Posts Tagged ‘j. robbins’

Blasting Off: With its Third Album, Two Inch Astronaut is Breaking Free of the City’s Musical Past

With "Personal Life," Two Inch Astronaut is propelling into a higher indie rock strata.

Arts Roundup: The Power of Christ Compels You Edition

Plus: J. Robbins discusses the legacy of Jawbox's final album.

ToDo ToDay: “American Cool,” Jacolby Satterwhite, and a Free Show at American Art

Is there anything harder to define—but as easy to spot—as cool? The National Portrait Gallery gamely takes a crack at this ephemeral notion in a new show, “American Cool,” that opens today. The exhibit includes portraits of everyone from Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley to Joan Didion and Jay Z, captured at their most [...]

One Track Mind: Office of Future Plans, “Solipsist”

Standout Track: Side A, “Solipsist,” a new Office of Future Plans song from a forthcoming split 7-inch on Lovitt Records with French band Daria. The chipper midtempo number builds in tension but cleverly refuses to explode. Driven by Brooks Harlan’s throbbing bass and J. Robbins’ angular guitar riffs, “Solipsist” is pretty perky for a song [...]

Listen: In Pleasant Company, a Benefit Compilation for Jason Noble

Jason Noble, formerly of the Louisville, Ky., bands Rodan, Shipping News, and Rachel's, died Saturday morning in Bethesda, Md. Struggling with a rare form of cancer for three years, Noble succumbed to cardiac arrest at the National Institutes of Health. He was 40 years old.
To help with Noble's family's medical expenses, local musician Gordon Withers [...]

Punk News: Regents Records Sweet Collabo for All About Friends Forever

Seattle punk fan Carrie Whitney was one of the countless diehards that decided to launch a zine back in the '90s. She called hers Point Furthest From The Middle. Then in 1997 she released a compilation of hardcore bands—many of them friends—in conjunction with the zine. She called it All About Friends, and it included [...]

The Sleigher: Office of Future Plans, “Holiday in Cambodia”

HO-HO-WHO: A sparkly holiday assortment of post-punk/rock lifers. On assignment from The Onion's A.V. Club, Office of Future Plans wisely drafted Damon Locks (Trenchmouth, The Eternals) to front a, uh, Christmasy cover of Dead Kennedys' "Holiday in Cambodia." The performance is part of the site's Holiday Undercover series, which tapes indie-rock bands playing Christmas covers at A.V. [...]

J. Robbins on the Status of Channels

While fact-checking some things for my upcoming review of the new Office Of Future Plans disc, I asked frontman J. Robbins if he could clarify the status of his other band, Channels, which includes bassist Janet Morgan (Robbins' wife, who does not play in Office Of Future Plans) and drummer Darren Zentek (who also drums [...]

Listen to Office of Future Plans’ “Salamander”

Via Stereogum, the J. Robbins-led post-hardcore quartet Office of Future Plans has released the first song from its upcoming self-titled debut on Dischord. "Salamander" is less of a head-banger than the band's 7-inch single from earlier this year, "Harden Your Heart," but it's equally, I think, as bleak yet determined. But I'm not sure the [...]

The Evens to Play Fort Reno

There's no shortage of news from the land of Ian MacKaye today. As if to remind us all that the band members indirectly responsible for Wugazi's recent success still in fact make original music, The Evens were just officially added to the Fort Reno schedule. The acoustic art punks haven't brought their musical partnership into [...]