Posts Tagged ‘Hometown Sounds’

ToDo ToDay: “The Power of Two,” Heavy Breathing, and a Mexican Celebration

It’s called “The Power of Two,” but more than one duo is behind tonight’s power-duet cabaret at Arena Stage. For starters, there’s the pair of singers who are reuniting for what should be a beautiful evening, Nicholas Rodriguez and Eleasha Gamble. They’re back to sing a show arranged by two theaters, under the direction of [...]

Arts Roundup: Al Green Cancels Edition

Al Green cancels his appearance at the White House's "Memphis Soul" concert, citing back injury. This isn't the first time the soul legend has bailed on the Obamas. [Post]
... but Justin Timberlake still made it. [Post]
After more than seven years on the job, Rep Stage's artistic director steps down. [Post]
NoMa Summer Screen schedule announced. [Frozen [...]

Listen Local First Plans a D.C. Music App

D.C.'s most enthusiastic group of music-scene boosters, Listen Local First, turns 1 today. And they're working on a local-music app.
Listen Local First, you'll remember, founded Local Music Day and sent the "mobile venue" pictured above to South by Southwest to highlight D.C. performers. The group has agitated for music-friendly government policies, like the establishment of [...]

Arts Roundup: Garbage Zone Edition

D.C. looks at proposals for renovation of MLK Library [Post]
An installation of made-up, anachronistic posters for failed political campaigns—groovy. [Style Blog]
The latest podcast of local tunes from Hometown Sounds [Pink Line]
Five awesome bassists, because The Make-Up's Michelle Mae is an awesome bassist [Express]
Video of The Make-Up's surprise D.C. show from earlier this year. [All Our [...]

Radio Free D.C.

You've got a few more workday listening options, beginning this month. ESL Music, the label owned by local chill purveyors Thievery Corporation, launched an online radio station today, and it is so, so, so chill. How chill? So chill it's been playing the same chill loop—glossy keys, crowd noise, Rasta-voiced hypeman—since I tuned in like [...]

Hometown Sounds, An All-Local Radio Station, Is Now Live

As DCist previously reported, Paul Vodra, or DJ P.Vo, recently launched a new internet radio station, Hometown Sounds, featuring music exclusively from the D.C. area. The tunes stream 24/7 and run the gamut from Chuck Brown to Minor Threat, organized by genre blocks. I tuned in to the rock block today and caught a great [...]