Posts Tagged ‘Laughing Man’

Watch Laughing Man’s Powerful, Timely “Bodycop” Video

It's the second video from the local experimental rock act's 2014 record Be Black Baby.

Sounds About Right: The Best Local Albums of 2014

Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.

Friday! Come to Our Laughing Man and Furniteur Show at the American Art Museum

This Friday, drink free beer with us and dig on bluesy experimental rock and moody space disco.

Smoke on the Roof of Hole In the Sky in Laughing Man’s New Video for “Brilliant Colors”

What’s more punk rock than skateboarding to Dean & Deluca for some artisanal Sicilian grapefruit jam?

One Track Mind: Canine Teeth’s “Shape Up”

Standout Track: No. 2, “Shape Up,” Canine Teeth's brief, dark exploration of a romantic relationship at a turning point. A twinge of insanity is audible in the first half of the song, which fits spoken-sung vocals into echoes of Massive Attack’s brooding trip-hop template. The second leg erupts into distortion, frying R&B-flavored lines like “I’m [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bethesda Film Festival, Amateur Porn, and Camp David

Beginning Friday evening, the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District will spotlight local and regional filmmakers by screening five short documentaries over a two-day span at its second annual festival. Entries include Doing It for Me, a sympathetic examination of high-school dropouts; The Bottom Line, which chronicles the precautions a Howard County firefighter takes prior to the birth [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nomadic Massive, Backyard, and Saying Goodbye to H Street Playhouse

Nomadic Massive, a collection of touring MCs that first came together in Montreal, includes two white dudes with sunglasses, films grainy videos on public transit, and recites the line “word to my mother” with straight-faced self-seriousness. But in spite of their earnestness, the group’s members should be forgiven for being a decade late to Slum [...]

Listen: Bluebrain’s Hays Holladay Records 14 D.C. Acts for Rainbow Arcade

Earlier this year, Bluebrain member Hays Holladay decided to shut down Iguazu Sound, the Arlington recording studio he'd operated since 2010. Before he locked up for the last time, Holladay put out a call to local bands interested in recording a single song in three hours. "The goal is to come up with unexpected results utilizing all [...]

Arts Roundup: Bloombergiana Edition

Local art-blues outfit Laughing Man drops some hints about its upcoming sophomore full-length, Be Black Baby. [ReadysetDC]
Renwick Gallery inching toward a $20 million renovation. [City Biz]
Meet Bruce McNeil, photographic chronicler of the Anacostia River. [Post]
Bloomberg balloon gets contagious. [Ripe]
Local metal dudes Ilsa ink with A389 Records [Brooklyn Vegan]
Home news: Arts Desk contributor Tessa Moran made this artful [...]

Don’t Be Bored: High ABV

If you ask a beer historian about barleywine, they may quarrel with the broad classification, perhaps preferring something more suited to the quaff’s complexities. Fortunately, not everyone who savors well-crafted beer is hung up on the semantics of suds; they merely want a well-sourced beverage that demands another go. To this end, there is Pizzeria [...]