Posts Tagged ‘Pleasure Curses’

Listen to Pleasure Curses’ Infectious Disco-Pop on “Concrete”

A flash of color so concentrated, you could use it to dye your Easter eggs.

ToDo ToDay: Marilynne Robinson, Georgian Film, and Operators

Award-winning authors and local synth-pop performers are on your agenda tonight.

ToDo ToDay: Teatro Lirico, Daddy Issues, and Wyatt Cenac

Enjoy your comedy with a side of politics and your live music with a side of synthesizers.

ToDo ToDay: Laura Tsaggaris, the Walking Sticks, and Lobster Alice

Don't sleep this weekend! There's too much art happening!

ToDo ToDay: Fanfare Ciocărlia, A New Wine Bar, and So Much Local Music

The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jewish Stories, Pleasure Curses, and Fainting Goat

By the seventh night of Hanukkah, you might tire of spinning dreidels and eating latkes and chocolate gelt. So put the carbo-loading and gambling on hold and embrace that other Hanukkah tradition: storytelling. SpeakeasyDC returns to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the fifth iteration of “My So-Called Jewish Life,” in which seven area residents, [...]

Living in Synth: A Flowchart (and Playlist!) for D.C.’s Electronic-Pop Scene

Guitars clang on in Washington, D.C. But they could soon be tied with synthesizers, computers, and weird sound effects.
The District has never lacked for synth-based music, but the last few years have felt like an especially fertile time for synthpop in particular; now we’ve reached the point where there seems to be one local synth- [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ploy, Australian Dance, and Beer

If D.C. is in the midst of a synthpop renaissance, Hyattsville’s Ploy sits at the forefront. The slick duo, formed only last year, has progressively sharpened its ability to sculpt a big, sad love song—the most powerful weapon in any synthpop band’s arsenal. But it’s a song from the band’s early days that best distills [...]

ToDo ToDay: Olivia Mancini! Pleasure Curses! Luray!

I’m not saying that it’s not an honor to open for Matthew Sweet. “Girlfriend,” the title track and breakout hit from his 1991 album, delighted a generation of pop fans with its singalong chorus and promise of accessibility—a chocolate-coating over the nougat of alternative rock. But when it’s Olivia Mancini opening for Sweet—and at the [...]

One Track Mind: Pleasure Curses, “PNKLKR”

Standout Track: No. 1, “PNKLKR” (“pink licker”), a cool synth-pop single built on a hand-clappy drum sample by Jugzy Jord, a.k.a. Jordan Gelling. The rest comes from Pleasure Curses’ main producers, Jahn Alexander Teetsov, 23, and Evan Maxwell Grice, 22, who throw in a sci-fi bassline and a bath of calming synth sounds. Amid it [...]

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