Posts Tagged ‘Dismemberment Plan’

How Critics Keep Shortchanging D.C. Bands

As far as most indie-rock rock critics know, D.C. has two Ians, a Henry, a Travis, and some dude named H.R., and they all got discovered at the 9:30 Club or in the DMV—but how bands get noticed by tired folks waiting in line to get their drivers licenses renewed, well, who knows.
If you live [...]

Listen: The Burlies’ Self-Titled EP

The Burlies, the other band of Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison, released a new three-song EP on Wednesday. It's not a physical release—just an online joint, streamable via Soundcloud, YouTube, and Bandcamp—and it's got the same wacky-to-grown-ass-man ratio of D-Plan's recent full-length, Uncanney Valley.
A previously released (and raucous) Burlies song, "The Ocean," is track No. 2.
If [...]

Arts Roundup: Unhand That Renoir! Edition

The not-actually-flea-market Renoir must return to the Baltimore Museum of Art, orders a federal judge. [Post]
More about the major Renwick Gallery renovation, which will close the museum for two years and install some technological upgrades, among other big changes. [Post]
Northeast Library scheduled to reopen Feb. 3. [Frozen Tropics]
Dismemberment Plan to play Coachella. [Stereogum]
Meet Marc Eisenberg, the [...]

Arts Roundup: Severely Anxious Edition

D.C. is getting a new record store—in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
Meet D.C.'s new library chief, Richard Reyes-Gavilan. [Post]
Hirshhorn makes some key new art acquisitions. (Warning: PDF file herein.) [Hirshhorn]
The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel talks about his severe anxiety and his new book, which is also about his severe anxiety. [Washingtonian]
Listen: Dismemberment Plan on World Cafe [NPR]
A [...]

Arts Roundup: “What Kind of Monster” Edition

This year, Norway's Christmas tree at Union Station heralds The Scream. [Post]
ICYMI: Ex Hex gets interviewed, covers Slant 6. [Stereogum] [Rookie]
Hey, listen to this new track from Will Eastman. [Blisspop]
Watch: The Dismemberment Plan's Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Kennedy Center Prez Michael Kaiser: Stop grabbing at every opportunity, arts orgs! [Huffington Post]
Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band plays [...]

Arts Roundup: Flakey Trel Edition

Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]

Josef Palermo [...]

Arts Roundup: Carol Burnett Edition

Carol Burnett got her Mark Twain prize last night at KenCen. [AP]
Union Market will host a Walkmen gig on Nov. 30. [DCist]
In search of a firm to redesign the MLK Library, D.C. Public Library whittles down its list to 10 companies. [Housing Complex]
Local folk-music radio personality Dick Cerri has died. [Post]
WaPo gives Dismemberment Plan a feature [Post]
Another interview [...]

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

Watch: Dismemberment Plan’s New Video for “Waiting”

The Dismemberment Plan's first album in 12 years, Uncanney Valley, comes out today. (You would have known that if you read last week's Washington City Paper cover story and our multiple blog posts on the subject.) To make today extra special, the band also released a music video for the record's second track, "Waiting," and it's [...]

Arts Roundup: Sad Kid at the Zoo Edition

NPR publishes its own History of The Dismemberment Plan. [NPR]
A pretty nice interview with Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison [Spin]
Washington's nonfiction bestseller list sounds unusually religious. [Post]
Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette knows that sad kid at the zoo. [Post]
The Sartorialist is coming to Monroe Street Market. [Washingtonian]
Shutdown dramatically reduces number of politicos at the opera. [Post]
Photos from opening [...]

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