: Gerhard Richter and Fat Tire

The cult of personality around Gerhard Richter’s paintings is nearly as fervent as the cult of economics. In 2011, The Economist wrote, “The market for Richter paintings is deep and widespread... many periods of Mr. Richter’s painting enjoy strong global demand.” Later, Citigroup Senior Art Advisor Jonathan Binstock published a study in which he declared that [...]

Photos: The Make-Up and Kid Congo Powers @ Comet Ping Pong

The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to Perform The Tyranny of Distance at Black Cat

2012 is looking pretty great for the nostalgic D.C. indie rocker.
In April, you can see influential noise-poppers Black Tambourine and Lilys at Rosslyn's Artisphere as part of chickfactor's 20th anniversary celebration. In May and September The Make-Up will reunite for shows in London and New Jersey. (And hopefully, they'll squeeze in D.C., too.)
And now, expats Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have [...]

Kickstart This: Trixie Films, Best New Music Writing, Empty Stretch

in which, in the spirit of our recent D.C. Giving Guide, we recommend some worthy Kickstarter projects

PROJECT: Twenty/12, a book by the local photography collective Empty Stretch, for which 12 artists documented Jan. 1, 2012, from different parts of the world. "By having multiple people photograph under the construct of a single day, traditions, reflections, [...]

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