Posts Tagged ‘Killa Cal’

ToDo ToDay: Twelfth Night, Pusha T, and El Rey Opens

Leave it to Synetic Theater’s team to breathe new life into Twelfth Night while removing the play’s dialogue—and reimagining it as a 1920s silent picture. The company will channel Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel, and Hardy (and do the Charleston) as it tells the story of Viola, a devastated maiden who disguises herself as a man and becomes a [...]

One Track Mind: Killa Cal, “Go-Go Flow”

Standout Track: Hip-hop dominates the mixtape, but the lone go-go cut, No. 17, “Go-Go Flow,” is the showstopper. Local legends Stinky Dink and Tony Blunt rhyme with Cal on a classically conga-heavy beat made by keyboardist D-Cleve of The What? Band—Cal’s previous group until he joined Rare Essence last year. The Backyard Band’s Los was [...]

Arts Roundup: National Theatre’s History of Neglect Edition

Nelson Pressley: "... the National [Theatre] is a low-budget, skeletal operation that maintains a handful of outreach operations to help justify its not-for-profit status. Rent doesn’t seem to be an issue. Bottom line: When the theater is dark, no one really loses money." [Post]
Furniture magnate Mitchell Gold and his former Smithsonian researcher husband Tim Gold [...]

Killa Cal + Rare Essence = Buzz

The biggest go-go bands can be like small companies: Personnel comes and goes, but the overall brand generally retains its standing. Occasionally, however, a lineup change is a Really Big Deal in go-go circles, like rapper Killa Cal's recent decision to leave the WHAT? band and take his firm verbals to Rare Essence, one of the [...]

Killa Cal Will Definitely Sell You Something

So here's this nice new video from DMV rapper Killa Cal, the dude known for freestyling in The WHAT? Band, and it's labeled as an "electronic press kit," which is basically a fancy way of saying "infomercial." So what's he selling? There's an album, right? Nah, not really. Maybe next year. Just lots of mixtapes [...]

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