Posts Tagged ‘IOTA’

Photos: Janel & Anthony @ Iota

Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog have been fixtures in the D.C.-area experimental music scene for some time, and the release of their new record, Where Is Home, on Silver Spring-based Cuneiform Records seems like a partnership that should have happened long ago.
I was first introduced to Janel and Anthony at the second Avant Fairfax festival [...]

And The Mekons Shall Inherit the Earth

If Arcade Fire are still touring in 2035, their After the Singularity Tour show will probably look at lot like the rowdy acoustic hoedown long-lived Leeds, U.K.-by-way-of-Chicago art-punk archeologists The Mekons’ played at IOTA last night.
Since 1977, various iterations of this band, which began its career satirizing contemporaries The Clash, have registered nary a blip [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Buy the Couch

Ty Segall is often compared to the late Jay Reatard, and he’s undoubtedly a standard bearer of San Francisco’s rich neo-garage scene, but that doesn’t mean he’s satisfied with those frames of reference. Back in April, Segall released an EP of T. Rex covers, a glam-rock course correction that also informs his new, intriguing full-length,Goodbye [...]

Get Ready for New Cassettes Songs, Download Old Ones for Free

The Cassettes—your favorite Northern Virginia steam-punk band—are back. Well, they're about to be. The group's been on hiatus since 2008, but frontman Shelby Cinca told Arts Desk last summer that he and his bandmates had a Thanksgiving recording session in the works. Seems it was a success, as the group is releasing its first 7-inch in [...]

Photos: Tommy Stinson @ Iota

Tommy Stinson was 13 when he and his brother Bob helped start The Replacements. Equal parts of Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton, the Mats were the perfect antidote to the mainstream music of the mid-to-late 1980s. But you can't put your arms around a memory, so when the group disbanded in the early '90s, Stinson [...]

NRBQ’s Terry Adams on His “Unbeatable Combination of Spirits”

Pianist Terry Adams is best known as a founder of the polymath rock and pop band NRBQ, which existed in various incarnations from 1966 to 2004 (and which received plenty of local radio play here in the '80s courtesy of Weasel on WHFS). Tomorrow, the now 62-year-old (and still wacky) Massachusetts-based keyboardist and his current [...]

Photos: Crooked Fingers @ Iota

Eric Bachmann always finds the right people to play with him in Crooked Fingers—take 2005's "Sleep All Summer," in which he traded words about two sides of a love that died with Emma Pollack of the Delgados Lara Meyerratken. Last night at Iota, Bachmann was aided by Liz Durrett's breathy vocals and assistance on drums and guitar. [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Jakob Dylan, Amanda Blank, The Tallest Man on Earth, and More


Jakob Dylan, Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds. 9:30 Club. $25.
Lucy Kaplansky. Wolf Trap. $20.
Gist, Gary B. & the Notions, The Courtesy Line. The Red & The Black. $8.
Eilen Jewell, Little Pink. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
The Blue Line, Poor But Sexy, The Very Small. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
Buckshot Blues. Bangkok Blues. [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Pissed Jeans, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kidz in the Hall, and More


Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band. 9:30 Club. $25.
Jamie McLean Band. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Livingston Taylor. Wolf Trap. $22.
Horsehead, Hiding Places, Deutschmarks. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Laura Tsaggaris, James Maddock. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
Pissed Jeans, Cloak/Dagger, The Wayward. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Rhododendron Road. Bangkok [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Honor By August, and More


Needtobreathe, Will Hoge, Matt Hires. 9:30 Club. $16.

Gato & the Palenke Music Co. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Wolf Trap. $35.

East Coast Caravan. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Shwa, The Royal We. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Bonjour, Ganesh!, The Jones, Big Chimney, Blankus Larry. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.

Andy [...]