Posts Tagged ‘Prince’

Sy Smith: The Girl That Everybody Knows That Nobody Knows (Let Her Explain)

Sy Smith cut her teeth on the local go-go scene before setting out on her own. She traces her social and musical influences to a baptist church on Minnesota Avenue, and her live performances have drawn the likes of Prince and Raphael Saadiq, among others.
But now, the D.C. native has literally gone Hollywood, as she [...]

Reviewed: Authenticity by The Foreign Exchange

Gentlemen, raise your hands if you've been here: You meet "the one," that woman who you just know is the best thing you've ever encountered. Then, you embark on what promises to be an astonishing love affair of deep infatuation and refreshing spontaneity.
But soon you analyze the relationship and aren't thrilled with what's there, and you're [...]

How to Win Fans and Alienate People

Electro-pop band La Roux is playing to a sold out 9:30 Club tonight [Ed. note: Show's been postponed!], a sure sign that audiences love the duo made up of lead singer Elly Jackson and musician Ben Langmaid. However, La Roux — more specifically, Jackson herself — is known for being a bit of a... well, [...]

Remembering Rickey Wright

This past weekend, we learned that former Washington City Paper music critic Rickey Wright had died. I put together a tribute of sorts made from Wright's blog posts and WCP pieces, tributes from friends and colleagues and family.
On Saturday afternoon, I had the fortune of talking with Nicole Arthur. Arthur served as Washington City Paper's [...]

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