Posts Tagged ‘Obits’

Photos: Obits, Title Tracks, Ex Hex, Cane & the Sticks

Brooklyn's Obits was the headliner last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, but the support acts on the bill were some of the best in D.C.'s post-punk music scene these days.
Cane & the Sticks kicked the night off with their cool mixture of gritty and melody. Mary Timony and her new trio, Ex Hex, [...]

ToDo ToDay: VelocityDC, Obits, and The Bentzen Ball

New York’s annual 10-day-long dance blitz is called Fall for Dance. In D.C., the same concept, packed into just three days with 30 local companies, is known as VelocityDC. On opening night, you’ll see more or less traditional work from the Washington Ballet’s studio company and Edwin Aparicio’s flamenco troupe. But the event’s emerging performers [...]

Obits, Krallice Rock Out for Brendan Majewski in NYC Tonight

In honor of the late Brendan Majewski (Orphan, Quix*o*tic), who passed away recently, some folks in New York are putting together a benefit show to help the family pay for funeral-related expenses. If you happen to be in Brooklyn tonight, be sure and check out Krallice, Obits, Mira Billotte (White Magic & Quix*o*tic), and Dope [...]

Music in Review: Records I Liked, But Really, Anything Was Better than That Girls Album

Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion
I'm pretty sure I tried to call Merriweather Post Pavilion "Record of the year" back in January, when I reviewed it, but City Paper managing editor Andrew Beaujon argued that this statement might be a tad premature, given that '09 still had 11 months left to go. But here we are in [...]

Bob Corn @ Haydees Saturday/Obits @ Black Cat Sunday

Listening to Obits will make you feel more American. It won’t make you feel like a better American—I Blame You, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s debut LP won’t inspire you to join the National Guard, pay your taxes, or bail-out GM–that’s Alan Jackson’s territory. Just more American; gritty and rebellious, kind of like Paul Newman in Hud.
This [...]

Red Red Meat/Obits @ SXSW

If Tim Rutili's doesn't have the most harmonious singing voice, but it's certainly one of the most distinctive, or just the flat-out weirderst. On his records with Califone and the long defunct Red Red Meat his words are always slurred, as if he's somehow singing them backwards and forwards at the same time. I had [...]