Posts Tagged ‘Lightfoot’

ToDo ToDay: Heckle Kevin Costner!

If you hated Waterworld—or if you loved Dances With Wolves!—stop by Strathmore Music Hall tonight, where you'll get a chance to heckle Kevin Costner while he performs with his twangy ensemble Modern West. (Just kidding—don't heckle Kevin Costner. He probably takes that kind of thing very seriously.) 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35-$90.
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Why Do D.C. Bands Suck So Much? The Director’s Cut

For this week's Answers Issue, we took on some our readers' most pressing questions about life in the District.
When we put out the call for queries last October, we were immediately impressed (seriously!) by the intelligence of many of the submissions. At the same time—well, let's just say we got trolled pretty hard. In the end, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: “Firsts” Revealed at Bare! Storytelling

The storytelling movement shows no signs of slowing down. The Moth, RISK!, and This American Life have brought one of the oldest forms of entertainment back into the public’s ears. In the past few years, storytelling slams have replaced poetry and stand-up open mics, bringing the two crowds together—and yielding surprisingly good results. Live storytelling is simple: No [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Gold Leaf Studios, Maggie Thatcher, SmCity

This week's cover package is our annual self-improvement guide, which compiles all many of classes you can take to make yourself a better—which is to say less awful—person. Win!
Ryan Little leads the arts section with his look back at Gold Leaf Studios, the longtime Mount Vernon Square DIY space that will shutter at the end [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs to Show Your Dad When He Asks What The Kids Are Listening To

Every now and again, dad likes to feel like he's hip. Like he knows what's up. He remembers when he used to spin the latest, greatest 45s on his turntable in college, always assuming he'd remain on the cutting edge of rock & roll, and every so often he turns to his children to find [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Jessica Louise Dye of Lightfoot

For a while, Jessica Louise Dye lived out of her car. So you can hear a lot of experience in the songs she writes for the D.C. outfit Lightfoot, a project she initiated following something of a messy breakup. For our wintry parking-deck video series, she performed a pair of the band's lovelorn, rainy-day folk ballads, "1963" [...]

Arts Roundup: This Is for Not Taking Me to the Mount Eerie Show! Edition

Good morning! Check back later in the roundup for the heavy stuff. Here's some local music endorsements:

Carolyn Malachi, subject of this week's One Track Mind, isn't the only artist I can think of who combines forward-thinking soul with an apparent love for cyberpunk (or at least sci-fi). I don't know if she's the next Janelle Monae, [...]

Arts Roundup: Stream ‘Em If You Got ‘Em Edition

Good morning!
Perhaps you read Maura Judkis' great feature this week on Andrew Wodzianski, the local artist who for the last two weeks has been living in a comfy 10 by 10 by 10 habitat in a retail space on U Street. It's actually the first of five pop-up projects—think low-concept art meets high-concept real estate—sponsored [...]