Posts Tagged ‘lorde’

You Oughta Go-Go: Go-Go Covers of Pop Songs, Ranked

From Go Go Lorenzo to Rare Essence.

Photos: Lorde at Echostage

What happens when you throw Lorde and her meditative songs into a cavernous warehouse of a venue originally built for EDM acts and raves? Not surprisingly, something a bit weird.
As an artist and performer, Lorde certainly didn't disappoint last Friday at her sold-out show at Echostage; her vocals were spot-on and impressively faithful to the [...]

As Lo-Fang, Matthew Hemerlein Takes His Left-Field Pop to the West Coast

It started as a mixtape. About 40 minutes long, the recording was a modest compilation of eclectic ideas and choice samples flowing from Columbia, Md., native Matthew Hemerlein’s well-traveled mind. The classically trained polymath had quit D.C. in 2011, traveling to Cambodia and London and Nashville. So he weaved his experiences abroad with his relationships at [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Exit to Brookland Edition

Lorde will headline Preakness InfieldFest. [Post]
Beatle hair: In 1964, uncool Washingtonians (and the Washington Post) hated it. Anyone surprised? [Post]
Eight things to know about The Beatles' first U.S. concert, which happened to take place here. [WBJ]
D.C. is America's most literate city, at least according to one ranking. [Post]
Brookland, rising arts district [East City Art]
An interview with the [...]

Listen: Maimouna Youssef’s Response to Lorde’s “Royals”

At this point, Lorde's "Royals" is firmly embedded in this moment in pop culture. Released last summer, it proved a smash hit for the New Zealand singer, one that culminated with her recently taking home four Grammys for her trouble.
But local rapper and singer Maimouna Youssef has a response to Lorde's hit. It comes in the form [...]

Lorde Name-Checks Fugazi

In a Grammys interview, kiwi pop star and multiple statuette winner Lorde is asked about what she'd like to do next, creatively speaking. Her reply: "I actually want to rap, I'm interested in that. But then I also wanna, you know, make a record like Fugazi."
I'm throwing my money into the wishing well for Lorde's hip-hop [...]

Arts Roundup: Remiiiix! Edition

The Helen Hayes Awards will change venues and formats this year. [Post]
Listen to a go-go take on Lorde's "Royals." [Post]
Northern Virginia's RDGLDGRN drops a new video with an assist from Dave Grohl and Pharrell. [Huffington Post]
Drop Electric also releases a new music video, though without celebrity endorsements. [D.C. Music Download]
Ex-9:30 Club booking manager Lisa White [...]

One Track Mind: 00Genesis, “Live Ur Fantasy”

Standout Track: The de facto B-side, “Live Ur Fantasy,” a densely rhythmic, slightly bonkers dance track with synthesizer motifs that recall 8-bit video-game music. The tee­ter-tottering coda has an even stronger Nin­tendo vibe. (The A-side, a worthy, 93-second remix of the Grammy-nominated Lorde hit, also leans on old-school electronic sounds.)
Musical Motivation: The 23-year-old Sil­ver Spring [...]