Posts Tagged ‘Ian Svenonius’

Listen: Las Kellies and Ian Svenonius, “Two Types”

Is Ian Svenonius done with old people? These days, the D.C. frontman seems to prefer hangin' with the kids—like his young associates in Chain & the Gang, and now, Argentina's Las Kellies.
On the South American post-punk trio's brand-new album Total Exposure, Svenonius crops up on the minimal, Y Pants-like song "Two Types." The lyrics sound very Ian: "There's [...]

Arts Roundup: Watergate Livin’ Edition

Ian Svenonius: Down with tipping! [Jacobin]
West End Library temporarily relocates to the Watergate. [WBJ]
D.C. Arts Commission seeks artists to design a sculpture or SOME kind of art for Chuck Brown Park. [DCist]
Hey, watch this cool retrospective video on this summer's D.C. Jazz Loft concerts. [CapitalBop]
Photos from the Heineken Mural Project [BYT]
Photos: Julie Ruin at Black [...]

Arts Roundup: A Substantial Failure Edition

More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
Beyoncé's dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
Tyler Green on Hirshhorn's departing director: "... it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure." [Modern [...]

Arts Roundup: Channing Tatum Edition

Apparently, artists live here. [Post]
Channing Tatum—whom Arch Campbell oddly describes as a former "male dancer," though I think he means ex-stripper—comes to K Street with Jamie Foxx. [WJLA]
Ian Svenonius drops wisdom. [The Quietus]
DCist Exposed is now year-round. [Borderstan]
Chris Richards shows some love to D.C. punk band Priests. [Post]

ToDo ToDay: Super Art Fight! Hem! Craigslist Theater!

Drawing all over your middle school notebooks was one way to look productive while avoiding learning the quadratic formula. Super Art Fight, pegged as “the greatest live art competition in the known universe,” continues that proud tradition. With only a few pens at their disposal, two artists stand before a blank canvas and draw whatever [...]

The Hypnagogic States of Kid Congo Powers

Last Saturday, inside the hip new art space/whiskey bar/meat carvery on 14th Street NW, at the weekend’s chicest gallery installation/dance party/DIY show, after the sets by the mountain-folk/post-punk duo and the power-pop/art-punk quartet, the coolest guy in the room is hanging back, selecting records and keeping things simple.
Kid Congo Powers is wearing a suave, blue [...]

Photos: Paint Branch, Deathfix @ Black Whiskey Opening

Saturday night brought the opening of a new bar on 14th Street NW, Black Whiskey, but Sasha Lord was also making a debut of sorts: The local promoter, who regularly books the back room at Comet Ping Pong, recently took up booking at the new Logan Circle space.

Arts Roundup: When Shoes Attack Edition

Somebody call Tommy Wells: A man called police after a woman clunked him in the head with a shoe at Ibiza nightclub. [Examiner]
Arlington County libraries have begun lending out American Girl dolls—and there's already a six-month waiting list. [WJLA]
Listen: new material from D.C. electro-pop ensemble Misun [All Things Go]
The seventh annual DCist Exposed photo show [...]

ToDo ToDay: Gaup Sisters! Hemingway Cocktails! Design Festival!

If you’re performing folk music from the indigenous people of the northern Nordic area, you must be joiking. The Sámi have lived in the upper reaches of Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula for around 5,000 years, but Christian missionaries in the late 1600s tried to put a stake in their shamanistic religion. Despite [...]

The Way We Spiv Now: Ian Svenonius Inaugurates Club Lip-Sync

Ian Svenonius has a new day job. "Impresario at the Club Lip-Sync," he says.
The new gig, which might last exactly one day, has the Chain & the Gang frontman emceeing a lip-sync dance party at Adams Morgan vintage shop Meeps tonight. Svenonius says he's long dreamed of a pantomime party in which bands mouth the words [...]

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