Posts Tagged ‘Drunken Sufis’

ToDo ToDay: Fanfare Ciocărlia, A New Wine Bar, and So Much Local Music

The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

ToDo ToDay: 48 Hour Film Project! Collapser!

Sometimes the most daunting thing to an artist is an empty canvas, a blank page, or just a general lack of vision. If you’re a filmmaker, the best way to push through that barrier might be the 48 Hour Film Project. On a Friday night, participating artists are assigned a character, a prop, [...]

Coming in 2012: New (Old) Travis Morrison Tunes

Well, this is awkward. Washington City Paper contributor (and Tereu Tereu singer) Ryan Little is launching a new record label with his buddy Tommy Siegel (of Jukebox the Ghost and Drunken Sufis), and, obviously, we'd usually feel kind of weird about plugging it.
But screw it, because the first release on Bad Friend Records is pretty [...]

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. [...]

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