The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]
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I first heard a Face to Face song on a Vagrant Records compilation. It was the early 2000s, and the band—surprisingly noisy for Vagrant, better known as home to weepy emo bands Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids—had already been kicking it for a decade. The band cooled off for a few years in [...]
You can’t accuse Winnipeg punks Propagandhi of complacency. Ten years into its career, the band stormed the States in the mid-1990s with a hummable blend of pop punk and fiercely leftist politics, urging oblivious suburbanites to up their awareness via incendiary lyrics, undeniable hooks, and Noam Chomsky quotes. The band has gradually shed its skate-punk [...]
Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, October 14: Comedy on the Table at Velvet Lounge
This benefit show for House of Ruth showcases nine very funny females from the D.C. and Baltimore comedy scenes. Highlights include Jessica Brodkin, Anupama Pillalamarri, and Sarah Donnelly. I can vouch for the quality [...]