Posts Tagged ‘e.d. sedgwick’

Arts Roundup: How to Really, Really Piss Off Baltimore City Paper Edition

House of Cards will film that motorcade scene in D.C. after all. [WBJ]
GEICO spotlights D.C. band Shark Week for a condescending and misinformed little video about Baltimore's music scene; Baltimore City Paper freaks out. [Baltimore City Paper]
Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison on the key to celebrity: "I should just twerk more onstage." [Esquire]
Here are a bunch of priceless [...]

ToDo ToDay: Lost Civilizations! The Poker Night!

The D.C. Jazz Fest has begun again, and amid its traditional lineup you might find yourself yearning for something a little more bananas. Look to Lost Civilizations, the super-improvised collaboration between reed player Mike Sebastian and multi-instrumentalist T. A. Zook. Read more >>> Lost Civilizations performs with Sansyou and Cigarbox Planetarium at the Tree House [...]

ToDo ToDay: Slumberland Showcase! Alex Bleeker! Rap Parables!

Twenty-four years after its founding in Silver Spring, Slumberland Records remains a caretaker of the past and future of noisy indie pop. But at tonight’s showcase at Comet Ping Pong, expect a telling reversal: It’ll be the veterans who look for jaunty new pathways, and the rookies who look back. On Enterprising Sidewalks, its first album [...]

Arts Roundup: Art Designed by a Congressional Committee Edition

A report from Tuesday's congressional hearing on the Eisenhower Memorial quotes Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.): "...the only thing that’s worse than art designed by a committee is art designed by a congressional committee." [Post]
Peak cherry-tree bloom date pushed back to early April. [WTOP]
Why you should check out Monday nights at Bohemian Caverns. [Post]
Andrew Noz [...]

Listen: E.D. Sedgwick, “(Like A) Black President”

D.C. street vendor Royal Height's Whispers-pinching "Barack Steady" anthem might soon succumb to irrelevance, but D.C.'s E.D. Sedgwick just released a track that could carry Obama supporters through the next few years.
Dischord has put E.D.'s "(Like a) Black President" up on Soundcloud until Tuesday evening. The band has no plans to give it an official [...]

How’d D.C. Do in the Village Voice’s Music Poll? Not So Hot.

The Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop list of the year's best albums and songs isn't the only way to measure a given city's musical impact on the wider culture, and it's certainly not the best method. But this year's poll, which included ballots from hundreds of critics, certainly tells you something about how much (or [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Heilbronn, Germany and Aachen, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
Things to do in the final days of 2012 fall European tour:
Play a show booked by a Bosnian-German guy who DJs German Christmas songs at 2 a.m. at overpowering volumes. Eat his mother's incredible cooking while looking for a place to sleep in [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Jihlava, Czech Republic and Munich, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, upsetting meticulous plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. Sure, WiFi (pronounced "wee-fee" in Europe) is spotty in the Czech Republic. But my problems transcend password-protected servers: My vintage 2007 iMac laptop [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Olomouc and Brno, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, disrupting my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. "Where is your copy?" my editor screams. "The bottom is falling out of our business model, and our company's continuing profitability depends on you!"
But [...]

...