Posts Tagged ‘Nation of Ulysses’

When D.C. Punks Were Prizefighters

In an exhibit two summers ago at Georgetown's Addison/Ripley Fine Art, a little slice of D.C. music history might have gone over the heads of some gallery-goers.
The history could be found in a series of images by local painter and photographer Dan Treado. His photos, part of a 1987-1988 project called "All My Friends Are [...]

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

Radio Free D.C.

You've got a few more workday listening options, beginning this month. ESL Music, the label owned by local chill purveyors Thievery Corporation, launched an online radio station today, and it is so, so, so chill. How chill? So chill it's been playing the same chill loop—glossy keys, crowd noise, Rasta-voiced hypeman—since I tuned in like [...]

What’s Next for the ’90s Punk Reunion Wave?

It’s only Wednesday, and this week has already brought two '90s punk stalwarts back from retirement. Both At the Drive-In and Refused will play this year’s Coachella, prompting many gray-bearded music journalists to reinsert their plugs. Bands here in D.C. are certainly not immune to the musical seven-year itch, but one thing we lack is [...]

Your Band Could Be Our Drink

Forgive us, but Drinkify is kind of addictive. You type in a band name, and then, using its algorithm, the site suggests an appropriate libation with which to enjoy your tunes. Some are hilarious—and some don't quite feel accurate. For example, type in "Black Tambourine"—that'd be the influential early '90s noise-pop group—and Drinkify tells you to [...]

The Future of Music Summit, Summarized

How do you catch Craig Finn, Damian Kulash, and T. Bone Burnett all in the same day without getting overpowered by the B.O. of thousands of sweaty music-fest attendees? You put on your sport coat, grab your laptop, and head to The Future of Music Coalition's annual summit in D.C., of course. At least, that's [...]

Perhaps the Funniest-Ever Summary of Nation of Ulysses?

In a post on "Ten Bands From The '90s That Haven't Reunited," the Village Voice's Zach Baron and Rob Harvilla have this to say about D.C.'s Ian Svenonius and his Nation of Ulysses:
NoU ... were the most exciting of any of Svenonius's endeavors–the most outlandish, the most creative, the most aggressive, the most well dressed. [...]