Today, the Howard Theatre announced a new partnership that could ramp up concert-booking competition in the already entertainment-saturated U Street NW corridor. Howard Theatre operator Blue Note Entertainment Group plans to team up with Philadelphia venue Electric Factory and "boutique" concert promotion group Bonfire—which books Electric Factory, among other Philly venues—in a move that positions [...]
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Comet Ping Pong is better known for its rock shows, booked by promoter Sasha Lord, but it may also be the closest thing that part of Chevy Chase has to a boozy community living room. Tonight, the pizza place kicks off October with a double bill of horror movies and drink specials. Read more >>> [...]
In the 1990s, Janka Nabay became a star in war-torn Sierra Leone by adding high BPM drum machine beats, cowbells, and shakers to traditional folkloric bubu music.
Nabay, who plays at Summer Scream Part 2 at Comet Ping Pong tonight with Video Love and locals Heavy Breathing, tired of performing for rebel generals and emigrated to the [...]
The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]
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 [...]
The American History Museum acquires Constantino Brumidi's "The Apotheosis of Washington" for a cool half-million. [Post]
Local label T&A Records releases Bro Safari's Bros Gone Wild. [T&A]
Can the Howard Theatre restore its old glory? [Washington Life]
Pictures of promoter Sasha Lord and the shows she books at Comet Ping Pong. [TBD]
If it’s possible for the already out-there Prince Rama to take a left turn, the Brooklyn psychedelic outfit has managed it with Utopia = No Person. While the group is known for its Sanskrit vocals and tribal drum patterns, its new EP—out on Not Not Fun Records—includes dabbles in something even more alien to art poppers: exercise. [...]
File this one under endurance tests: The latest art-punk orgy at Comet Ping Pong doesn’t get started until 10:30 p.m., and that isn’t even the most difficult thing about it. K-Holes came out of Atlanta’s neo-garage scene, have nestled nicely into New York’s artier version of the same, and make spooky sax-punk dirges that draw [...]
It's been a rough year for the legendary women of British punk. In the span of just six months, we lost both Ari Up, the frontwoman of reggae-punk rebels The Slits, and Poly Styrene, whose otherworldly wail defined the sound of anti-capitalist crusaders X-Ray Spex. Though remembered best for their stereotype-shattering roles in the late [...]
Hume's summer was probably more blissful than yours. The D.C. band left town at the end of May for a country house on a 100-acre property in the village of Argyle, in Upstate New York. They found it on Craiglist. Apparently the price was reasonable; they quit their day jobs.
"We made great creative strides in a [...]