Posts Tagged ‘Ploy’

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.

New D.C. Record Label Could Put a Weird Slant on Dance Music

I've been digging a lot of local dance music in recent weeks: Earlier this month, Will Eastman released this awesome remix of the Caribbean, and his buddy, Outputmessage, put out The Infinite Void, an infectious set of deep dance tunes that reach for outer space. On Monday, Hyattsville, Md., duo Ploy released "Friend of a Friend," a lovelorn pop [...]

Arts Roundup: ICE ICE Baby Edition

The historic Franklin School to become a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits. [Housing Complex]
Dani Levinas, the entrepreneur and arts patron that will retool the Franklin School with his Institute for Contemporary Expression (ICE), talks about the project's next steps. [Post]
But is an art museum the best use of the building? [Greater Greater Washington]
The Ex [...]

ToDo ToDay: Peter and the Starcatcher, Sylvan Esso, and State of the Union Bingo

Ever wonder how Peter Pan became the ultimate hipster—a man-child who vows to never grow up? The Tony Award–winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, offers a new take on Pan’s origin story, in which he leaves a London orphanage for adventures on Mollusk Island. Don’t arrive [...]

Arts Roundup: Samuel Clemens Edition

Chris Brown expected back in D.C. court. [AP]
Pacman and Peso return from North Korea, talk about experiences. [Guardian]
Here are some of the ways Mark Twain spent his short time in D.C. [Jack Limpert]
Reflecting on Shudder to Think's non-single single [AV Club]
Cool Mars rover images to go on view at Air and Space Museum. [AP]
The Washington [...]

Arts Roundup: A Good Pound Edition

That time John Kerry fist-bumped Snoop Dogg [Post]
American Hustle's connections to D.C. [Post]
A closer look at the in-progress African American Museum [WBJ]
What to look forward to in D.C. theater next year [Post]
Apparently out of ideas, Big Theater cribs from the movies instead. [Post]
Oh hey, it's a new song from Ploy. [All Things Go]
Philip Sherburne loves dance [...]

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, [...]

Listen: New Music from Nitemoves and Ploy

Last week one of the best local electronic releases of the year came out, and very few people around here seemed to notice: Themes, the second full-length release from D.C.'s Nitemoves.
Something like half ambient and half pop, Themes (released on the Moodgadget label) comes straight from the brain of Rory O'Connor, perhaps better known as [...]

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 [...]

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