Posts Tagged ‘Kohoutek’

Chris Grier, Experimental Guitarist and Former D.C. Musician, Dies [Updated]

Chris Grier, an avant-garde guitarist who played in the noise-rock collective To Live and Shave in L.A. and was based in D.C. for many years, passed away at Brooklyn Hospital last night from a cardiac arrest due to a pulmonary embolism, which was caused by a clot in his left leg.
Tom Smith, who co-founded To Live and Shave in [...]

Sockets Records: The Early Years

On Friday night, Sockets Records will celebrate its fifth anniversary on the mainstage at Black Cat with a five-band bill featuring Hume, Imperial China, Big Gold Belt, Buildings, and the Cornel West Theory. It will be quite the local-music blowout.
But getting to this point took a lot of work. No, really, it took a lot [...]

Photos: Avant Fairfax Draws a Crowd

By virtually any measure, Saturday's Avant Fairfax festival was quite the success. With a lineup full of relative obscurities and a location far from the center of metropolitan D.C., success was never a guarantee, but thanks to consistent and wide-ranging publicity efforts on the part of its organizers, Avant Fairfax managed to draw a [...]

This Saturday: Fairfax Goes Avant-Garde

Some time ago, Fairfax City Parks & Rec employee Andrew McCarry handed me a glossy flyer with the words "AVANT FAIRFAX" splashed colorfully across the top. I had heard of this event before, but I'm sure he would have forgiven me if I'd done a double-take. As someone who treks into the District several times [...]

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