Black Cat patrons won't just have Sockets Records to mourn on Feb. 2, when the local label of indie rock and various other eccentric sounds celebrates its eight-year run and then calls it a day. The concert will also be the final performance of Hume, the spacey prog-pop band formed in D.C. by guitarist and [...]
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Britton Powell isn't feeling great about DIY spaces in D.C. His own venue, Paper Sun in Columbia Heights, has stopped hosting shows because of neighbors' complaints. Hole in the Sky in Eckington stopped throwing concerts after police shut it down in February. Red Door in Mount Vernon Square has eased back its schedule. Powell's not [...]
Local label Sockets Records has been a D.C. fixture for more than half a decade now, but 2010 has been a banner year: A handful of strong releases, a live showcase last January, a pretty awesome zine. And yesterday, its latest seasonal mix.
It draws from the label's regular roster as well as other locals, from [...]
"When it comes to nailing the nature vibe, 'Five Minutes at the Rainforest Cafe' puts the Windham Hill catalog to shame," writes Aaron Leitko in this week's One Track Mind. This song by Macaw, aka Hume member Wilson Kemp, features "tinkling omnichord arpeggios and gently evolving Casio keyboard drones." Kemp tells Leitko:
The album is going [...]