Posts Tagged ‘Chris Richards’

Black Flag’s Henry Rollins on Coming Up in the D.C. Punk Scene and the Future of Rock

“The legacy of Black Flag is that the band didn’t finish well because of the activities of the last 25 months.”

ToDo ToDay: Cigarette, Square Dancing, and Dino’s Final Nights

Hushed but hardly timid, local band Cigarette put out one of the area’s best indie-rock records last year: Gush, a seven-song exercise in sneaky tension and patient rhythms. It’s music for a sublimely empty bedroom, but it’s worth talking about, too. Cigarette will be the first guests of District Sounds, a new monthly discussion and concert [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

ToDo ToDay: M.A.K.U. Sound System! Fourth of July Festivities!

There are a lot of people who would cringe at the thought of seeing an "Afro-Colombian punk and folkloric funk band," as the M.A.K.U. Sound System refers to itself. Not because any of those things individually is a turnoff, but because collectively the words could imply a high-concept world-beat overreach. There’s really only one thing [...]

Arts Roundup: Suburbs + Dubstep = Good? Edition

Peter Marks: Round House Theatre's new producing artistic director, Ryan Rilette, could put the suburban company on the same level as Studio Theatre and Arena Stage [Post]
Chris Richards profiles Martyn, the talented Dutch dubsteppish producer who resides in Northern Virginia—and recently became a U.S. citizen [Post]
Eisenhower Memorial's metal tapestries may be unsafe, report says [DCist]
George [...]

Arts Roundup: Save Our Music! Edition

The Library of Congress unveils its National Recording Preservation Plan, which outlines 32 recommendations for how public and private institutions can archive America's audio recordings—in a way other than merely posting them on YouTube [Library of Congress]
What's that? Musicians still don't want to play music in D.C.? Well, carry on then! I see the status [...]

Paint Branch Releases Video for “Brighton Beach”

Ex-Q and Not U duo Paint Branch has released a new video for "Brighton Beach," the first single from its debut album, I Wanna Live. (We gave the album a careful listen earlier this year; read Joe Warminsky's review here.)
Don't expect any cameos from members John Davis or Chris Richards; the video is a moody [...]

Photos: Paint Branch @ Red Onion Records

After Q and Not You disbanded, alums John Davis and Chris Richards took some time off from recording together. But this month, they followed up on a long-simmering collaboration with the debut record from the duo, Paint Branch. Now the team is harmonizing again in the loveliest of ways.
Saturday night, the two performed an in-store show [...]

Paint Branch, I Wanna Live, Reviewed

Small stakes and musical amity can be a recipe for mush, and that's why a lot of bands are over before they begin. But adding a calm "why not" to a mature "what if" can work, especially if everybody is relatively free of hangups. So it goes for John Davis and Chris Richards, two former [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hogo Opens! “Holiday Follies”! Glide!

Did the first two weeks of December fly by in a blur of shopping and yuletide schmoozing? Then you may be ready to sit back, relax, and let Signature Theatre’s third annual “Holiday Follies” entertain you. As has become a tradition in Arlington, the casual cabarets, helmed by piano man Gabriel Mangiante, give local musical-theater [...]

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