Posts Tagged ‘Foul Swoops’

ToDo ToDay: “The Salon of Little Deaths” and Hothouse Happy Hour

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, [...]

ToDo ToDay: SWV! Janka Nabay! Memorial Day!

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

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 [...]

Listen: Foul Swoops’ “Good Looks”

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 [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Any Day Now Opens! Night Market at Ulysses Room!

A closeted gay lawyer named Paul (Garret Dillahunt) catches the eye of a star drag queen, Rudy (Alan Cumming) who lives in a West Hollywood slum. What begins as a hook-up quickly turns to love. OK, so Any Day Now starts out feeling pretty clichéd. But its twist is what makes it resonate. Read more [...]

ToDo ToDay: Vote! Eat! Celebrate!

Don’t spend tonight watching election results at some boring, pricey cash-bar party. A couple venues have the right idea, like Busboys & Poets, which plans to broadcast results at all their locations throughout the day, and the Kennedy Center, where an “Election Night Jam” in the Grand Foyer will show results while Jason Moran and [...]

ToDo Today: Foul Swoops at Black Cat

Ian Svenonius is a man of many backing bands, but when his Chain & the Gang closed the season of free concerts at Fort Reno a few weeks back, the supporting players were notable for their youth: Rather than tap his usual pool of fellow D.C.-punk lifers for assistance, Spiv turned to the barely twentysomethings [...]

ToDo ToDay: Charlotte Rampling’s Serious Life

For Charlotte Rampling, the outstanding actress and once all-powerful Euro diva, life is serious business. It’s in her heavy eyelids, her penchant for intense and sometimes controversial roles (The Night Porter), and The Look, the biography directed by first-timer Angelina Maccarone. Divided into sections with vaguely pretentious names like “exposure,” “age,” “beauty,” “demons,” and “taboo,” The Look [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Fall for the Book Festival

George Mason University's Fall for the Book Festival kicked off yesterday and runs through the end of the week, wrapping up right before the National Book Festival on the Mall. Today at 3 p.m., dancer and Balanchine protégé Jacques d'Amboise chats about his book, I Was a Dancer; at 4:30 p.m., novelist Tayari Jones (Leaving Atlanta, The [...]

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