Posts Tagged ‘Ilsa’

ToDo ToDay: Impossible!, Gun Crazy, and Humble Fire

Happenstance Theater is experiencing a bout of depression. Set in 1930s America, Impossible! A Happenstance Circus poses a simple question: What’s a circus like without the funding? Gone are the brass bands, manic lions, and fear-inducing clown getups. Instead, it’s a visual showcase of skill, talent, and passion created by the performers themselves. The Happenstance team [...]

Arts Roundup: Remembering Chuck Edition

When he died one year ago today, Chuck Brown owed more than $75,000 to creditors—mostly John Hopkins Hospital. [Post]
ABC Board says Fur nightclub must improve its security. [WJLA]
The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival will no longer be for women only. [Post]
Is the District really becoming more friendly to go-go? [Post]
Thanks, sequestration, for slashing hours [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and DCHeavyMetal.com's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

Listen: Halloween Crust-Metal Jams From Ilsa’s Forthcoming Intoxicantations

Earlier today, NPR premiered "Fluid Bound," a new song from local crust-metal quintet Ilsa. The track is from the band's forthcoming full-length, Intoxicantations, a title NPR's Lars Gotrich says is "a little hokey, like a B-movie with a lot of blood and bare-chested women, but still a line every metalhead or pulp comic-book writer will wish [...]

Arts Roundup: Bloombergiana Edition

Local art-blues outfit Laughing Man drops some hints about its upcoming sophomore full-length, Be Black Baby. [ReadysetDC]
Renwick Gallery inching toward a $20 million renovation. [City Biz]
Meet Bruce McNeil, photographic chronicler of the Anacostia River. [Post]
Bloomberg balloon gets contagious. [Ripe]
Local metal dudes Ilsa ink with A389 Records [Brooklyn Vegan]
Home news: Arts Desk contributor Tessa Moran made this artful [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Flamenco Dance and Fishbowl Platforms

As far as folk dance forms go, flamenco enjoys a wide following in Washington. Several studios offer classes, a handful of semipro companies perform around town, and every winter, the Flamenco Festival brings the warmth of the Iberian Peninsula to the Lisner Auditorium. This year, the Spanish embassy and cultural ministry have put some extra [...]

Hardcore DIY Venue Gets the Boot

For at least the second time this month, an area do-it-yourself music venue has received its walking papers. The residents and operators of the Corpse Fortress, a house that specializes in punk and hardcore shows, recently announced they have been kicked out of their Silver Spring habitat. A note on the house's Facebook page explains [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Local and DIY Everything

There may just be one D.C. Sound, but there are plenty of D.C. sounds—like neo-garage rock, a steady if never massive current of local indie rock since at least the days of Pussy Galore. In the early and mid-2000s, the masters of pseudomystic local grit were The Apes, who paired Iron Butterfly organs with Stooges [...]

Tonight: Cacophonous Doom and Corpse Stink at St. Stephen’s

What better way to kick off a summer weekend than with a heady mix of post-rock, ephemeral doom, brutal crust metal, and, um, a 14-woman vocal choir?
Tonight's show at St. Stephen's Church is far from sweetness and light. Headlining the affair is Ilsa, a local metal-laced crust punk act (or, conversely, crust-punk infused metal [...]

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