Posts Tagged ‘Medications’

Dischord to Release Deathfix Debut in Early 2013

D.C. band Deathfix will release a nine-song LP on Dischord Records in early 2013, the label announced today.
It marks the official debut of the punk-rock "supergroup," which has been around longer than some might realize: Founding members Brendan Canty (formerly of Fugazi) and producer, DJ, and songwriter Rich Morel formed the band in 2009, later adding Medications members Mark [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Reelfest DC, AIDS Wolf

Just in case D.C. didn’t have enough film festivals, along comes Reelfest DC, the latest long weekend of hopeful amateurs and would-be local cinematic darlings. Launched as an outgrowth of a similarly named festival in Boston, Reelfest offers a mishmash of features and shorts obscure enough to at least merit a passing glance. Its organizers [...]

How Did D.C. Critics Vote in Pazz and Jop?

So you've been sick of reading about the best albums of 2010 for several weeks now: That means it's time for Pazz and Jop! The Village Voice's annual mega/meta-list of the year's best albums and singles is now online and, the winners are...well, you know who won. Albums: It's the guy who won every list. [...]

More Thoughts on the Wammies Nomination Process and Omissions

My editor suggested in a post yesterday on the Wammies awards ceremony that I might want to add my two cents regarding this year's nominees, and he’s right.  The slate of nominees for the 25th anniversary Wammies contains a familiar ratio of impressive choices, mind-boggling omissions, and troubling mistakes (2008-formed Baltimore band Mama's Black Sheep as “New [...]

Music in Review: The Best Local Songs of 2010, According to Fischer

Here's my most tragic music story of 2010: My external harddrive, containing a huge chunk of my music collection, died a few weeks ago, or so it seems. So it's possible I'm omitting a song or two from this list of my favorite local songs of the year. That's my story and I'm sticking to [...]

The Top 10 Rock ‘n’ Roll Tracks of 2010, According to Ryan Little

Lists are inexplicably difficult yet undeniably crucial for music nerds. We have to sum up the events of the year with numbers and bullet points or our brains melt and our hearts explode. Sad but true. It's been in fashion of late to be more eclectic with lists, including everything from drone-core to bubblegum pop [...]

Tonight at Story/Stereo: Devin Ocampo Sings Devin Ocampo

For the past year, The Writer's Center in Bethesda has been home to the free  series Story/Stereo, which pairs readings by local writers with performances by local musicians. This week the musician is Devin Ocampo, the D.C. music vet and post-punk force of nature known for his work with bands like Medications, Smart Went Crazy, Faraquet, [...]

Arts Roundup: Stay Away from That Lifeguard Edition

Good morning! I feel old and I feel bloated, which is the perfect lead-in to two things I am very excited about:

The dance-focused U Street Music Hall is starting to book indie-rockish shows that start at 7 p.m. and end before the venue's usual oomph-oomph-ing gets going at 10. Look at the July 22 show: [...]

Arts Roundup: Ribisi Takes the Cupcake Edition

Good morning! If Arts Desk has a favorite topic, it has to be Washington Post music-related eff-ups (see here, here, here, here). Or possibly Fan Death.
Yesterday's error might take the 9:30 Club cupcake. In a photo accompanying Chris Richard's lovely rundown of Sunday's Earth Day concert on the mall, the Roots bassist Owen Biddle was misidentified [...]

This Week in Music: The Tallest Man on Earth’s The Wild Hunt and Medications’ Completely Removed

The Tallest Man on Earth (real name Kristian Matsson) enters melancholy territory on his second LP, The Wild Hunt. The album is wildly imaginative even if it follows traditional folk standards; while the songs evoke images of red-wagon adventures (while evoking the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are), the lyrics are intimately painful. Mattson's [...]

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