Posts Tagged ‘Gems’

A Recap of SXSW Sets From Pree, Kali Uchis, and Prinze George

D.C. does Austin

Listen to GEMS’ New, Guitar-Driven “Scars”

At the stroke of midnight last night, D.C. dream-pop duo GEMS dropped “Scars”—a gorgeous new track that’s one part airy chillwave, one part club-ready banger. Though it’d fit snugly on last year’s excellent Medusa, “Scars” is noteworthy for its prominent use of guitar for more that just textural purposes. Here, it drives the melody in a swirling, [...]

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year's version of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival was a bit of a one-note affair, with a lineup dominated by danceable pop-rock bands whose music largely blended into one another.
Two of the outliers got by far the most delirious crowd responses. Rapper 2 Chainz was relegated to the secondary stage but put on an energetic set [...]

ToDo ToDay: Los Hacheros, GEMS, and Garry Winogrand

In addition to their traditional salsa arrangements, expect New York’s Los Hacheros to bring along a fair amount of joy when they perform at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The group has only been performing together since 2011, but its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike. By [...]

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz to Play 2014 Sweetlife

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, and 2 Chainz are among the acts scheduled to perform at the 2014 Sweetlife festival, the event's publicists announced today. The fest takes place May 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Other performers include Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, Hozier, Bombay Bicycle Club, ASTR, Spirit Animal, That [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

Genre Dysphoria: The Best D.C. Music of 2013

With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad Sex Edition

House of Cards' second season will debut on Valentine's Day. [AP]
Local author Manil Suri takes home the Bad Sex in Fiction prize. [New York Times]
GEMS releases an uncut version of "Medusa." [All Things Go]
All Songs Considered names the best music of the year. [NPR]
The 15 best music venues in D.C., according to DCist. [DCist]
Keep your [...]

Arts Roundup: Welcome Back, Caverns Edition

Bohemian Caverns will reopen this week. [Arts Desk]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to retire early, move his DeVos Institute to University of Maryland. [Arts Desk]
The Office of Planning wants to bring art, design to office lobbies. [East City Art]
President Obama loves to belt it out. [WJLA]
Ne-Yo was here. [Post]
Look: Photos of GEMS at U [...]

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