Posts Tagged ‘Hume’

A Boozy Brunch With Imperial China

We’re halfway done with our meal when Imperial China frontman Brian Porter says to his bandmate Matthew Johnson, “Patrick is giving away his drum kit.” He delivers the news in a matter-of-fact way, as if it’s a foregone conclusion, and Johnson is not exactly surprised. (Update: Gough denies the allegations.) Instead, he’s a little sad and [...]

ToDo ToDay: Becky Shaw Opens! Imperial China Hangs It Up!

As terrible as they are, bad dates provide the best stories. That kind of sick glee shines through in Round House Theatre’s new production of Becky Shaw, Gina Gionfriddo’s 2008 play about one of those horrible encounters. When newlyweds Suzanna and Andrew arrange a date between their friends Max and Becky, it seems like nothing can [...]

Imperial China Announces Its Final Show

Bummer: D.C. experimental punk band Imperial China has decided to break up. On its website, the band writes:
After three albums and 94 shows, Imperial China has decided to call it quits so we can focus on our jobs and new music projects. Our last show will be Wednesday, May 29, at the Black Cat with [...]

Label of the Reconstruction: Sockets Records Was There When D.C. DIY Got Weird

The “yoga room” on the second floor of Sean Peoples’ house hasn’t had space for sun salutations for a while now. “The last people who owned it had been burning incense and whatever else,” Peoples says as he leads me from his own quarters across the hall. These days, the extra room doesn’t scream tranquility: [...]

Along With Its Label Sockets, Hume Is Coming to an End

Black Cat patrons won't just have Sockets Records to mourn on Feb. 2, when the local label of indie rock and various other eccentric sounds celebrates its eight-year run and then calls it a day. The concert will also be the final performance of Hume, the spacey prog-pop band formed in D.C. by guitarist and [...]

Body Wishes’ Drone Jams Are Good for Brunch (and Other Meals, Too)

The next time local DIY venue The Cherch hosts a drone brunch—the inaugural one took place two weekends ago, and featured drone music from Insect Factory and Layne Garrett—they should book Body Wishes, a minimalist project from Hume guitarist Peter Tran. Body Wishes performs tonight at another D.C. DIY space, and you can get yourself primed with [...]

Hume’s “Phasing” Is Pop Concrète

File under evolutionary leaps: Hume—a prog-pop band that this blog has followed very closely—left D.C. last summer for a 100-acre property in Argyle, N.Y. There, the four members played music all day, every day, and otherwise lived communally and "holistically," drummer Wilson Kemp said at the time: "We made great creative strides in a pretty finite [...]

Ryan Little’s 10 Best Local Tracks of 2011

I didn't realize how great a year it's been for music in D.C. until I started compiling this list. While I didn't hear many landmark, career-defining albums in 2011, there were a ton of great songs from both young and veteran artists. Whatever D.C.'s reputation, there's a healthy community of smart, ambitious musicmakers in this [...]

Hume Keeps on Slippin’ Slippin’ Slippin’ Slippin’ Slippin’

The art-tainted/prog-damaged* dudes of Hume left town awhile ago for a fall tour. What's the net result? It's a screwed & chopped version of a Steve Miller song set to some C-grade sci-fi clips. But hey, if you're gonna drag yourself Around The Indie-Rock Circuit In 80 Days, it's probably better to bring back "a [...]

Double Dagger Might Be Dead By the End of Its Last Show

Last month Baltimore post-punk trio Double Dagger announced it was breaking up after a little more than nine years together. The six-paragraph note on the band's site sums up the bittersweet nature of Double Dagger's demise, which is taking place simply because, in their words, it's just time.
Followers of vocalist Nolen Strals, bassist Bruce Willen, [...]

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