Posts Tagged ‘Encyclopedia Show’

ToDo ToDay: Frankie Cosmos, Living Out, and the Encyclopedia Show

A scan of Frankie Cosmos’ Bandcamp page might lead you to assume the New York City indie-pop singer has a problem editing herself. In just a few years, Greta Kline has uploaded hundreds of four-track-recorded songs on more than 50 releases. But at around 17 minutes, Zentropy, her first studio-made “full-length,” is a miracle of concise [...]

ToDo ToDay: Charles Bradley, Doughnuts on Wheels, and The Importance of Being Earnest

When Charles Bradley sings “Victim of Love,” the title track on his latest album, he makes the emotional point—about his affection for a woman who may never return to him—very clear, stretching out the word “victim” to multiple syllables. Singing first with a broom as a mic, Bradley later graduated to clubs, and did a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Rory Scovel, Paint Branch, and Serial Killers

A South Carolina native who cut his teeth in D.C.’s comedy scene in the middle of the last decade, Rory Scovel specializes in pushing the limits of a gag’s logical expiration. He starts his 2011 album Dilation by thanking the audience for their applause for a good 90 seconds after they’ve stopped clapping. In recent performances, he’s [...]

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