Posts Tagged ‘Cane & the Sticks’

ToDo ToDay: Travis Jackson Benefit Show, Vanguard Fest, and Grilled Cheese

Tonight, Comet Ping Pong hosts a benefit for the Travis Jackson Memorial Fund, honoring the late Points drummer and Windian Records founder and featuring local acts Title Tracks (pictured), Passing Phases, and Cane & the Sticks. While Title Tracks plays more power-pop and stands in contrast to the Points’ party punk sound, both groups found [...]

ToDo ToDay: Shred Fest, Tal National, and Kid Congo Powers

No one should be shocked by the presence of women instrumentalists in rock these days. But does that mean celebrating them is off the table? Not if you ask She Shreds, a publication that bills itself as “the only magazine in the world dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.” This weekend, the magazine brings its touring [...]

Photos: Obits, Title Tracks, Ex Hex, Cane & the Sticks

Brooklyn's Obits was the headliner last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, but the support acts on the bill were some of the best in D.C.'s post-punk music scene these days.
Cane & the Sticks kicked the night off with their cool mixture of gritty and melody. Mary Timony and her new trio, Ex Hex, [...]

ToDo ToDay: VelocityDC, Obits, and The Bentzen Ball

New York’s annual 10-day-long dance blitz is called Fall for Dance. In D.C., the same concept, packed into just three days with 30 local companies, is known as VelocityDC. On opening night, you’ll see more or less traditional work from the Washington Ballet’s studio company and Edwin Aparicio’s flamenco troupe. But the event’s emerging performers [...]

ToDo ToDay: Big Words! Mark Leibovich!

In Big Words, three estranged friends reunite to hash out their issues from decades ago. One conversation doesn’t seem like enough fodder for an entire movie, but these carefully crafted characters have lived enough to fill out a feature film with their experiences. Twenty-some years before, the three of them were on the verge of making [...]

Photos: Divine Fits @ 9:30 Club

For the eighth date on its two-month tour, indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits took the stage of the 9:30 Club last night with a particular fury. "We didn't get to do anything today in the nation's capital but see the inside of this building, so its nice to get onstage and expend some energy," said guitarist/vocalist Dan [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Local and DIY Everything

There may just be one D.C. Sound, but there are plenty of D.C. sounds—like neo-garage rock, a steady if never massive current of local indie rock since at least the days of Pussy Galore. In the early and mid-2000s, the masters of pseudomystic local grit were The Apes, who paired Iron Butterfly organs with Stooges [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Phillips After 5, Fringe Kicks Off

Full disclosure: A bunch of my former and current colleagues are involved in tonight's TBD-hosted Phillips After 5, but it's still your best bet for early-evening revelry. Set to perform: Warped disco dudes Protect-U (featuring very occasional WCP contributor Aaron Leitko) and DJs Whiskey Sherpa (featuring WCP Beerspotter columnist Orr Shtuhl). THEATER PEOPLE: WCP theater [...]

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