Michael Ian Black has had his hands in a lot of cookie jars over the years—first as a member of The State’s comedy collective, and later for his roles in Wet Hot American Summer and the TV series Ed. Even if Black is a little older and slightly less awkward now, expect a few summer camp references to sneak into his [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Foul Swoops’
At the center of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful sits Elliot, an Iraq combat veteran struggling to acclimate to life back at home in Philadelphia while working as a Subway sandwich artist. His emotional challenges collide with a group of drug addicts leaning on each other for support in an online chat room. As the [...]
It’s easy to forget that Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal’s enigmatic leader, was once a twee-pop maestro. The group’s new album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, harkens sweetly back to the days of Cherry Peel and The Gay Parade, reemphasizing, for the first time in at least 10 years, simple guitars over glittery synths. It’ll be interesting to see how the change [...]
D.C.-area punk trio Dudes has been around for barely a month, with only two shows under its belt. But it's already got a debut album, and it decided on a title that takes a sardonic jab at its own youth: The full-length is called Greatest Hits, and it came out just last week on Bandcamp.
Guitarist and [...]
Northern Virginia punx Foul Swoops released a new music video early today—a splashy twofer for their songs "Shot in the Dark" and "Good Looks."
Directed by new keyboardist Michelle Peña, the video shows band members Laurie Spector, Devin Connell, and Sean Connell—plus special guest Maya Bowman—standing around and looking cool in various D.C.-area locations. There's a [...]
For an exhibit titled “The Salon of Little Deaths,” the Hamiltonian Gallery’s current production doesn’t show much sex. But in the works of Milana Braslavsky, there’s a not-too-subtle sexuality at play. Read more >>> The show is on view Tuesdays to Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m., to June 15 at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, [...]
It’s been more than 20 years since New York R&B trio SWV dropped its huge debut, It’s About Time. Tragically, the group split in 1998, turning its attention to things like school and parenthood. But after years of silence, Coko, Lelee, and Taj reunited in 2005 and last year released I Missed Us, their first group effort [...]
How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]
Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]
Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms' peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]
The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]
Drunk History films [...]
Foul Swoops, the scuzziest punks in Northern Virginia, dropped a doozy of a new song early this morning. According to the trio's Soundcloud page, "Good Looks" was recorded in Arlington by Nikhil Ranade (formerly of Calibos) last November, and the Swoops promise more to come.
The band has two local shows coming up: It plays Red Onion [...]
For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and DCHeavyMetal.com's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]