Posts Tagged ‘government issue’

One Track Mind: Dot Dash’s “Flowers”

A peppy adrenaline rush that channels late-’70s mod revival and jangly college rock in equal measure.

Photos: History Repeated @ Velvet Lounge

John Stabb is best known as the leader of Government Issue, one the more fondly remembered bands from D.C.'s first generation of punk rock. That group still reunites from time to time, but Stabb has led other ensembles since G.I.'s original run.
Stabb's latest project is History Repeated, which was called Sleeper Agent! until recently. At the band's [...]

Are We in a Hardcore Moment?

In his cover story for this week's Washington City Paper, Mike Paarlberg thinks hard about reunion culture, and how it's trickled down to include a pretty astonishing number of reunion shows by old-school D.C. hardcore bands—several of whom have been able to pack venues like the Black Cat in recent years. For a lot of bands, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Hardcore Reunions, Fringe Prices, Meredith Bragg

Mike Paarlberg is on the cover this week with an essay grappling with the golden of punk and hardcore reunions—a phenomenon that's hit D.C. hard in the last few years. Chris Klimek leads the arts section with a look at the debate among artists and patrons over higher ticket prices at Capital Fringe. Joe Warminsky [...]

The Fort Reno Survival Kit: An Arts Desk Guide

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 17

No deep reflections or wise words this week. Just housekeeping: If one of your tweets has been immortalized in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you are forever a member of the Twitter list. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CULTURAL ELITE. Be cool about it, OK?

"I get a lot of compliments on my female figures"
"Though [...]

Free American Hardcore mp3s Include Rare D.C. Tracks

When American Hardcore: A Tribal History was first published in 2001, it was the definitive written statement of an era. Putting a focus on the guys that were there—shaved heads, rioting and all—Stephen Blush's book put the movement in the pioneering context it deserves, pouring all the attitude and sneer of Henry Rollins and Glenn [...]

Government Issue to Reunite (with J. Robbins in Tow) for DJ Stereo Faith Benefit

The late-'80s lineup of classic D.C. hardcore band Government Issue—that'd be John Stabb, J. Robbins, Tom Lyle, and Pete Moffett—is reuniting for a Dec. 11 show at the Black Cat to raise funds for DJ Stereo Faith, a well-known figure in the local alt-DJ scene who recently underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his auditory canal. [...]

Local Label Roundup: New Music from Sockets, VHF, More

Sean Peoples posted a huge update to the Sockets Records blog last night. Here's what the label has coming up:

A new HUME EP this summer, with a tour to follow.
A Laughing Man EP.
An Aaron Thompson LP, with lotsa guests.
An EP from N'Digo Rose, who plays keys in the Cornel West Theory.
A Cornel West Theory mixtape.
A Sean [...]

DC Punk 2008 Part 2: John Stabb

Second in a series of 6 articles, movie buff John Stabb of G.I. on his favorite film and show of 2008.
Best film: Iron Man. Surprisingly a far better comic book superhero story than the latest Batman one, The Dark Knight (even though Heath Ledger's wonderful portrayal of The Joker was creepy-crawly cool!) which could've been [...]