Last month, a writer for Consequence of Sound argued that House of Spirits, the latest album from San Francisco’s Fresh & Onlys, was “the band’s descent into turmoil, its hero’s journey,” but one that “no one asked them to embark on”—a tortured, dulled betrayal of the band’s earlier verve. That inspired Fresh & Onlys leader Tim [...]
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This summer's Fort Reno concert series is off, organizer Amanda MacKaye announced today after she was unable to resolve a permitting dispute with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police. Not long before MacKaye posted a letter to Fort Reno's website, she wrote to members of more than 20 local bands about the disappointing news—presumably the bands she [...]
The hip-hop community was leveled by the Notorious B.I.G.’s murder on March 9, 1997 at the age of 24. Tonight, a day after the 17th anniversary of his murder, the Howard Theatre will host a tribute to Biggie. Protegé Lil Cease will anchor the event, which will feature performances by All the Best Kids (pictured), [...]
The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]
Standout Track: “Post,” the sleepy-eyed, emo-rock B-side on “Liminal,” the recent 7-inch from Great Falls, Va., ensemble Myrrh Myrrh. As the airy voice of 20-year-old Olivia Vassilas (who recently left the band) floats above Victor Arce’s hard-nosed guitar strokes, you’ll swear you feel the crunch of leaves under your feet on this autumnal track.
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Ellsworth Kelly always seemed like the easiest kind of artist to emulate. The American minimalist shaped his canvases in unique ways, painted them a single color, and hung them on a wall. The Phillips Collection is honoring the artist’s 90th year with an exhibition of his recent works. It’s a fitting tribute for a guy [...]