Posts Tagged ‘mark andersen’

Does D.C. Really Need Two More Punk Retrospectives?

Backwards-looking sentimentality is anti-punk as anything.

Punk Historian Mark Andersen on His Forthcoming Book, We Are the Clash

Longtime District punk activist Mark Andersen is a passionate fan of The Clash, and he's teamed up with musician and writer Ralph Heibutzki on a book called We Are the Clash, an in-depth look at the band’s often overlooked "Clash Mark II" period of the mid-1980s, when they kicked out pivotal members Topper Headon and Mick Jones [...]

ToDo ToDay: Georges Braque and a Clash History Lesson

The power duo isn’t just a politics thing. The art world has plenty of its own, including Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. The two artists developed the style known as cubism, and together transformed the way we look at objects in art. Though Picasso gradually moved on, Braque continued exploring analytic cubism until his death [...]

Arts Roundup: Goodnight, Roberto Edition

DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story closes early at Gala Hispanic Theatre. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stream Red Hare's Nites of Midnite over at Spin—but before you do, read our review of the aggro record. [Spin]
Behold: Adams Morgan's summer concert series! [The 42]
Dave Nada makes a free mix for the rapidly approaching Moombahton Massive party at 9:30 Club. [Moombahton]
D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

ToDo ToDay: Winnipeg Punk! Taan Opens!

You can’t accuse Winnipeg punks Propagandhi of complacency. Ten years into its career, the band stormed the States in the mid-1990s with a hummable blend of pop punk and fiercely leftist politics, urging oblivious suburbanites to up their awareness via incendiary lyrics, undeniable hooks, and Noam Chomsky quotes. The band has gradually shed its skate-punk [...]

This Week In WCP Arts: Good Night, Warehouse

This week's arts section opens with Jonathan L. Fischer's story on the Warehouse, a crucial venue for electronic and otherwise underground music in D.C., that was recently forced to shut down after a shooting. It's not clear whether there's another space can fill the niche Warehouse did—there aren't many places in this town you can [...]

Positively Punk Street: A Walking Tour of Ward 1’s Punk-Rock Past

Beyond its dive bars, renovated rowhouses, and liquor stores, Ward 1 has long occupied a distinguished place in D.C.’s punk-rock history. Few people know more about that history than Mark Andersen, who with Mark Jenkins wrote the book about it: Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital. Andersen, also the co-founder [...]

Arts Roundup: Meese Edition

A look at this year's Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Positive Force co-founder and author Mark Andersen reacts to the Pussy Riot sentencing, reflects on his own anti-executive branch punk action of the 1980s. [Post]
Reals playwright Gwydion Suilebhan on local real-life superheroes: "We now have a woman named Stormbringer who leads our [...]

Scream’s Franz Stahl on Being a Teamster, Reconciling With Dave Grohl, and Playing Hardcore Fests Again

D.C. hardcore legends Scream are not the first band to do the punk reunion thing, and won't be the last. But they're doing it in earnest—or at least, as earnestly as adult life permits. Longtime Scream guitarist (and former Foo Fighter) Franz Stahl spoke with Arts Desk by phone from L.A. before flying out for [...]