Posts Tagged ‘Foul Swoops’

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Avi Buffalo, Foul Swoops

A lot has changed in the year since doll-haired Australian chanteuse Sia Furler postponed the tour behind her latest release, We Are Born, due to her struggle with Graves’ disease. For one, she got healthier and more confident behind a flood of support at home and abroad. She also landed a gig [...]

WCP Does SXSW: Windian Records Throws Stones

Every March, South by Southwest corrals the music industry in Austin, Texas. Record labels, publicists, and hip blogs program warring bills throughout the Texas capital’s 200 venues; red-eyed bands cram eight gigs into three days. The taco trucks are superb. Everybody’s there.
But Travis Jackson, the owner and founder of Windian Records, is opting out this year.
“Talking [...]

The Year in One Track Minds: A Final Post About 2010

Our One Track Mind feature–a brief but in-depth look at the process behind a single song—is one of our favorite ways to keep up with D.C.'s musical output. In 2010, we published 45 of them. Looking back, we—shocker!—picked up lots of rock tracks in 2010, with hip-hop coming in second place. There was also scattered [...]

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