Posts Tagged ‘heavy breathing’

Heavy Breathing Wants to Pound You for About Five Minutes

If you are still unfamiliar with Heavy Breathing, a band that stems from The Apes, then this new song "Wander Longer" is an epic summation of why you should get down with these people.* Whatever they do, it tends to involve the grooveness of funk and the rockness of punk, and the end results are [...]

ToDo ToDay: Contemporary Classical! A New Documentary About D.C. Murals!

For the minimalists who couldn’t get enough John Cage during the September celebration of the composer’s centennial, or were disappointed by the dining options near the National Gallery of Art, tonight’s concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center offers the chance to eat, drink, and be wowed by the avant-garde. Performing tonight are yMusic (shown) and [...]

Watch: Heavy Breathing’s Awesome NSFW Music Video

Heavy Breathing, the bizarre spawn of stoner-rock psychedelic organ group The Apes, has released the first video from its debut album, Body Problems. It's a mash-up of '70s porno, horror flicks, and pervy animation that is, yes, even weirder than the videos The Apes put out back in the day. The video's scavenged quality and [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Mike Daisey, Video Games, Audrey Tautou

Chris Klimek leads this week's arts section with his defense of embattled monologist Mike Daisey, whose The Agony of the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs will return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this summer, even though Daisey lied about some of its scenes' veracity to producers of This American Life. John Anderson reviews the Smithsonian American [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Russian Barons and Italian Punx

A Russian billionaire! Money laundering! Oil squandering! A nation hung up on Soviet-era political power games! Khodorkovsky is German director Cyril Tuschi’s largely flattering account of Mikhail Khodorkovsky—once the richest oligarch in Russia, but now just a guy who’s done time in Siberian and Finnish work camps. Khodorkovsky’s crimes? Fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and oil [...]

Don’t Be Bored: All-Local Music Edition

In a city that often looks backward musically (we get it, everybody loves Fugazi and The Dismemberment Plan), the Future Times crew is all about pushing things forward. Overseen by Mike Petillo and Andrew Field-Pickering (of the duos Protect-U and Beautiful Swimmers, shown above), the local imprint brings together global psychedelia with warm, throbbing beats [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Choked to Death on Someone Else’s Vomit

Fans of This Is Spinal Tap will understand why today is Nigel Tufnel Day: 11/11/11 honors the lame-brained rocker who had his amp’s knobs specially made to go to 11, ostensibly giving him more sonic power than the ordinary scrubs whose volume maxed out at 10. The joke still works, even if today’s music fans don’t [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Local and DIY Everything

There may just be one D.C. Sound, but there are plenty of D.C. sounds—like neo-garage rock, a steady if never massive current of local indie rock since at least the days of Pussy Galore. In the early and mid-2000s, the masters of pseudomystic local grit were The Apes, who paired Iron Butterfly organs with Stooges [...]