Posts Tagged ‘gentrification’

Listen to a New Chain and the Gang Song, Watch a New Chain and the Gang Video

When Ian Svenonius, per his anti-gentrification salvo "Devitalize," has turned back D.C.'s tide of cool bars, soaring property values, and, um, sanitary sewage infrastructure, will the rest of us also dress like we stepped out of a mid-'80s Kix concert? Spiv and his Chain and the Gang bandmates look appropriately trashy in the new, awesomely green-screened video for "Devitalize," [...]

Arts Roundup: Blue Sunshine Edition

The chair of Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees resigns. [Arts Desk, Post]
U.S. Royalty releases unintentionally funny promo video for its forthcoming album, Blue Sunshine. [D.C. Music Download]
Some tickets may still be available for the Kennedy Center's Book of Mormon. [AP via WTOP]
D.C. theater community, meet the Welders. [Post]
The Housing for All campaign sponsors a cool film [...]

Arts Roundup: More Gold Leaf, Bluebrain, and Gentrification

Pitchfork Gets In On the Bluebrain Action: In advance of Bluebrain's newest "location-aware album"—which will be based on New York's Central Park—P4K chats to the brothers about video games, the "needless distinction" between "what exists in the virtual world and what’s existing in the physical world," and the future of location-based music. And yup, Ryan Holladay references [...]

Woolly Mammoth Clybourne Park Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Who's got two thumbs and can spot a Pulitzer winner a year out?
Aight, I may be exaggerating my prognosticatin' prowess, if not the number and quality of my thumbs. But I was most enthusiastic at this time last year about Woolly's production of Clybourne Park, the sharply observed race-and-gentrification play that today snagged playwright [...]