Posts Tagged ‘Dot Dash’

Don’t Be Bored: Howard Homecoming, Jewish Literary Festival

If you’re a Howardite—or just an aficionado—you know the university’s homecoming week is truly a beacon, and the admission-free International Yardfest is the most economical way to celebrate. (Though acquiring a fresh outfit still costs money.) As usual, this year’s lineup is semi-secret, perhaps because organizers tend to book acts down to the wire—though Young [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Beware the Fire-Breathing Octopus

Dot Dash is a something of a local jangle-pop supergroup with roots in another jangle-pop supergroup, Julie Ocean. In last week's One Track Mind, I wrote:
Dot Dash is named for a song by Wire, kind of like how Julie Ocean was named for a song by The Undertones. [Leader Terry] Banks says he’d just as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Gaurav Gopalan, Fela!, Moneyball

Trey Graham leads this week's arts section with his deep and affecting look at the life and final days of Garauv Gopalan, a local theatermaker who was murdered in Columbia Heights earlier this month. Bob Mondello reviews the Harman Center's Fela!, an ecstatic revolutionary musical, and Arena's Trouble in Mind, Alice Childress' backstage almost-classic about race in America. [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Merriweather = Local Platinumn

For musicians who grew up in the D.C. or Baltimore area, playing Merriweather Post Pavilion is almost like graduating. But while plenty of locals have played the rustic amphitheater over the past few years—Beach House, The Walkmen, and Animal Collective are just a few—the ascension of Baltimore duo Wye Oak might be the most rewarding. [...]

Arts Desk’s Newest Feature: Freestylin’ D.C.

Welcome to Freestylin’ D.C! Every Monday and Thursday afternoon, I'll share some of the coolest and most interesting events from my site, Free in DC. Back in the day, before blogs were popular, Washington City Paper was my main guide for all things free. I’m excited to join Arts Desk now and to [...]