Posts Tagged ‘Luray’

ToDo ToDay: Boeing-Boeing and Grasshopper Burgers

If the play your low-budget theater company is producing directly mentions a multinational corporation in its title, why not ask that corporation to underwrite your production? That’s what Arlington’s No Rules Theatre did to fund its current show, Boeing-Boeing, which is—you got it—presented by the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer. The French farce follows the antics of Bernard, [...]

ToDo ToDay: David Wax Museum, Luray, and Spring Cocktails

With their plaid attire and quaint Mexican folk instruments, David Wax Museum’s members slightly resemble survivors of the Battle of the Alamo. But while using a donkey jawbone (that’s quijada in Spanish) for percussion seems antiquated and slightly morose, DWM’s music sounds pleasantly contemporary. On the group’s latest album, Knock Knock Get Up, lead vocalist David Wax opines [...]

ToDo ToDay: Fête des Lumières and Cool “Disco” Dan

When the residents of Lyon, France, survived the plague in 1647, they celebrated by lighting candles and offering tributes to the Virgin Mary. More than three centuries later, the display has evolved into a sweeping lights party that draws millions of tourists to the town in early December. Now, with the help of Alliance Française [...]

ToDo ToDay: Olivia Mancini! Pleasure Curses! Luray!

I’m not saying that it’s not an honor to open for Matthew Sweet. “Girlfriend,” the title track and breakout hit from his 1991 album, delighted a generation of pop fans with its singalong chorus and promise of accessibility—a chocolate-coating over the nougat of alternative rock. But when it’s Olivia Mancini opening for Sweet—and at the [...]

One Track Mind: Luray, The Wilder

Standout Track: No. 4, "Kalorama," an upbeat ode to life on D.C.’s Kalorama Road NW. It rocks a little harder than the rest of the tracks on The Wilder, partly thanks to a drum beat added by lead singer Shannon Carey's brother Sean, the drummer for Bon Iver. The banjo line strummed throughout lends the [...]