Posts Tagged ‘Office of Future Plans’

Photos from Salad Days Post-Premiere Party at the Black Cat

The showing included two reunions: one for Soulside, who headlined both nights, and one for Swiz,

ToDo ToDay: Nancy and Beth! Beautiful Swimmers! Holly Bass!

People know Megan Mullally can do bawdy humor but it’s her weird, subtle comedy that makes you laugh and say “WTF” at the same time. Her new musical duo, Nancy and Beth, falls into the latter category. Along with actress Stephanie Hunt, the two perform a combination of ’70s folk songs, original compositions, and situational humor [...]

One Track Mind: Office of Future Plans, “Solipsist”

Standout Track: Side A, “Solipsist,” a new Office of Future Plans song from a forthcoming split 7-inch on Lovitt Records with French band Daria. The chipper midtempo number builds in tension but cleverly refuses to explode. Driven by Brooks Harlan’s throbbing bass and J. Robbins’ angular guitar riffs, “Solipsist” is pretty perky for a song [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

Erica Bruce’s Top 10 Concerts of 2011, in Photos

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We covered a lot of music in pictures this year, but some truly stood out.

The Sleigher: Office of Future Plans, “Holiday in Cambodia”

HO-HO-WHO: A sparkly holiday assortment of post-punk/rock lifers. On assignment from The Onion's A.V. Club, Office of Future Plans wisely drafted Damon Locks (Trenchmouth, The Eternals) to front a, uh, Christmasy cover of Dead Kennedys' "Holiday in Cambodia." The performance is part of the site's Holiday Undercover series, which tapes indie-rock bands playing Christmas covers at A.V. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Anacostia, Office of Future Plans, Marilyn Monroe

Shani Hilton leads this week's arts section with a critical essay on Anacostia: The Web Series, which she says is brilliant for a few counterintuitive reasons. Joe Warminsky reviews the debut full-length of Office of Future Plans, the latest post-hardcore outfit from J. Robbins. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films that pull back the curtain on [...]

J. Robbins on the Status of Channels

While fact-checking some things for my upcoming review of the new Office Of Future Plans disc, I asked frontman J. Robbins if he could clarify the status of his other band, Channels, which includes bassist Janet Morgan (Robbins' wife, who does not play in Office Of Future Plans) and drummer Darren Zentek (who also drums [...]

The Evens Are Back

It's been five years since the last record from Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina's low-key punk-folk duo The Evens, and they're back on Nov. 21 with a new 7-inch on Dischord. The A-side is called "Warble Factor" and the B-side is "Timothy Wright." (Could the latter be about the late gospel singer? Cool.) According to [...]

Listen to Office of Future Plans’ “Salamander”

Via Stereogum, the J. Robbins-led post-hardcore quartet Office of Future Plans has released the first song from its upcoming self-titled debut on Dischord. "Salamander" is less of a head-banger than the band's 7-inch single from earlier this year, "Harden Your Heart," but it's equally, I think, as bleak yet determined. But I'm not sure the [...]