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 [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Concerts’
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
If funk music has a Zen guru, it's probably Dam Funk. For the Los Angeles-based producer/DJ, funk isn't just a style of music, it's a higher state of being. It's an inspirational and quasi-spiritual pursuit that one might practice in order to achieve perfect harmony with the past, present, and future. Dam Funk's answering machine [...]
In celebration of Deleted Scenes' first headlining gig on the Black Cat's mainstage or, possibly, just to give you some added incentive to show up, the band has assembled 200 limited-edition cassingles that will be available at the show.
I realize that there's a generational divide here, that some of you may have come of [...]