The trailblazing post-punk band The Raincoats plays at Comet Ping Pong on Sept. 17 as part of a North American tour supporting the reissue of its 1981 album Odyshape. (Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon wrote the liner notes to this new version.) Exciting as The Raincoats is by itself, Comet booker Sasha Lord emailed Arts Desk late [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Felt Letters’
If you catch Ian Svenonius live these days, he's probably fronting Chain & the Gang or MCing a garage-rock cruise. But the best Svenonius project in recent years may be the least heralded: Felt Letters, his improvisational band with Tom Bunnell and Fugazi's Brendan Canty. In early 2010, Washington City Paper wrote about instant classic "600,000 [...]
Here's my most tragic music story of 2010: My external harddrive, containing a huge chunk of my music collection, died a few weeks ago, or so it seems. So it's possible I'm omitting a song or two from this list of my favorite local songs of the year. That's my story and I'm sticking to [...]
Yes, we've already chewed on Deerhunter a lot this week. Let the chewing continue!
Ryan Little: As a relative newcomer to Deerhunter's spacey tuneage, I have to say Halcyon Digest is a welcome push toward more accessible songwriting. Cryptograms lost me in the ether for a bit, and this album feels more anchored. I'm interested to [...]
A round-up of recently released vinyl records by D.C.-based labels and bands
Mingering Mike & The Big D: "There's Nothing Wrong With You Baby Pts. 1&2"
The first ever vinyl release from enigmatic D.C. soul musician/artist Mingering Mike. Originally put to tape by Mike and his cousin, Big D, in a bedroom, "There's Nothing Wrong With You [...]