Posts Tagged ‘Concerts’

Stuart Lupton: A Retrospective @ Rock & Roll Hotel

A skeptic might take one look at "Stewart Lupton: A Retrospective" and decide they aren't really in the mood for a wake. After all, the last decade has brought the former Jonathan Fire*Eater front man's music career little but pain and suffering. Comebacks flopped, good will was squandered, and concerts were bungled. In ten years, [...]

Tabi Bonney Live @ DC9

Courtesy of All Our Noise:

Tabi Bonney performing at Feedback at DC9 from Denman C Anderson on Vimeo.

Tuesday Rock City: The Black Hollies

Heavy on the Mellotron, fuzz tones, and paisley, The Black Hollies Softly Towards the Light has more psychedelic homage than a stack of Bomp! fanzines. You wouldn't guess, then, that three out of four members of the band had toiled long and hard in the New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Rye Coalition. But that hoodie-to-turtleneck-and-sunglasses swap-out [...]

Hume @ Lamont Park Tonight

Update: This performance has been canceled.
Britton Powell is not a  guy who likes to do things the easy way. In the past year his band, Hume, has released a string quartet, a dub remix of said quartet, and traveled throughout the country performing in a giant octopus sculpture.
Powell's ambition hasn't flagged, though. Tonight [...]

Sonic Youth Discography Considered

In honor of Sonic Youth's two sold-out 9:30 Club shows this week Washington Post writer David Malitz invited a group of local music writers–myself included–to weigh in on their favorite Sonic Youth albums.
If you follow this blog with any regularity, you're probably already aware of my thoughts regarding the band's 1995 album Washing Machine (a [...]

Adios Sean McArdle

Come next week DC is going to be one singer-songwriter lighter, as Sean McArdle is packing up the U-Haul and heading West, to San Francisco, California. No, don't cry, it's not goodbye forever. McArdle will, hopefully, be back for shows and visits in the not-too-distant future. And you can always pick up his much-slept-on [...]

Q&A: Denali

It's not that Denali broke up because it ran out of ideas. No, the Richmond, Virginia quartet had plenty of those–enough to fuel several band's worth of melancholy indie-rock. Having enough time for those projects, on the other hand, was a problem. Founding members Keeley Davis and Jonathan Fuller departed from the band in '03 [...]

Sonic Circuits Extravaganza @ Artomatic

Tomorrow afternoon Artomatic will host performances by, basically, every man or woman who has ever attempted to make noisy music in Washington, DC during the last five years. It's going to be nine-plus hours of drones, bleeps, bloops, and scratches curated by local avant-music festival Sonic Circuits. Nine hours. Well, you don't have to watch [...]

First Shows: Casper Bangs/Foul Swoops

Casper Bangs: It's not that The Hard Tomorrows never blew me away, it's just that I was so impressed with the band's Jamiroquai-set at Run For Cover a few years back that when I heard the songs that they actually wrote, it was difficult to adjust my expectations. I kept waiting for front man Rob [...]

Sonic Circuits 2009 Lineup Preview

Sonic Circuits just sent out a sneak-preview of this year's festival lineup and it looks like it's going to be a watershed year for DC's music nerds. The majesty of this year's bill is rivaled only by its inscrutability to the vast majority of listeners:Faust, Tim Hecker, Jandek!? There's a whole movie about how it's [...]