Posts Tagged ‘HR’

ToDo ToDay: Yo La Tengo, HR, and a Free Arcade

Embrace your inner child this weekend with fairy tale plays and classic arcade games.

ToDo ToDay: HR! The Mantles! Videodrome!

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the National Portrait Gallery, the museum is recognizing the event with a new exhibit that honors the man and the work he did. There’s enough in the exhibit to keep casual history fans engaged, but [...]

Dawne Langford Preps a New Documentary About Bad Brains’ HR, Finding Joseph I

One of punk rock’s most mercurial frontmen, Bad Brains’ HR has built a reputation on his seemingly limitless energy—and erratic behavior. Now in progress, the locally produced documentary Finding Joseph I—which exceeded its $38,000 Kickstarter goal this week—is one of two new films that explores the complicated relationship between HR and his bandmates. Washington City Paper [...]

Arts Roundup: Summer Slump Edition

The Post drops its summer arts preview. [Post]
The Kickstarter campaign for an in-progress documentary about Bad Brains' HR is close to meeting its goal. [Kickstarter]
Where to see movies outside this season [WTOP] [DCist]
Shirlington gets a music festival. [ARLnow]
Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan gets laid off. Bummer. [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Don’t Be Bored: The War on Drugs

Slave Ambient, the latest from The War on Drugs, is adorned with hazy blue-and-red artwork that suits the album’s warm, swirling sound. The Philadelphia band places a premium on production: Soupy, Spiritualized-esque atmospherics surround Adam Granduciel’s Tom Petty sneer, and even the tunes themselves meld together at times, softened by Eno-like sonic washes. Yet Slave Ambient [...]

Sunday: HR Band Goes DIY

Do you spend your days watching footage from now-legendary ‘80s hardcore shows? Do you feel like you missed something youthful and political? Do you still hate Ronald Reagan even all these years? Well, what better way to celebrate the former president’s recent birthday than with former Bad Brains frontman, HR, at an underground punk show? [...]

Jennifer Gilmore, Interviewed

Not many novelists reviewed in the New York Times are writing about Bad Brains shows in Washington, D.C., circa 1979. But Jennifer Gilmore, with her new novel Something Red, has somehow written a popular work of fiction in which H.R. is a minor player. We asked Gilmore, who's in town this week for several readings, [...]