Posts Tagged ‘Darkest Hour’

Wintry Six: Local Metal Songs for True Winter

On our warming planet, winter as we once knew it has begun to wane. The lead-up to humanity’s demise is likely to involve unseasonal heat waves that melt your soul punctuated by devastating ice storms that freeze any hope of survival.
Will you accept your fate, allowing the tempestuous skies to batter your limbic system, torment [...]

Arts Roundup: More Slashed Hours Edition

In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
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ToDo ToDay: Teatime Jamboree! Pig Destroyer Beer! Questlove!

Nothing screams spring like a country hoedown, and that’s exactly what the gang from D.C. podcast and live talk show You, Me, Them, Everybody has planned for its takeover of the Mansion at Strathmore. In addition to comedy, the group is also planning an Easter egg hunt, a series of craft activities led by Morgan Hungerford [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Art-Rock Weekend

Is pre-post-rock a thing? Because, if it is, D.C. instrumental champs Tone have got it down. The band began in 1991, well before the Explosions In The Sky-style soundtrack-rock that rose to fame in the late '90s and early aughts. Twenty years in, Tone has now played shows with many of the bands it predated. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Punk and Go-Go In Eckington, Reading Imagining Madoff, The Strokes

Sadie Dingfelder leads this week's arts section with her feature "A Tale of Two Warehouses," about an Eckington punk space that police shut down after 10 months—and an Eckington go-go venue that they shut down before it held a single show. Ted Scheinman breaks down the differences between the original script of Imagining Madoff and [...]

Frodus Releases New 7-Inch, Teases Collaborations With Members of Refused and Darkest Hour

You thought they were dead. It was only a ruse: The great D.C. spazzcore outfit Frodus tracked two new songs and remade an older one during its too-brief 2009 reunion stint, and just last week, Lovitt Records released the results, the Soundlab 1 7-inch. You won't find the songs on iTunes—the tracks are available digitally [...]

Photos: Lamb of God @ 9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club hosted a local-ish metal blowout on Thursday: Lamb of God (Richmond), Darkest Hour (D.C.), Periphery (Bethesda) and This or the Apocalypse (Lancaster, PA). The seriously high-energy performances were matched by one of the most active, enthusiastic crowds I've ever seen at a D.C. show.
More photos after the jump and at the full [...]