Posts Tagged ‘Paint Branch’

ToDo ToDay: Paint Branch, Alarms & Controls, and Boss Shepherd’s Opens

When I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just [...]

ToDo ToDay: “American Cool,” Jacolby Satterwhite, and a Free Show at American Art

Is there anything harder to define—but as easy to spot—as cool? The National Portrait Gallery gamely takes a crack at this ephemeral notion in a new show, “American Cool,” that opens today. The exhibit includes portraits of everyone from Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley to Joan Didion and Jay Z, captured at their most [...]

We’re Co-Presenting a Free Show Tonight, and You Should Come

Paint Branch and The Walking Sticks are playing the Luce Foundation Center (inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum) tonight. Washington City Paper is co-presenting the concert with the museum. Here are 10 reasons you should come:
1. Both of those bands were among Washington City Paper's favorite music in 2013
2. The show is free
3. "American Cool" opens today [...]

Come to Our Luce Unplugged Show With Paint Branch and The Walking Sticks

Back in December 2011, Title Tracks frontman John Davis played an intimate set in the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its regular Luce Unplugged series. Toward the end of the set, Davis brought up his old bandmate from Q and Not U, Chris Richards—now the pop critic at the Washington Post—and the pair played some [...]

Genre Dysphoria: The Best D.C. Music of 2013

With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Rory Scovel, Paint Branch, and Serial Killers

A South Carolina native who cut his teeth in D.C.’s comedy scene in the middle of the last decade, Rory Scovel specializes in pushing the limits of a gag’s logical expiration. He starts his 2011 album Dilation by thanking the audience for their applause for a good 90 seconds after they’ve stopped clapping. In recent performances, he’s [...]

Arts Roundup: Carol Burnett Edition

Carol Burnett got her Mark Twain prize last night at KenCen. [AP]
Union Market will host a Walkmen gig on Nov. 30. [DCist]
In search of a firm to redesign the MLK Library, D.C. Public Library whittles down its list to 10 companies. [Housing Complex]
Local folk-music radio personality Dick Cerri has died. [Post]
WaPo gives Dismemberment Plan a feature [Post]
Another interview [...]

Listen: Cricket Cemetery’s September Sampler

"Anything loud." That's how Ian Thompson, founder of Arlington's Cricket Cemetery, described his record label's forte in a 2011 interview with Washington City Paper. But it turns out Cricket Cemetery does quiet pretty well, too—though it's hard to find much of that on the September sampler Thompson recently posted on Bandcamp.
The sampler, which you can [...]

Listen: Dismemberment Plan’s “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer”

The trickles, they keep coming: Today, Dismemberment Plan released another song from its anticipated forthcoming album, Uncanney Valley. "Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer," a kind of blue number about a guy who gives up cuttin' a rug when he becomes a father, takes on the same sneaky complexity of any great D-Plan song: While Travis [...]

ToDo ToDay: M.A.K.U. Sound System! Fourth of July Festivities!

There are a lot of people who would cringe at the thought of seeing an "Afro-Colombian punk and folkloric funk band," as the M.A.K.U. Sound System refers to itself. Not because any of those things individually is a turnoff, but because collectively the words could imply a high-concept world-beat overreach. There’s really only one thing [...]

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