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Posts Tagged ‘Gems’
Bang Salon presents: Foul Swoops, Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Golden Looks, Beauty Pill
D.C. does Austin
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]