Posts Tagged ‘Monument’

Arts Roundup: Poor Acoustics Edition

Ford's Theatre raises $77,000 for Covenant House. [AP]
Danny Glover endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [AP]
NSO in Your Neighborhood concerts begin today. [DCist]
Bye bye, emo band Monument. [DCist]
Watch this new House of Cards trailer. [DCist]
Photos from the Modern Moves Festival [BYT]
My God, poor acoustics at the symphony! [Post]
Sigh: U.S. Royalty on World Cafe [NPR]

Arts Roundup: Dumb Trends Edition

Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
White House denies it's banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.'s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Queer Theatre Fest!

Queer themes abound in local theater, but they often come from the perspectives of gay white men. That’s why three theatrical friends who met at Catholic University started the D.C. Queer Theatre Festival, now in its second year. This festival is a lot smaller than other festivals around town; it’s a series of six 10-minute [...]

One Track Mind: Monument

Standout Track: The fist-pumper “Sophisticated Liars,” Monument’s contribution to a recent four-way split 7-inch with Dikembe, Hightide Hotel, and Jet Set Sail. On this track, the typically long-winded post-emo rockers opt for a concise, energetic ditty with a mid-’90s pop-punk feel. “We are sophisticated liars/whoh-oh-oh!/we’ve got you buying every line,” sings Gabe Marquez. But while [...]

When D.C. Hardcore Went Country

Long before The Dirty Projectors covered Black Flag, local musician Dan Doggett found another creative way to rethink classic punk rock. While hanging out with his college buddies in 2006, he thought it'd be funny to sing the lyrics to Minor Threat's "Straight Edge" with a goofy southern accent. His friends loved it, and suggested [...]

The Long, Winding Road to the “Lost” Elliott Smith WMUC Session

The indie corner of the Internet went nuts Monday after WaPo's David Malitz published a piece about the recent rediscovery of a rare Elliott Smith recording. The story went that a former WMUC DJ Ben Weisholtz found a copy of a 1996 live radio session—"Misery Let Me Down"—in an old MiniDisc player he sold on [...]

Listen to The Fordists’ Debut Album

Local post-hardcore trio The Fordists are readying their debut full-length, and it's streaming now on Bandcamp. Watch You officially comes out in July on D.C. DIY label Amor y Lucha: The label is releasing 300 LPs—100 of which will be pressed on recycled vinyl—so if you like tight-knit, caustic- and classic-sounding D.C. post-punk and can't [...]

Monument Releases More New Old Emo

Seven months after the band released its debut album Goes Canoeing, D.C. new-old-emo act Monument is back at it with a new cassette, Sweatpants Fever. The eight-song effort has four original tunes and four covers, each selected by a different band member. The release's cover even comes with a tongue-in-cheek tease: "Monument plays the hits of [...]

The Best New Old Emo of 2010

Volcanoes are emo. So is Gilbert Arenas. Obama is emo, but that's OK, because Andrew Jackson was an emo president, too. Even critically acclaimed NBC comedy Community is emo*.
Emo, as a term, becomes more convoluted with every passing year, now barely containing anything of the dynamic, cathartic post-hardcore sound that erupted out of D.C. in [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 16

Gentle readers, today Far Out vs. Hot Dang is here to warn you not to reflect too much upon 2010. Nostalgia generally is for suckers. You'll thank us for saying it now, rather than three weeks from now. And while you're striving to avoid suckerishness, we've got the usual dose of cool-ish shit and hot-ish [...]

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