Posts Tagged ‘Helium’

Six Degrees of Separation from Ex Hex

One of D.C.'s biggest sonic exports of the year has connections to Fidel Castro, Azealia Banks, and Beavis & Butthead.

Rate of Inflation

In September, Artisphere brings Andy Warhol's celebrated 1966 installation "Silver Clouds" to Rosslyn. But not without a little help. Inflating all 150 of Warhol’s Scotchpak-made metalized plastic film balloons, and keeping them inflated, requires a lot of helium: approximately 1,850 cubic feet, according to Artisphere Executive Director José Ortiz. A global helium shortage makes that [...]

WCP Does SXSW: Wild Flag’s Mary Timony

All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
District shredder Mary Timony—of the great '90s bands Helium and Autoclave, a wealth of jarring solo product, and most recently local sleeping giant Soft Power—is in a new band.
Since announcing the existence of Wild Flag last year, a sort of [...]

The Seven or Eight Things I Like About Wild Flag’s New Single

As you might have heard, local legend Mary Timony (Helium) recently got together with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders) to form the Merge Records powerhouse that is Wild Flag. Today, NPR posted a new Wild Flag single called "Glass Tambourine." It's one half of a Record Store [...]

Yr Local Indie-Rock News: Mary Timony’s Wild Flag Signs to Merge, Fan Death Posts Fall Mix

Two quick hits:
- Pitchfork reports: D.C.'s Mary Timony, of Helium and solo work and lately Soft Power, has a new band called Wild Flag, which is now signed to Merge, and which has some West Coast dates coming up. Also in the group: Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, and The Minders' Rebecca Cole. I'll shelve [...]