Posts Tagged ‘John Cage’

ToDo ToDay: John Cage’s Centennial

Orchestras love anniversaries as reasons to draw up theme programs, but only when those anniversaries are for composers most people enjoy: Mozart, Beethoven, and the like. John Cage is not one of them. He was an already weird composer of random ambient sounds before he discovered Zen Buddhism in the 1950s and got even stranger, [...]

Arts Roundup: Co-Opting Punk Music to Sell Meat Edition

Quick! Someone find a reason to be grumpy about this guy, who just wants to make D.C. commuters happy. [Post]
Clint Eastwood's Republican National Convention speech: Could it have been inspired by opera? [Post]
Red Apron Butchery is really into co-opting punk-rock album covers to promote their meat. [Prince of Petworth]
Local smooth-jazz musician Marcus Johnson now has a wine. [...]

What Happened in Washington

A few weeks ago, "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" opened at one of Pace Gallery's 25th Street locations in lower Manhattan. It's an exhibition of photographs, objects, and film from the various "happenings" created by the art faculty of Rutgers University and artists living in downtown New York during that period: Red Grooms, Lucas Samaras, Jim Dine, [...]

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm: 20 Slumberland Memories, Part 2

The Aislers Set
Slumberland Records, the locally formed label that has released some of the best, noisiest indie pop ever pressed to seven-inch, turned 20 this year, and it's celebrating all weekend. Tonight's show at the Black Cat features current Slumberland bands Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Frankie and the Outs and Pants Yell!, as well as [...]