Posts Tagged ‘Drop Electric’

Drop Electric to Get Existential, Explore Possibilities of Sound at Artisphere

On last year’s Waking Up to the Fire, D.C. experimental-pop group Drop Electric managed to create a record that felt more like a visceral experience than a mere collection of songs. With the band’s show at Artisphere this Saturday, a performance in conjunction with the arts center's "Fermata" exhibition, the band will look to expand that effect into something [...]

ToDo ToDay: Camera Obscura, Olivia Neutron-John, and De La Soul

Camera Obscura is content with its melancholy; in fact, that’s kind of the band’s thing. After a four-year break, the band returned in late 2013 with Desire Lines, a critically acclaimed album full of arresting pop laments, this time recorded in Portland, Ore. If you’re a fan of the old stuff, you’ll be happy to know [...]

ToDo ToDay: Popcorn and Pasties, Dischord vs. Teenbeat, and Nipsey Hussle

As a promoter of films that run 15 minutes or less, DC Shorts understands that audiences enjoy a little variety. For Pasties and Popcorn, this weekend’s collaboration with local burlesque troupe Tilted Torch, DC Shorts will intersperse film screenings with belly dance routines, hoop dances, and other quirky variety acts. Read more >>> The films show [...]

Arts Roundup: Remiiiix! Edition

The Helen Hayes Awards will change venues and formats this year. [Post]
Listen to a go-go take on Lorde's "Royals." [Post]
Northern Virginia's RDGLDGRN drops a new video with an assist from Dave Grohl and Pharrell. [Huffington Post]
Drop Electric also releases a new music video, though without celebrity endorsements. [D.C. Music Download]
Ex-9:30 Club booking manager Lisa White [...]

Living in Synth: A Flowchart (and Playlist!) for D.C.’s Electronic-Pop Scene

Guitars clang on in Washington, D.C. But they could soon be tied with synthesizers, computers, and weird sound effects.
The District has never lacked for synth-based music, but the last few years have felt like an especially fertile time for synthpop in particular; now we’ve reached the point where there seems to be one local synth- [...]

Arts Roundup: Rich People Hoarding Their Money Edition

The District is making way for a movie theater near Nationals Park. [Washington Business Journal]
Michael Kaiser says the wealthy shouldn't be pressured to support the arts, but rather gently coaxed into it like a puppy into a warm bath. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Playwright Patricia Connelly crunches the numbers on locally grown plays. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Now's your chance [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]
Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]
If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz Edition

2 Chainz acquitted of his Maryland drug charge. [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]
More about the massive Glenstone museum expansion in Potomac [Architect]
WAMU on D.C. band Ugly Purple Sweater, whose Columbia Heights anthem "DC USA" we named "Best Local Ode." [WAMU]
Rolling Stone deems 9:30 Club the "Best Big Room in America." [Rolling Stone]
Watch: A new, heavy [...]

This Week In WCP Arts: The Master, Not So Masterful

Tricia Olszewski leads this week's arts section with her take on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, which she says it's "expertly crafted and acted," but with some damning plot failures. She follows with her take on Josh Radnor's rom-com Liberal Arts, concluding that maybe dude should stick to doing sitcoms.
In theater, Rebecca Ritzel praises Round [...]

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