Posts Tagged ‘No Age’

No Age, High Places to Perform at “Song 1″ Happening at the Hirshhorn

In May, the Hirshhorn will hit mute on the marquee indie-rock soundtrack accompanying Doug Aitken's monumental "Song 1" installation, and replace it with...a marquee indie-rock concert. A four-hour "happening" on May 11—co-sponsored by Pitchfork and Wired magazine—will feature live outdoor performances by No Age, High Places, and "a slew of others," according to the Hirshhorn's Jenny Leehey. The [...]

10 Versions of the Song in Doug Aitken’s “Song 1″

No dearth of hipness went into the soundtrack of "Song 1," Doug Aitken's sublime, monumental work of video art currently ringing the curved exterior of the Hirshhorn Museum. The looped, 35-minute "Song 1" could be a series of interlinked music videos—romantic, unquestionably; universal, but not quite comforting, in their lack of specificity; chilling in their anomie, [...]

The Gold Leaf Variations: A Longtime DIY Venue Nears Its Swan Song

On Labor Day weekend last September, if you stepped outside of the new Korean restaurant or the swank Japanese kitchen at 5th and K streets NW and gazed across the way, you might have caught a scene that felt slightly out of place in shiny, revitalized Mount Vernon Square. Lanterns emerged from inky, overgrown foliage. Guitar [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Fridge, Fredric Wertham, Waiting for “Superman”

Erin Petty leads off this week's arts section by examining some of the neighborhood tensions faced by the outre-minded Fridge art space in Capitol Hill—tensions that came to a head last month thanks to some noisy new agers. Mike Rhode ponders what the opening of the papers of Fredric Wertham—comic books' real-life super-villain—means for comics [...]

Falling Off Allege: How Online Accusations of Rape Helped Break Up Drunkdriver

On a message board last week, one commenter posted a picture of a smashed Drunkdriver record.
Fan Death Records co-founder Sean Gray came across the rumors last Monday night, accusations he’d encountered before, researched, and cautiously dismissed as hearsay: Did Jeremy Villalobos, the drummer for two of the Maryland label’s bands, have a history of sexual [...]

SXSW Recap: Friday

Woods: Brooklyn slacker-psych band Woods' debut LP, Songs Of Shame, sounded like it was slapped together with matchsticks, glue, and a few scratchy Quicksilver Messenger Service LP. By that standard, it was hard to recognize the band during the second afternoon of Other Music's SXSW showcase. Benefiting from a tighter rhythm section Woods performed a [...]

Leak Proof: Jay-Z, Professor Genius & Grackle, No Age, King Khan & BBQ Show

Jay-Z: "Reminder"
Jay-Z has moved some 26 million units, so he's allowed to spend a whole verse rapping about his record sales. "I crush Elvis in his blue suede shoes/ made the Rolling Stones seem sweet as Kool-Aid too," he rhymes, sort of, on "Reminder," a track from his upcoming record The Blueprint 3. But if [...]