Posts Tagged ‘Eric Hilton’

Arts Roundup: Alley Cry Edition

Plus: The New York Times profiles Eric Hilton.

Just How Funky is the Funk Parade?

Is it like rhinestone shades and matching knee-high boots, or more like "God Bless America" played on handbells?

Why Patty Boom Boom is Closing, and Why There’s a Silver Lining

"A lot of folks actually believe that [Patty Boom Boom] is a black-owned business...and I’m like, 'No, it’s not like that.'"

Even Ian Hilton Thinks This Brixton Diss Track Is Catchy

Indie rocker Jack on Fire wants to burn down the Brixton.

How to Listen to the New Thievery Corporation Album at Eric Hilton’s Bars

Let us stipulate up front that Saudade, the newest full-length by the D.C. production duo Thievery Corporation, is last-call music—an album to half-listen to after your fourth or fifth Vieux Carre as you weigh whether to hail an Uber or push on ’til daylight. Like every record by Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, it’s an [...]

Arts Roundup: Pelecanos’ Manly Tank Top Edition

Arena Stage and Washington Post critic Peter Marks will host conversation series about issues in American theater. [Post]
Smokin' hot crime writer George Pelecanos endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [Loose Lips]
Fort Belvoir has the precious art—now it just needs a museum to put it in. [Post]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton is (again) transforming one of his 14th [...]

Arts Roundup: Techno-Feudalistic Gulag Edition

Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says he won't offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a "techno-feudalistic gulag." [Huffington Post D.C.]
WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial [...]

ToDo ToDay: Sloan! Slater Milkshakes!

Sloooooooooooan! The Toronto-via-Halifax indie rockers have been kicking it for more than 20 years now, steadily releasing albums and touring as if they put out 1992’s Peppermint EP yesterday. Tonight, the band plans to play the entirety of its second album, Twice Removed, which it recently reissued as a three-LP deluxe edition.  Sloan’s sweet harmonies, well-placed handclaps, slick [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

One Track Mind: The Archives

The Archives
The Archives
Standout Track: No. 2, “Ghetto Gone Uptown,” the closest thing to a love ballad on The Archives’ self-titled debut—even if it’s about oppression and civil unrest. The Archives are a coalition of reggae veterans organized in part by Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton. On their new record (also produced by Hilton), they deliver a [...]