Posts Tagged ‘e.d. sedgwick’

E.D. in the E.U.: Kolin, Czech Republic

I realize that our show tonight in Warsaw, Poland, is not in Warsaw, but in Wroclaw, Poland, and that the show is canceled. In lieu of playing Poland, our Czech booking agent books a last-minute show in Kolin, a small town with a charming square much like Hradec Kralove, and only about 50 km from [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We leave our Soviet-style hostel and begin the second day of our search for laundry.
A hurried consultation with the promoter from Usti Nad Labem reveals that there is a laundromat in Hradec Kralove, the next difficult-to-pronounce town we will play, but that, like [...]

Show No. 11: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a hostel near Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport. With a short drive to the next show, we have too much time on our hands and wander around downtown Prague for a few hours, unsuccessfully trying to do laundry. Laundromats, it turns [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Leipzig, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic

I fall on hard times that derail my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. My editors call frantically from WCP headquarters at 2390 Champlain St. NW. "Where is the next update?" they demand, threatening to stop payment on my $10,000 advance. "The future of journalism is on the line!"
We [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Wurzburg, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We awake in the band sleeping quarters of a venue built into a former Nazi bunker in Trier. The clothes I have washed in a sink and placed on the radiator to dry are actually dry. On the way out the door, the [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Aachen, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a small room in Potsdam above the club we played the night before. Like many rooms in Charles Dickens novels, the room is heated by a coal stove. Bricks of coal lie in a bucket by the stove. Singer L. [...]

Arts Roundup: Disparaging Remarks Edition

Bad Brains' Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Spinner]
In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre's after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
Maxmillion Dunbar's new track, "Woo," gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky's positive review [...]

ToDo ToDay: Stephen Colbert! Street Art! Comedy!

There’s only one person who thinks that he can “singlebookedly” restore America to the greatness that it never had, and it’s Stephen Colbert. The mock pundit and host of The Colbert Report has penned another dictum on the state of the union: America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t. It takes all the bombastic opinions that Colbert [...]

E.D. Sedgwick Wears White, Discusses We Wear White

There's something vaguely "Tim and Eric" about this promotional video, in which E.D. Sedgwick chitchats about elements of his upcoming album, We Wear White, which Dischord Records will release on Nov. 20. If it seems mildly un-Dischord to make a promotional video and also make it weird, consider that Sedgwick has always been weird.

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW—The End

We wake up in Knoxville, Tenn., and drive to Harrisonburg, Va. It is the last day of our SXSW tour.
We exit I-40 at Dolly Parton's Dollywood to eat at a much-praised pancake house. We find that the pancake house is closed. I eat French fries and a garden salad at a Wendy’s near the highway.
Not [...]

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