Posts Tagged ‘Frodus’

Jason Hamacher, a Punk “Drummer With a Camera,” Is Now a Syrian-Art Preservationist

It’s spring’s first balmy Saturday evening, and the Convergence parking lot is packed. The Alexandria church and community arts center regularly hosts punk shows for neighborhood teens, but today, the reception area is filled with an incongruous combination of young church families, foreign dignitaries, and 30-something punks in Replacements T-shirts and full-sleeve tattoos. Meanwhile, the [...]

Kickstart This: Zoneplex, Lawnmower Racing, DDP

in which, in the spirit of our recent D.C. Giving Guide, we recommend some worthy Kickstarter projects

THE PROJECT: Zoneplex, a new board game (!) masterminded by former D.C. indie vet Shelby Cinca (Frodus, The Cassettes) and his pal Kenny Jakobsson, in which you, a warrior monk, must gain control of an alien pyramid spacecraft at the center [...]

Ex-Frodus Band Regents Plays Black Cat Sunday

With former members of D.C. spazzcore band Frodus, Richmond, Va., screamo vets The Exploder, and Harrisonburg, Va., legends Maximillian Colby, Regents is bringing back the screamy post-hardcore you may or may not miss.
Fans of tightly executed, mathy, aggressive '90s punk should pick up Regents' new seven-inch on Lovitt Records, available this Sunday at the band's [...]

Frodus Releases New 7-Inch, Teases Collaborations With Members of Refused and Darkest Hour

You thought they were dead. It was only a ruse: The great D.C. spazzcore outfit Frodus tracked two new songs and remade an older one during its too-brief 2009 reunion stint, and just last week, Lovitt Records released the results, the Soundlab 1 7-inch. You won't find the songs on iTunes—the tracks are available digitally [...]

Shudder to Tweet

Sampling the thought streams of D.C. musicians past and present.
Kingpen Slim:
-This dude at ihop got so many waves, even his baby hair shape up re growth on his neck got waves lol this is a brushing mofo
-2 things I never leave the house without, a watch & some cologne, tonites selection Michael kors [...]

I Think We’re Not in Kansas House Anymore

Over the last 15 years, Kansas House, a tiny four-bedroom home in Arlington, has seen members of bands that recorded for almost every D.C. record label—Dischord, Teenbeat, Slowdime, Simple Machines—crash on its floors, perform in its living room, or be thoroughly revolted by its rat-infested basement.
Kansas House is not a club. Shows happen there once [...]

Reading Room

A quick roundup of music-related articles
–Song By Toad interviews Grandaddy's Jason Lytle about his forthcoming solo record.
–The Washington Post's David Malitz reviews a bunch of recent indie-rock records.
–Baltimore City Paper's Michael Byrne profiles Frodus.
–Colour Me Impressed asks Title Tracks ten questions.

Frodus Announce East Coast Tour

When Frodus Conglomerate International decided to reunite for the first time in 10-years, its initial appearances were rather exclusive. There was a single, quietly announced, performance Murky Coffee and then two quick shows at SXSW for, you know, for industry insiders. At any rate, the larger public, suffering greatly amidst the collapse of capitalism, was [...]

SXSW Recap: Saturday

Lovitt Records Showcase: I had been looking forward to this showcase all week, since it was a chance to visit with some D.C. folks and familiars—Lovitt being a local record label, and all—in a city with better than average Mexican food. Also, I heard there was going to be free Vitamin Water, but it was [...]

Frodus Is Back(!) And Playing Murky Coffee On Wednesday

Big News: Frodus is playing Murky Coffee in Arlington on Wednesday night. Yes, Frodus is back together, at least temporarily.
Show starts around 9. Get there early.
We just talked to Shelby Cinca and got the back story on this surprise reunion. Apparently, the ground work for a full-fledged reunion show started last October at the Embassy [...]