Posts Tagged ‘Brian Billion’

ToDo ToDay: Colin Stetson, Pop Art Prints, and Classixx

Multireedist Colin Stetson has impressive pipes. He fills his instruments with so much air—too much air, maybe—that the tones distort into something that sounds like avant garde metal, not jazz. It’s no wonder that Stetson’s style has caught the attention of rock giants like Lou Reed, Bon Iver, and The National: His work oozes atmosphere [...]

U Street Music Hall’s Show-Poster Minimalism

Before a cluster of local DJs turned the former Cue Bar at 1115 U St. NW into a dance club, it “looked like a Dave & Buster’s had sex with a Thai restaurant,” co-owner Jesse Tittsworth once told Washington City Paper. The club’s current minimalism couldn’t strike a more different tone: It’s stripped down and utilitarian, [...]

Tonight: Painted Face and Alvin Risk at U Street Music Hall

You'll learn more about her in next week's One Track Mind column, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you to catch D.C.'s Painted Face tonight at U Street Music Hall, where's she opening for another recent One Track Mind subject, Alvin Risk. Oh yeah, also: They're siblings and collaborators. For Painted Face, Allie Alvarado [...]

Tonight: Kompakt DJ/Producer Michael Mayer at U Street Music Hall

The 38-year-old German DJ Michael Mayer, who will be spinning and mixing music at the U. Street Music Hall tonight, is not just another techno artist. Mayer is one of the founders of Kompakt, a Cologne-based label, record store, distributor, and more, as well as a go-to source for many aficionados of programmed, stripped-down club [...]