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 [...]
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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 [...]
Before Brian Tristan was Kid Congo Powers, he was "ThePrez"—a name conferred upon him by Joey Ramone. Kid Congo became an important post-punk figure in the 1980s as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, but before all that, at age 17, he was the president of the [...]
Best of Friday:
Steve Kiviat writes:
Tel Aviv power-rockers Monotonix are not celebrated for their albums. Just like previous efforts, last month's Steve Albini-produced Not Yet blends hookless shouting with self-indulgent guitar riffs, and the result sounds like an unsuccessful MC5-Led Zeppelin hybrid. But live, the trio compensates with pure spectacle. Singer Avi Shalev leaps into the [...]
Perhaps Tel Aviv wasn't the best environment for Israeli rockers Monotonix to grow as a band.
You can hear regional and traditional sounds in Monotonix's music, and a familiarity with mainstream pop culture. But the band is quick to admit that its hyper-energetic, often chaotic live sets and the electronic pulse of its songs have made the [...]
In other news besides the obvious, the first of holiday concerts, spectaculars, and recitals have begun! Fear not, there is still lots to do and see. Especially if you feel it's still too early for the onslaught of holiday cheer, or if your Craigslist guy didn't come through. Either way, dust off those tacky sweaters and [...]
Sonic Circuits is still going on, and FreeFest is this Saturday. We'll have more on both today on Arts Desk. As for other music this weekend, we recommend:
The Best of Friday:
Every now and then, an artist comes along who scares the shit out of you. Arrington de Dionyso (formerly of Old Time Relijun) is [...]
Jakob Dylan, Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds. 9:30 Club. $25.
Lucy Kaplansky. Wolf Trap. $20.
Gist, Gary B. & the Notions, The Courtesy Line. The Red & The Black. $8.
Eilen Jewell, Little Pink. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
The Blue Line, Poor But Sexy, The Very Small. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
Buckshot Blues. Bangkok Blues. [...]
Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band. 9:30 Club. $25.
Jamie McLean Band. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Livingston Taylor. Wolf Trap. $22.
Horsehead, Hiding Places, Deutschmarks. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Laura Tsaggaris, James Maddock. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
Pissed Jeans, Cloak/Dagger, The Wayward. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Rhododendron Road. Bangkok [...]
Weekend Music Roundup: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Honor By August, and More
Needtobreathe, Will Hoge, Matt Hires. 9:30 Club. $16.
Gato & the Palenke Music Co. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Wolf Trap. $35.
East Coast Caravan. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Shwa, The Royal We. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.
Bonjour, Ganesh!, The Jones, Big Chimney, Blankus Larry. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.