Posts Tagged ‘jimi hendrix’

Listen to Incwell’s Eclectic New Project, Mahjong Rockstars

A narrative that feels deeper than today's "turn up" rap, inspired by musicians whose faces were probably on your college dorm room's walls

Arts Roundup: Jimi Hendrix Played Here Edition

A great story about the week Jimi Hendrix played a string of dates in Adams Morgan [Post]
D.C.-set shows rack up Emmy nominations [Post]
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approves Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design. [AP via WTOP]
A Capitol Hill gathering place for artists and skateboarders may be wiped off the map. [Express]
Arlington wins a National Endowment for [...]

Reviewed: Black Alley’s Soul Swagger Rock Sneakers

You shouldn't label Black Alley a "go-go" band. It's limiting, if not wholly inaccurate. While the D.C. septet incorporates the genre's congas, cowbells, and cymbal-heavy drum breaks, its sound is rooted in alt-rock and neo-soul, with dashes of hip-hop and funk for good measure.
That blend has worked well for them so far. The band has amassed a [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Hendrix & Handel’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*Yesterday, Mike West reported on the death at 90 of bop pianist Hank Jones (right). Below the jump, find a lilting little rendition of "Willow Weep for Me."
*The 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death has supplied us with a) a lot of excitement over B-sides and b) further evidence that Hendrix remains better appreciated [...]

Arts Roundup ~ Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Elizabeth Gilbert, Sort Of Edition!

Morning, readers.
*The New Republic launches The Book, a new blog dedicated to video games! Just kidding. It's about books. And whether or not you agree with Exec. Editor Isaac Chotiner that "the absence of any site for the serious consideration of serious books is also a fact of the web" (hey, Isaac—what about excellent personal [...]

Chip Taylor, Interviewed

In which the author interviews the composer of "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" about his new record Yonkers NY, his brother Jon Voight, his other brother who can predict when volcanoes will erupt, and the Troggs.
Washington City Paper: What's the difference between Yonkers, NY and New York City?
To me, they’re very [...]