Posts Tagged ‘cigarette’

Listen: The Caribbean Remixes Deleted Scenes

Three of the best indie-rock bands in D.C.—literary art-poppers The Caribbean, genre-tweaking mope-rockers Deleted Scenes, and slowcore noodlers Cigarette—are sharing a bill tonight at Comet Ping Pong, and as luck would have it, one of those groups recently remixed another. The Caribbean's take on Deleted Scenes' 2011 single "Bedbedbedbedbed" is lulling and deconstructionist: The Caribbean's [...]

Jonathan L. Fischer’s 10 Best Local Tracks of 2011

Weird year, 2011. D.C.'s most visible band released an app, not an album. Its great rap hope released an album that was disappointing in critics' eyes, but which cemented him as a mainstream presence. Dischord returned to relevance with a handful of new albums and handsome archival releases; new labels formed; and Sockets remained the [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Options?

Well, they can't all be good music nights. You could see Blondie, sure, at Fillmore Silver Spring for $48. Forty-eight! Yikes. And sadly, Mitch Winehouse (yup, father of Amy) has canceled his show at Blues Alley. If you're looking for something arty and sexy, Snarky Puppy—featuring a bunch of sidemen from the bands of Erykah [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Uncapped Recap Edition

Popped: Brightest Young Things' temporary art space, vitaminwater uncapped LIVE, is closing tonight, and I'm glad I don't have to worry about typing out its name correctly ever again. Tonight's bash has DJs in three different areas of the massive, labyrinthine space, including the Nouveau Riche dudes and Cam Jus, who carries the moombahton standard [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 38

To clarify, Far Out vs. Hot Dang is not "what Washingtonians are talking about," nor is it "what Washingtonians should be talking about." No, this weekly assemblage is "what some Washingtonians are talking about." Because, really, who wants to talk about what everybody else is talking about?

"Who needs a talk-back at show’s end when the [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: FunkTV, Submarine, Cigarette

Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Regi Allen, a senior editor at Discovery Channel who's looking to start FunkTV, the first urban alternative television network, which hopes will be a home to forgotten Blaxploitation films, independent music, and an original program he calls Fried Chicken Cinema. In theater: Bob [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs For Quietly Disappearing

Whether you're a ghostly apparition, a hyper-vivid memory, or even a vision of a paternal, anthropomorphic cloud, there comes a point where you need to fade away. After you give your life-changing advice or sternly and mysteriously warn the protagonist to "take heed," you've got to make your exit. Rather than offering over-the-top melodrama, here [...]

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