Posts Tagged ‘Ian MacKaye’

Vinyl Trap: A D.C. Record Fair Survival Guide

Record fans nationwide nerd out over rare releases twice a year on Record Store Day. But local vinyl collectors get an additional opportunity to swap sleeves when the D.C. Record Fair rolls around. This Sunday, the shopping celebration moves south to Arlington’s Artisphere in conjunction with the venue’s “Fermata” sound art exhibition. Local musician and [...]

Comparing Notes: Two Critics Confer on “Fermata,” Artisphere’s Aural Exhibition

In musical notation, a fermata is a symbol used to indicate when a note or rest should be sustained. It’s usually used over rest notes to indicate a grand pause. That’s not the imagery that most curators try to summon with summer exhibits.
But “Fermata,” an ambitious new exhibit on view through August 10 at Artisphere, [...]

Arts Roundup: $1.3 Million Edition

RIP D.C. jazz musician Frank Wess. [Arts Desk]
Listen to Ian MacKaye on NPR's Ask Me Another. [NPR]
Was $1.3 million too much to spend on a decorative structure for the New York Avenue bridge? [WJLA]
Green-paint vandal found incompetent to stand trial. [AP]
Elton John hits D.C. to fetch his lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. [Post]
A map [...]

Arts Roundup: Muppets Edition

Jim Henson's Muppets go to the Smithsonian. [WJLA]
The battle over Huguette Clark's estate settled; Corcoran gets $10 million and change. [Post]
This Ian MacKaye interview is worth reading. [BYT]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest raises $1 million for charity in five years. [DCist]
If the government shuts down, thousands of people will be out of work—but at least they'll have [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Ian MacKaye to Guest on NPR’s Ask Me Another

NPR quiz show Ask Me Another is coming to D.C. in October, and the special guest is punk stalwart Ian MacKaye.
On October 10, the WNYC-produced show will tape in front of an audience at NPR's Studio 1. MacKaye will join host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton to talk about Dischord and whatnot, but the [...]

Ian MacKaye Says Urban Outfitters’ Minor Threat T-Shirts Are Legitimate

Hey, look, teens of America: You can buy a kewl Minor Threat T-shirt for $28 at Urban Outfitters.
Hear something? That's the sound of a 45-year-old punk rocker punching a wall.
But wait just a second before you start groping for the lever on the ol' outrage machine. Turns out the T-shirt is not a bootleg like that [...]

Photos: The Evens @ Fort Reno

Yesterday evening, a pretty substantial crowd turned up to see The Evens open the 45th annual Fort Reno Summer Concert Series. It consisted of the usual mass of families, old people, young people, and dogs, with an extra helping of members of D.C. bands past and present (Deleted Scenes, Deathfix, and Youth Brigade, among others)—with a [...]

The Evens to Play at Fort Reno July 8

Indie rock and outdoor concert lovers, rejoice! Fort Reno has finally announced the first of its summer concerts. The Evens, Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina's folk-punk duo, will play at the Northwest D.C. park on July 8 at 7:15 p.m. No further shows in the twice-weekly concert series have been announced yet
Many have wondered in [...]

Arts Roundup: Kirk Franklin’s Enormous Bill Edition

The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year's Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]
After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]
Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]
A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post [...]

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