Posts Tagged ‘Chris Richards’

Listen: John Davis and Chris Richards’ New Project, Paint Branch

Paint Branch, the new band from former Q & Not U bandmates John Davis and Chris Richards, has released its first single. The track, "Brighton Beach," will appear on the band's debut album, I Wanna Live, which drops on Jan. 8, 2013.
An aside for those not familiar with suburban Maryland: The band, like Paint Branch [...]

Arts Roundup: Disparaging Remarks Edition

Bad Brains' Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Spinner]
In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre's after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
Maxmillion Dunbar's new track, "Woo," gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky's positive review [...]

Arts Roundup: Stealing Music Edition

Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison weighs in—amusingly—on That Guy From Cracker's rant against the NPR intern who confessed to stealing music on the Internet. [Huffington Post]
Ex-Seldom Scene member Mike Auldridge wins a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship [NEA]
Neal Schon: Way to diss the Washington Post's pop music critic, dude. [DCist]

Don’t Be Bored: Flamenco Dance and Fishbowl Platforms

As far as folk dance forms go, flamenco enjoys a wide following in Washington. Several studios offer classes, a handful of semipro companies perform around town, and every winter, the Flamenco Festival brings the warmth of the Iberian Peninsula to the Lisner Auditorium. This year, the Spanish embassy and cultural ministry have put some extra [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Gliiiiiiiiiiide

Per this morning's post on monthly new-age night Glide, I have learned something unexpected about the muscial taste of former WCP arts editor Mark Athitakis. In this last week's ish he writes:
When it comes to D.C.-area cultural exports, it’s a lot easier to be proud of Marvin Gaye and the Washington Color School than new-age [...]

Five New-Age Picks From Chris Richards

Previewing Glide, Chris Richards' new-age DJ night at Cafe Saint-Ex, gave me a chance to make two points about the genre. First, you can argue that the music is a home-grown development, with roots in the guitar style John Fahey developed in Takoma Park. (For more on that, check out David Dunlap Jr.'s stellar [...]

Gold Leaf Studios’ Last Hurrah (Probably)

The aroma of illicit substances was hard to ignore when I arrived at Gold Leaf Studios late on Saturday night, and the whole place felt ready to burst. The Mount Vernon Square warehouse of artist studios has always felt raw and chaotic, but the space's impending demise had now removed its occupants' remaining inhibitions. Shit [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Buraka Som Sistema at U Street Music Hall

There’s far more to electronic dance music than the stuff heard at megaraves in Berlin. The Portugal-based Buraka Som Sistema melds all styles of dance music from the world’s depressed urban centers, sampling from techno, rap, baile funk, dubstep, Angolan kuduro, and beyond. Hailing from Buraca, a Lisbon suburb with a large immigrant population, the [...]

John Davis and Chris Richards Collaboration Not Just a One-Off

Earlier today, Erica Bruce posted about yesterday's acoustic John Davis show, where Q and Not U alum and current WaPo pop critic Chris Richards joined his former bandmate for a couple of tunes. Davis mentioned at the show that they had written a slew of songs together, and today he confirms via email that the two [...]

Photos: John Davis @ Luce Unplugged

Since November 2010, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has been one of the city's more intimate outlets for local musicians. Its monthly acoustic concert series,  Luce Unplugged, features an hour-long performance, accompanied by a discussion on an artwork chosen by the musician.
Yesterday the series featured Title Tracks frontman [...]