Posts Tagged ‘Harness Flux’

ToDo ToDay: “Welcome to Nightvale,” Mardi Gras Snacks, and Baby Bry Bry

Some readers have reported strange occurrences in the area this past week. They say it sounded like angels, or maybe show promoters, speaking in hushed, excited tones about an upcoming live performance of a podcast called “Welcome to Night Vale.” Some report the voices say the show takes place in the fictional desert town of [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Poetry, Red Speedo, and Sunwolf

Given the surplus of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost texts on high school reading lists, you’d think that rural Massachusetts was the only important place in the history of American poetry. D.C. historians beg to differ. Celebrate this city's poetic history at George Washington University’s Gelman Library tonight, where a variety of poetry advocates will [...]

ToDo ToDay: Surveillance Art, Page to Stage Festival, and Tropicalia’s Birthday

As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Civil Rights Exhibits, Superhero Art, and Lots of Local Rock

Fifty years after the March on Washington, D.C.’s museums have mounted several notable exhibits that look back on a critical period of the Civil Rights movement. Now, the Newseum throws its hat into the ring with an exhibit dedicated to the student activists who launched some of the most significant demonstrations of the 1960s. Visitors [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

One Track Mind: Harness Flux, “Stockholders”

Standout Track: “Stockholders” is a crispy, noisy introduction to guitarist-vocalist John Masters’ new solo project. Masters, the former frontman of inactive band Metropolitan and drummer of The Cheniers, focuses his energy on a Sonic Youth-style guitar riff that loops and loops to a backdrop of sustained tones. “We’ve got access/ She’s got nothing/ We’ve got [...]

ToDo ToDay: Listening Lounge

D.C. Listening Lounge’s informal monthly meetings invite sound lovers and the sound-curious to discover new ways of listening. Attendees bring bird calls, their families’ recorded oral history, found recordings, their own music, and whatever else, encouraging discussion of the sounds’ effect on the listener. Jocelyn Frank, one of the group’s managing facilitators, says there are [...]

...