In his latest exhibition, “Frozen Music,” photographer Alan Sislen focuses on buildings, but he’s careful to clarify that they’re not “architectural photographs.” He notes that the flowing, lyrical nature of the images he made led him to see them in a musical context taking the title from a Goethe quote: “Music is liquid architecture and [...]
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It’s been almost 30 years since Cuneiform Records released its first LP and the Silver Spring specialist in all things experimental continues to release music that challenges easy genre classification. Two Cuneiform artists—local guitar-and-cello duo Janel and Anthony and Portland, Ore., quintet Blue Cranes (shown)—fall under the spotlight at tonight’s show at Union Arts. The [...]
Virginia-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Margot MacDonald has toiled away in the D.C. music scene for over a decade. The fruits of that labor were evident at last night's impressively attended release party for first record since 2009, Canvas.
Performing with a full band (including guests Wytold, Derek Evry, and The Sweater Set), MacDonald's best moments were [...]
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new exhibition, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” surveys 72 artists and 92 works from the museum’s collection to present a vision of Latino identity since the mid-1900s. But beyond a common ethnolinguistic history, the diversity among the artists’ works breaks down any notion of a shared vision. [...]
Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition features 25 D.C. artists, [...]
Here we are, a couple of days from the weekend, and you're looking for some musical happy-hour plans—good. On Friday, Washington City Paper is collaborating with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center (not for the first time!) on this month's installment of the Luce Unplugged series. For the event, we picked two of our favorite [...]
D.C. fuzz-pop quartet Teen Mom says its newest EP, Gilly, is about "longing, time, and not leaving the house." I'd offer that this is the kind of music you'd generally listen to in the house—specifically, in a bedroom decorated with posters of Galaxie 500 and My Bloody Valentine.
Though the EP, released today, doesn't sound made [...]
On the festival flyers and Twins schedule, they were listed as Double Date: a collective improvisation between two sets of partners, saxophonists Brad Linde and Sarah Hughes, and guitarist Anthony Pirog and cellist Janel Leppin (better known as Janel and Anthony). But Linde got stranded on his way back from the Banff Jazz Workshop in [...]
D.C. doesn’t make too many waves in mainstream music, but who cares? We’re not lacking for great local music—nor the DIY record labels that support it.
Any rockist outside of town probably associates D.C. with the fabled Dischord label, and hip-hop heads undoubtedly know about Wale’s The Board Administration imprint and Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group. [...]
D.C.’s Cricket Cemetery label hawks emerging hardcore and indie punk with defiant swagger. Its lack of a prevailing studio ideology is served well when the imprint rolls the dice on, say, a meticulous, structured EP that aims for harmonies. Make no mistake, the label's showcase at Black Cat Saturday will be loud, but also fair and [...]