The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Kid Congo Powers’
In case you missed it, salon-style clusterfuck Artomatic is back from a three-year hiatus, and returning to Crystal City. It’s the show some love and others hate, likely for the same reason: Hundreds of artists are allowed to exhibit whatever they want, in equally sized spaces, on a first-come first-serve basis, for a fee. Talented [...]
So, what'd you miss at local punk godfather Ian MacKaye's super secret 50th birthday party at St. Stephen's? WTOP's Neal Augenstein has an anonymously sourced report (and some pictures to boot):
The party was thrown Saturday night by Amy Farina—MacKaye's wife and bandmate in The Evens, and Jeff Nelson—MacKaye's former bandmate in Minor Threat and co-owner of [...]
D.C. bands that attended the musical segment of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas spanned musical genres. The annual DC does TX day party provided a nice array, including the intelligent indie rock of Dischord artist Soccer Team and the ecstatic, psychedelic post-punk of Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds. I was also happy [...]
Every March, dozens of D.C. artists join thousands of musicians from around the world at Austin, Texas’ massive South by Southwest Festival—a place where hopes are live-tweeted and dreams are expensively publicized. Is this the year the D.C. delegation makes its mark? There will be plenty of individual artists and bands making the Austin trek, but [...]
Before Brian Tristan was Kid Congo Powers, he was "ThePrez"—a name conferred upon him by Joey Ramone. Kid Congo became an important post-punk figure in the 1980s as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, but before all that, at age 17, he was the president of the [...]
The state of the assemblage is strong: Cultural stuff happens in Washington, people do things to elucidate that stuff, we put some of it in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, and thus your life is infinitely improved. It's OK if the relationship is a bit "host/parasite." We think it tickles.
"I have three hairs on [...]
In other news besides the obvious, the first of holiday concerts, spectaculars, and recitals have begun! Fear not, there is still lots to do and see. Especially if you feel it's still too early for the onslaught of holiday cheer, or if your Craigslist guy didn't come through. Either way, dust off those tacky sweaters and [...]
Best of Friday:
Last weekend marked Christoph Eschenbach's debut performance as National Symphony Orchestra's music director. Tonight, he will play piano in a free all-Beethoven program on the Millennium Stage before the NSO performs in the Concert Hall. He'll be joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff. NSO members Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, and Rachel Young, cello. [...]
That the U Street area boasts no shortage of dance nights—not to mention one very loud new dance club—doesn't mean the custodians of the Velvet Lounge are worried about oversaturation: Their new space next door, Dodge City, is all about the "high-minded DJ set."
The new two-floor space at 9th and U opens this week—its chief [...]