I've never quite been able to grasp the Dillinger Escape Plan live. How the band manages to play some of the most complex, intricately composed music while hanging from rafters, crowdsurfing, or just generally freaking out like almost no other band in existence will always be a mystery to me. It's been a few years [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Hardcore’
Sunday’s “D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam” at the 9:30 Club rounds out a trifecta of events looking back at D.C.’s cultural underground in the '80s, along with the Corcoran’s Pump Me Up exhibit and the debut of the documentary film The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan. Appropriately, its mixed bill showcases D.C.’s two best known musical [...]
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 [...]
Gail Dines is a sociologist and anti-porn feminist. Hew new book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, describes how the porn industry grew out of control and evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Dines examines the effects of porn on our psychology, and argues that for the sake or our sexuality, we should reject inauthentic [...]
First there was Breathe Carolina, which Rise Records heralded as the creators of "an entire new genre," and now there's Watch Out! Theres Ghosts [sic], an "experimental/live electronics" duo from California. If this is Rise's idea of signing new, "ground-breaking" talent, I've got news for the Oregon-based hardcore label: The new stuff blows. It's terrible [...]
If Breathe Carolina is any indication of the direction in which post-hardcore is headed, EATMEWHILEIMHOT! is either ahead of the curve or trying desperately to catch up (notice that EMWIH & BC share a thing for dirty-boy glamour shots).
EMWIH's early releases suggest that the members of the band (one of whom is Nevershoutnever's Christian/vegetarian Christoph(f?)er [...]