Posts Tagged ‘Justin Jones’

ToDo ToDay: Death Fest! Sinkhole Cocktails!

Your metalhead friends wept openly when they heard about the death of Jeff Hanneman, one of Slayer's founding members. Right then, something hit you: “Maybe I should listen to some Slayer. Y’know, out of respect.” When you put on “Angel of Death,” you remembered that metal fucking rules, and now you’re fucking hooked. Good, news, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Silverdocs, Rock of Ages, These United States

Silverdocs turns 10 this year, a fact we're happy to point on the cover of this week's Washington City Paper—in which you'll find dozens of reviews from the documentary film festival, and at least one recommendation for a long lost movie about Journey. The festival starts on Monday, and each day on Arts Desk we'll highlight our [...]

Justin Jones to Release a Full-Length on 9:30 Records

The first release from the 9:30 Club's widely trumpeted label, 9:30 Records, was an EP from local alt-country howler Justin Jones (who, by the way, is a 9:30 Club bartender). It's been more than a year, and the second release from 9:30 Records? It's a full-length from Justin Jones.
OK, so this more or less confirms [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Campaigns Waged’ Edition

Will the 9:30 Club’s new quasi-record label prove successful? Did every media shop in town cover lone client Justin Jones’s invitation-only CD release party last night? Well, there’s your answer. You might recall club co-owner and Jones sugardaddy Seth Hurwitz telling City Paper this last month:
The goal of this has never been making money on [...]

Tonight: Justin Jones Release Party at the 9:30 Club

Last month, the 9:30 Club announced that it had formed a record label—9:30 Records, natch!—and that it had signed Justin Jones, the local altish-country singer/songwriter who also tends bar at the venue. The first release? Jones' Little Fox EP, which he'll be selling at a free show tonight at the club. It'll double as a [...]

Label of Love: Why 9:30 Records Isn’t Exactly a Label, and What That Says About the Industry

Justin Jones, left, and Seth Hurwitz
Ask Seth Hurwitz about how wise it is to start a record label, and his answer is surprising: “This has zero to do with making money,” says Hurwitz, the successful 9:30 Club co-owner, chairman of concert promoter I.M.P., legal adversary of the concert behemoth Live Nation, and now head of [...]

Can the Washington Folk Festival Make Room for D.C. Indie Folk?

A Rockville High School bagpiper, whose group is performing at the festival.
Last year, Phillips Saylor discovered that the Washington Folk Festival is not the venue for “orthopolytonal banjo singing.”
Saylor, the inventor of that technique and the frontman of the D.C.-based band Stripmall Ballads, had been asked to share the stage with three other musicians as [...]

Q&A with Justin Jones: Little Fox Is “an Album Dedicated to Not Having Any Love Songs on It.”

Justin Jones has spent over a decade in Washington D.C. writing songs and playing his own brand of alt-country. He's endured the rejection common to talented indie musicians in a crowded marketplace. Jones also shows a willingness to alter his priorities in order to achieve success on his own terms, a plan that, when one [...]

‘We’re All In This Together': Route 29 Revue @ Merriweather

When Levon Helm and The Band hosted a five-hour send-off concert in 1976, it was a musical event of mythic proportions. The Band and its guests—among them Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell—were torchbearers of the American folk revival. And though it might be overly dramatic to say the movement “ended” with The Last [...]