Posts Tagged ‘Priests’

ToDo ToDay: Smoke Fairies, Charlie Murphy, and Priests

Learn something from your fellow D.C. residents this weekend.

Photo: Priests at Fort Reno

ToDo ToDay: “Femininity Beyond Archetypes,” Priests, and St. Vincent

In much of her work, Colombian raised photographer and designer Natalia Arias challenges traditional cultural tropes of beauty, sexuality, and general propriety. Her series Taboo includes “Beauty” (shown), a pristine mannequin head that’s perfectly made up but completely bald, as well as “Corazon Roto,” a photo of a woman’s chest divided by a thick pink [...]

Here’s Who Might Have Played Fort Reno This Summer

This summer's Fort Reno concert series is off, organizer Amanda MacKaye announced today after she was unable to resolve a permitting dispute with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police. Not long before MacKaye posted a letter to Fort Reno's website, she wrote to members of more than 20 local bands about the disappointing news—presumably the bands she [...]

ToDo ToDay: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Priests, and Graffiato Industry Night

Nine years. That’s how much time has elapsed since the release of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s self-titled debut, a wonderful record of wistful, jangly indie pop that should have been the jumping off point for a long, brilliant career in music. But it didn’t exactly go that way. After a poorly received sophomore LP [...]

What Priests Thinks About Screaming, Politics, and Smartphones at Punk Shows

For my cover story this week on Priests, I spent a lot of time observing and talking with the members of the D.C. punk band and people in the world—but I couldn’t touch on every topic I wanted to include, like vocalist Katie Alice Greer's insightful interview style for online fanzine The Media or Black [...]

Everybody’s Talking About Priests This Week: Listen to “Doctor”

I hope the members of Priests buy their PR rep a round of drinks tonight—today saw a monster boost in the buzz around the band's soon-to-be-released freshman EP. A full profile ran in this morning's Washington Post, just a few hours before All Songs Considered debuted "Doctor," a track from the upcoming Bodies and Control and Money and Power. Besides the fact [...]

Listen: Priests’ “Right Wing”

Sounds like this new Priests EP won't be all spit and fury. "Right Wing," the first song released from the D.C. four-piece's upcoming EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power, is controlled yet propulsive in a Helium kinda way, until singer Katie Alice Greer erupts into a still-measured roar in the track's second verse. The release, from Sister Polygon [...]

Coming in June: Priests’ Debut EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power

Standout D.C. four-piece Priests had a great 2013, releasing the excellent cassette Tape Two and making inroads outside the District with their noisy, short-fused art punk. Now the group has announced its first EP, out this summer as a split release from the band's own Sister Polygon Records and New Jersey label Don Giovanni, home to bands you [...]

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]