Posts Tagged ‘Nick Cave’

Photos: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Constitution Hall

Nick Cave is a heady combination of fear, sex, God, love, and super-slick suits. At D.A.R Constitution Hall Wednesday night, Cave and his Bad Seeds played with their usual powerful brooding intensity—after all, songs like "Stagger Lee" and "Red Right Hand" aren't exactly happy.
But Cave also seemed lighter and more cheerful than at previous performances. He [...]

Watch: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds’ “Conjure Man” Video

D.C.-based guitarist and bandleader Kid Congo (ex-Cramps, Gun Club, and Bad Seeds) and his ensemble The Pink Monkeybirds have released a video for "Conjure Man," a spooky, superstitious tune recently released on a 7-inch for In the Red Records.
The video, directed by Aaron Brookner, features a dreamachine credited to James Elphick and Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge.
Kid Congo and [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nick Cave! Pizza and Beer!

Embodying elements of performance art, sculpture, and fashion, the work of artist Nick Cave is hard to fit into one box.  Cave put this aesthetic diversity to use last January, when he traveled to Dakar, Senegal, through the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. The work he created following his trip, a large tondo made [...]

“Next Generation” at Contemporary Wing, Reviewed

It didn't even occur to me that there might be a white artist in "Next Generation." Everything about the pitch for the show, the first for Contemporary Wing, suggested it would feature only black artists—to me, anyway. For the show, gallery founder Lauren Gentile asked participants in "30 Americans," the show of black artists [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Lincoln Stomped on the Constitution? Oh Well!

Among other reasons Ron Paul would make an unlikely standard-bearer for the Republican Party is the fact that he, apparently, doesn’t think much of his party’s sainted first president. Paul famously accused Abraham Lincoln of waging a “senseless” war and ruling with an “iron fist.” Coming from a guy whose eponymous newsletters spent chunks of [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Putting on Heavy Eyeliner

Maybe it's goth night or maybe you're just resuscitating some Victorian fashion ideas. Perhaps you want to make a macabre first impression or you just watched The Crow. Whatever the reason, you've decided to wear heavy, dark make-up around your eyes tonight. Eyeliner is going to be your visual statement, and it's not going to be subtle. [...]

Photos: Grinderman @ 9:30 Club

Nick Cave's side project Grinderman basically turns machismo into sound. With aggressive and loud guitars, severe facial hair, sharp suits, and a dark and dangerous sensuality, Grinderman's appearance at a sold-out 9:30 Club last night was like a siren's call to the testosterone-fueled side in all of us. Howling ensued.

Arts Roundup: Hunter S. Thompson Hates Technology Edition

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Morning, readers. And Happy Mardi Gras.
*Today in Posthumousness: Hunter S. Thompson calls audio-video establishment, begins to voice coherent complaint, wavers, descends into blabbering rage, threatens to ruin audio-video establishment by writing about it. (Audio portion above.) Here, the good Doctor might've benefited from M.I.A.'s [...]

Ask a European About Washington, D.C.: 2) Italy

Washington City Paper: What's your name?
Luca Vortex: Luca Vortex.
That's not your real name. That's a punk name.
That is how everybody knows me.
How old are you?
Are you familiar with go-go music?

Five Books I’d Read

In which the author briefly discusses five new books he’d read, if time permitted.

1. The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity by Geraldo Rivera.
Like many Americans, I was disappointed by Geraldo's anticlimatic incursion into Al Capone's vault and decision to go bald, but I like idea that this [...]