Posts Tagged ‘hotspur’

ToDo ToDay: Slumberland Showcase! Alex Bleeker! Rap Parables!

Twenty-four years after its founding in Silver Spring, Slumberland Records remains a caretaker of the past and future of noisy indie pop. But at tonight’s showcase at Comet Ping Pong, expect a telling reversal: It’ll be the veterans who look for jaunty new pathways, and the rookies who look back. On Enterprising Sidewalks, its first album [...]

The Static: A Hair Band of Sorts

The Rockville pop/rock band once known as Hotspur (whose ambitions and travails were described in depth in this 2007 City Paper story) has evolved into another pop/rock band known as The Static. The dudes commissioned a slick stop-motion video for the Maroon 5-ish song "So Wrong," and it has generated more than 600,000 YouTube hits since [...]

Photos: Shamrock Fest 2010

By now the crappy, rainy weather of last weekend is a distant memory—but it was very, very real indeed for anyone who went to the 10th annual Shamrock Fest near RFK Stadium. Although it was a sideshow to the excessive drinking that is the real reason folks go to this thing, some music did happen, [...]

The Wammies: Are Good Performances and Good Intentions Good Enough?

Once again last night, the Washington Area Music Association’s 24th Annual Wammies at the State Theatre in Falls Church exhibited the inspiring and  troubling aspects of  this self-described “umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.” Hosted [...]

Photos: Hotspur @ 9:30 Club

A couple years ago, Rockville's Hotspur was the subject of an award-winning City Paper cover story about the difficulties of making a living as a musician. Last Friday, the band played its first headlining show at the 9:30 Club, at the top of a bill featuring a slew of up-and-coming local pop-rock groups. More photos [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Hotspur, Frau Eva, Nouvelle Vague, and More


Incwell. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Hotspur, No Second Troy, Margot MacDonald Band, Boys Will Be Boys. 9:30 Club. $15.

Bo Bice. Wolf Trap. $25.

Yell County, The Courtesans, The Secret Pop Band. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

New Rock Church of Fire, Greenland, Drunk Tigers. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Sweet Interference, Tripp, Hot Coffee [...]

Weekend Music Roundup

*Due to this weekend's impending snow storm, many venues are postponing or canceling this weekend's scheduled music acts. Make sure to check the venue's individual Web sites (the links in each listing) before heading out into the cold to make sure the show you want to go to is still happening, as many are only [...]