Posts Tagged ‘Ploy’

Listen: Ploy, Young For a Moment

In their early days—all the way back in 2012—the members of Hyattsville duo Ploy made synthpop that erred on the side of minimalism. Infancy-stage tracks like "Anywhere" made emotional headway, but without the production chops that could bear the load. Months passed and Gil Wojcik and Justin Victoria tinkered away, periodically emerging with new and increasingly [...]

Arts Roundup: Kirk Franklin’s Enormous Bill Edition

The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year's Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]
After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]
Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]
A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: Live Chicken Edition

Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: "If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?" [...]

Listen: Ploy, “VRDSNT”

"We’re still kind of learning how to make our songs," Gil Wojcik told Washington City Paper last fall. "Every song is a new way of approaching [making music]." Wojcik is one half of the Hyattsville pop duo Ploy, whose song "Fool" we spotlighted in an October One Track Mind column. Monday, the duo released its [...]

ToDo ToDay: Best of D.C. Fête! Gems and Ploy at the Gibson Guitar Showroom!

For a Rust Belt city, Bethlehem, Pa., has fared relatively well. By the time Bethlehem Steel ceased manufacturing in the 1990s, the local economy was already less reliant on it—aided by its proximity to New York and Philadelphia, the growth of local colleges, and a modest tourism industry. The city’s emphasis on entertainment is most [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Sitting in the Waiting Room Edition

Kennedy Center launches an online waiting room for Book of Mormon tix, and there has never been a better time for a Fugazi/Kennedy Center mashup. [Post]
Sequestration would force the National Gallery of Art to slash its hours. [Post]
Free leaves WPGC. [Twitter]
For what it's worth, Pete Seeger thinks Alexandria's waterfront shouldn't be modernized. [Del Ray Patch]
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City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

One Track Mind: Ploy

Standout Track: “Fool” is a boiling, gurgling synth concoction that doesn’t go anywhere unexpected—it’s built around a simple, catchy hook by vocalist Gil Wojcik. “I was just another fool for you,” he sings. The beat is hearty enough for dancing, but this track’s greatest strength is its sing-along chorus.
Musical Motivation: Using Logic software and a [...]