Posts Tagged ‘John Davis’

Paint Branch Releases Video for “Brighton Beach”

Ex-Q and Not U duo Paint Branch has released a new video for "Brighton Beach," the first single from its debut album, I Wanna Live. (We gave the album a careful listen earlier this year; read Joe Warminsky's review here.)
Don't expect any cameos from members John Davis or Chris Richards; the video is a moody [...]

Photos: Paint Branch @ Red Onion Records

After Q and Not You disbanded, alums John Davis and Chris Richards took some time off from recording together. But this month, they followed up on a long-simmering collaboration with the debut record from the duo, Paint Branch. Now the team is harmonizing again in the loveliest of ways.
Saturday night, the two performed an in-store show [...]

Paint Branch, I Wanna Live, Reviewed

Small stakes and musical amity can be a recipe for mush, and that's why a lot of bands are over before they begin. But adding a calm "why not" to a mature "what if" can work, especially if everybody is relatively free of hangups. So it goes for John Davis and Chris Richards, two former [...]

Listen: John Davis and Chris Richards’ New Project, Paint Branch

Paint Branch, the new band from former Q & Not U bandmates John Davis and Chris Richards, has released its first single. The track, "Brighton Beach," will appear on the band's debut album, I Wanna Live, which drops on Jan. 8, 2013.
An aside for those not familiar with suburban Maryland: The band, like Paint Branch [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Flamenco Dance and Fishbowl Platforms

As far as folk dance forms go, flamenco enjoys a wide following in Washington. Several studios offer classes, a handful of semipro companies perform around town, and every winter, the Flamenco Festival brings the warmth of the Iberian Peninsula to the Lisner Auditorium. This year, the Spanish embassy and cultural ministry have put some extra [...]

Erica Bruce’s Top 10 Concerts of 2011, in Photos

Wild Flag @ Black Cat
We covered a lot of music in pictures this year, but some truly stood out.

Why Slate Is Wrong About D.C.

On Wednesday, Slate published a piece by Matthew Yglesias about why D.C. is, essentially, a terrible place for young, creative people to live.
The article has since flown about social media, causing many a sad emoticon and, apparently, excessive vomiting. The jab is all the more painful because there is some truth to it–D.C. is [...]

Jonathan L. Fischer’s 10 Best Local Tracks of 2011

Weird year, 2011. D.C.'s most visible band released an app, not an album. Its great rap hope released an album that was disappointing in critics' eyes, but which cemented him as a mainstream presence. Dischord returned to relevance with a handful of new albums and handsome archival releases; new labels formed; and Sockets remained the [...]

John Davis and Chris Richards Collaboration Not Just a One-Off

Earlier today, Erica Bruce posted about yesterday's acoustic John Davis show, where Q and Not U alum and current WaPo pop critic Chris Richards joined his former bandmate for a couple of tunes. Davis mentioned at the show that they had written a slew of songs together, and today he confirms via email that the two [...]

Photos: John Davis @ Luce Unplugged

Since November 2010, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has been one of the city's more intimate outlets for local musicians. Its monthly acoustic concert series,  Luce Unplugged, features an hour-long performance, accompanied by a discussion on an artwork chosen by the musician.
Yesterday the series featured Title Tracks frontman [...]

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