Posts Tagged ‘dissonance’

ToDo ToDay: Paint Branch, Alarms & Controls, and Boss Shepherd’s Opens

When I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just [...]

Here’s Who Might Have Played Fort Reno This Summer

This summer's Fort Reno concert series is off, organizer Amanda MacKaye announced today after she was unable to resolve a permitting dispute with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police. Not long before MacKaye posted a letter to Fort Reno's website, she wrote to members of more than 20 local bands about the disappointing news—presumably the bands she [...]

Arts Roundup: Spooky Edition

The Auschwitz-Birkenau barracks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum must return to Poland—but the museum has already secured a replacement. [Post]
AFI Silver Theatre announces the lineup for this year's Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival. [AFI Silver]
Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys, New Wet Kojak, etc.) guests on Radio CPR's Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Ugly Purple Sweater: the exit interview [D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Bones Edition

National Mall bone display draws attention to global genocide. [Post]
Exorcist author says Georgetown University doesn't deserve to call itself Catholic. [Huffington Post]
Malmaison has been hosting concerts and parties for months, and this month it's finally opening. [Washingtonian]
Fort Knox cartoon strip comes to the Washington Post. [Comic Riffs]
The Post reviews the debut novel of D.C. novelist Elliott [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

Arts Roundup: Remembering Chuck Edition

When he died one year ago today, Chuck Brown owed more than $75,000 to creditors—mostly John Hopkins Hospital. [Post]
ABC Board says Fur nightclub must improve its security. [WJLA]
The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival will no longer be for women only. [Post]
Is the District really becoming more friendly to go-go? [Post]
Thanks, sequestration, for slashing hours [...]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Future Hubbie Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is getting married to a nice guy he met at the gym. Adorbs! [Post]
Following problems with the registration process, the 2013 Small Press Expo adds more tables—and now it might be the biggest SPX in history. [SPX via ComicsDC]
(Former) D.C. band Tennis System wants your donations. [Tennis System]
"Pump Me Up" curator Roger [...]

Former Black Eyes Members Host Dissonance

Dan Caldas and Hugh McElroy, formerly of DC's Black Eyes, recently dropped in to Radio CPR to host an episode of "Dissonance." They play some Dog Faced Hermans. Also some Huggy Bear. A few revealing Black Eyes anecdotes–the free jazz-era, mid-concert puking, the two-drummers epiphany–also get dropped and Caldas plays introduces some music by his [...]

DC Punk 2008 Part 6: The Borf Brigade

Closing out our series, we asked the members of the Borf Brigade to collectively reflect on the state of the arts in 2008:
2008.  The international year of planet earth for the moment. Art is dead, and this dead horse sure can run.  So, when the Borf Brigade, a group of dilettantes, trouble-makers, and anti-socialites was [...]

DC Punk 2008 Part 5: Don Zientara

Fifth in a series of 6, we asked DC's favorite recording engineer Don Zientara for his take on the state of recorded music in 2008.  He responded in limerick form (and in an interview at his studio in Arlington):
There once was an audio format called mp3
Where parts of the digital word were sent off to [...]

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