Posts Tagged ‘pitchfork’

Meet Dub Thompson, A Punk Group With A Whole Lot of Soul

Attention, music critics: The jig is up. Dub Thompson reads your reviews and think you're full of shit. They believe you make up words—and subgenres—when you can't properly describe their restless blend of punk and garage rock. "That Pitchfork review was everything we wanted," Dub Thompson drummer Evan Laffer says of a write-up that rated the duo's debut album, [...]

Hundred Waters on Life After Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” Tag

Hundred Waters makes the kind of music that sticks with you. The Gainesville, Fla., band itself doesn't stick out, but its oozing electro-folk makes you wanna sit somewhere and daydream. You don't listen to the music; it seeps into you and stretches itself out for as long as it wants. On the band's incredible new album, [...]

How Critics Keep Shortchanging D.C. Bands

As far as most indie-rock rock critics know, D.C. has two Ians, a Henry, a Travis, and some dude named H.R., and they all got discovered at the 9:30 Club or in the DMV—but how bands get noticed by tired folks waiting in line to get their drivers licenses renewed, well, who knows.
If you live [...]

Arts Roundup: A Valentine for ASCAP Edition

House of Cards, now darker than ever. [Post]
Pitchfork does not love the new album from Lo-Fang (aka ex-D.C. musician Matthew Hemerlein). [Pitchfork]
Somebody loooooooves ASCAP. [NPR]
Morrissey will skip D.C. on his next tour. [Pitchfork]
An interview with NPR's Bob Boilen [D.C. Music Download]
DJ Heat named DJ of the year at the Fab Awards. [WPGC]
Then she made a playlist for [...]

Arts Roundup: The Mayor Does Austin Edition

Mayor Vincent Gray goes to SXSW... [Post]
...and DCist has some ideas for his itinerary. [DCist]
Pitchfork hands Deathfix's debut a respectable 6.4 rating. [Pitchfork]
Signature Theatre cans Crimes of the Heart, swaps in The Last Five Years. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
From the archives: Washington City Paper's coverage of go-go in the 1980s [Unveiled]
Gettysburg Address to be displayed at [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Love Edition

D.C.-based filmmakers take home an Oscar for the best documentary short [DCist]
Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage for itts 2013-14 season [Post]
Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten on "Pump Me Up" at the Corcoran: "I’m a little sad and happy. Because this is D.C., what you see is the old D.C. Some good, some [...]

Arts Roundup: Georgia On My Mind Edition

City Paper contributor Lindsay Zoladz has a new column on Pitchfork called "Ordinary Machines," about the meeting points of music, identity, and technology. [Pitchfork]
Synetic Theater plans a trip to (the country of) Georgia, the birthplace of its two founders. [Post]
Talking with D.C. artist Carolina Mayorga about her work, which toys with social norms, stereotypes, and [...]

Six Things About the Pitchfork People’s List

Pitchfork's reader-voted People's List is online, which should be reassuring to agents of the indie-rock monoculture. Leading the list of the top 200 albums made between 1996 and 2011 is Radiohead's OK Computer, with three more Radiohead albums landing in the top 20. Fancily, Pitchfork included breakdowns of what sorts of people voted (88 percent are [...]

Listen: Lorelei’s “Hammer Meet Tongs”

A number of acts from D.C.'s indie-pop era  gathered earlier spring for the chickfactor shows at Artisphere, but biggest surprise might have been the tight, noisy set from Lorelei, who emerged from the Slumberland scene in the 1990s—and even inspired the title chickfactor—but haven't released anything since 2003's Informed by the Future EP.
The band has [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

A Roundup in a Roundup!: Sunday's Washington Post offered up a whopping three local arts stories: Chris Richards' piece about Northern Virginia's globe-trotting seven-piece SOJA; DeNeen Brown on the Cathedral Choral Society; and Maura Judkis' slightly nauseating story on stage spitting.
Background Check: The Los Angeles Times looks at the CVs of the National American Latino Museum's [...]