Posts Tagged ‘melody records’

Arts Roundup: Anti-Chuck Brown Park Edition

Some Ward 5 residents aren't happy with the plans for Chuck Brown Park. [Post]
Melody Records' old store in Dupont Circle is now a Lou Lou boutique. [PoPville]
Paul McCartney to play Nationals Stadium in July. [Washingtonian]
MGMT to headline University of Maryland's Art Attack XXX—because students are reportedly sick of hip-hop acts. [Diamondback]
Bier Baron: also a music [...]

Adams Morgan: The Anthem

If you walk by a Washington City Paper box today, pick up our second Answers Issue, a special edition dedicated to answering readers' questions about D.C.
Staff writers tackled your inquiries about South Carolina barbecue, D.C.'s history of organized crime, Councilmember Jim Graham's marital history, and deaf-child signs. But one of the most intriguing questions came [...]

Arts Roundup: The Laudable Follies of Follies Edition

Priorities: In his latest Huffington Post column, Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser says the arts center's production of Follies—which closed on Broadway Sunday night—did not recoup its financial investment, but the publicity made it all worthwhile: "No one production creates lasting acclaim for any arts organization and Follies did not change the history of the Kennedy [...]

Arts Roundup: Cultural Snow Delay Edition

Delay Your Cultural Consumption: The Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Zoo aren't open until 11 a.m. due to the "inclement weather." Pssh.
Mozart Assault: In the Post, Anne Midgette has an interesting essay about the use of classical music in public spaces to ward off disorderly youth. But why no mention [...]

Arts Roundup: Strictly for the Females Edition

Sad Song/Happy Song: As we mentioned Monday, WaPo's John Kelly waxed nostalgic for Melody Records and Penn Camera over the weekend, but yesterday, Washingtonian turned in a surprisingly comprehensive list of local record shops.
Attention Dudes: Ital, the electronic-music moniker of Black Eyes' Daniel Martin-McCormick, will release its full-length debut, Hive Mind, on March 6.
Gross: Photos of the No-Pants Metro [...]

Arts Roundup: Managing the Boom Edition

Stage Fright: D.C. theater has undergone a decade of tremendous growth, proclaims the Washington Post in an (excellent) special Sunday Arts section dedicated to local playmaking. Chief theater critic Peter Marks gives an overview of the scene's strides and challenges in a lengthy essay, while inside pieces look at: local playwrights, funding in an age [...]

Melody Records Will Close This Winter

Melody Records, the Dupont Circle fixture that's hawked records in the District for 34 years, is closing this winter, its owners announced yesterday on the store's website. Jack and Suzy Menase opened the store in 1977 on E Street NW, and moved it to Dupont in 1979. It moved to its current location on Connecticut Ave. [...]

In Which Record Store Day 2011 Will Be Pretty Low-Key

It'd be too easy to copy and paste our coverage from last year of what local record labels said they'd be doing in celebration of the yearly Record Store Day, which falls this year on this coming Saturday, April 16.
In that post, we reported that while some D.C. record labels appreciate Record Store Day, they didn't [...]

Music 2008: Staff Picks and More from Melody Records

Another note from Wynonah Steen at Melody Records. Special props to anyone who can piece together those initials!
Staff Picks:

a.q.: Alias, Resurgam
c.w.: Kindred the Family Soul, The Arrival
w.s.: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Party Intellectuals
h.h.: Tricky, Knowle West Boy
d.l.: Chromeo, Fancy Footwork
c.m.: Hank Williams, Sr., The Unreleased Recordings
g.s.: Cropper & Cavaliere, Nudge It up a [...]

Music 2008: Melody Records Sells a Boatload of Madonna

Below: this year's top-sellers at Melody Records. Glad to see Gnarls on there; chagrined to see Coldplay; not surprised to see either; curious whether any other stores were able to move the Hancock album like this.

Madonna, Hard Candy
Coldplay, Viva la Vida
Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part One
Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
Portishead, Third
Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
Amy Winehouse, [...]