Posts Tagged ‘Henry Rollins’

Arts Roundup: Erotica Night Edition

Henry Rollins tells a story of a former D.C. punk gone down a dismal path. [LA Weekly]
How did this white Jewish guy in Fairfax amass one of the country's largest private collections of African American historical artifacts? [Post]
If you run a theater company in D.C., what are your venue options? [Post]
Awesome Con D.C. starts a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

Photos: D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam @ 9:30 Club

Sunday night's "D.C Funk-Punk Throwback Jam," one of the nostalgic events tied to the opening of the new Corcoran exhibit "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s," drew a crowd as diverse as the lineup. Young and old fans of local go-go and punk from D.C.'s '80s packed the 9:30 Club for more than [...]

Photos: Pump Me Up

Pump Me Up Opening, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Feb. 22nd.

ToDo ToDay: The Intersections Festival and Nonstop D.C. Nostalgia

For once, you don’t have to trek to National Harbor to see world-class circus performers: The Intersections Festival is bringing an evening of big-tent entertainment to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. The center ring event, “Magic in the Air,” will showcase local acrobats twisting in silks and spinning in suspended hoops, [...]

Spray of Reckoning: How Cool “Disco” Dan Became a D.C. Mascot

Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a [...]

Corcoran Gallery Announces “Pump Me Up” Party

The day before the Corcoran unveils "Pump Me Up," its retrospective on D.C.'s punk and go-go subcultures in the 1980s, the gallery plans to host a soirée with curator Roger Gastman and guest DJ Henry Rollins. The party takes place Feb. 22 at the gallery's Beaux-Arts building on 17th Street NW.
"Pump Me Up" will take a [...]

“America Is Getting a Huge Civics Lesson”: Talking “Capitalism” with Henry Rollins

Renaissance man Henry Rollins is a musician, author, actor, and TV and radio host, but his first, best destiny is as a stage storyteller, a calling he's followed for nearly three decades. Like everything else in America, his two-to-three-hour monologues have become increasingly political since the presidency of George W. Bush. As he did in [...]

Arts Roundup: Scary Henry Rollins Edition

Seth Hurwitz and Co. might be interested in running a music venue at The Wharf in Southwest [Washington Business Journal]
The National Museum of African American History and Culture breaks ground today [Washington Post]
Red is Arena Stage's highest-grossing nonmusical production [Washington Post]
In a 2005 interview, Henry Rollins dishes on his USO tour, Ian Mackaye, and his anger at George [...]

Why Slate Is Wrong About D.C.

On Wednesday, Slate published a piece by Matthew Yglesias about why D.C. is, essentially, a terrible place for young, creative people to live.
The article has since flown about social media, causing many a sad emoticon and, apparently, excessive vomiting. The jab is all the more painful because there is some truth to it–D.C. is [...]

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