Posts Tagged ‘comet ping pong’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Bro Safari Edition

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]

How Prince Rama Made Its Avant-Garde Workout Jam

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. [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Russian Forest Punk!

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 [...]

Fairytale in the Pizzeria: The Raincoats at Comet, Reviewed

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 [...]

So Tonight’s Hume Show Should Be Interesting

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 [...]

Quick History Lessons With Kid Congo Powers

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 [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Monotonix, KIDS, Chromeo

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 [...]

Monotonix Comes to Comet Ping Pong

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 [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: The We Don’t Have Tickets to The Walkmen Edition

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 [...]