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Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.
Kid Congo's sparkles, the Coathangers' raindrops, and the Ar-Kaics' rude cyclops hand
Wait, isn’t Sublime broken up? Well, yes—the band fell apart after the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell in 1996. But this isn’t Sublime, it’s Sublime with Rome—a name change dictated by a particularly contentious lawsuit between the executors of Nowell’s estate and Sublime’s remaining members—and it’s more or less a really authentic tribute band filled [...]
1984’s Blood Simple and 2007’s No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen’s eerie, blood-soaked, uncomfortably hilarious Texas neo-noirs, have a lot in common, down to the creepiness and originality of their respective villains, the double-crossing P.I. Loren Visser and the double-crossing hitman Anton Chigurh. But while Blood Simple, the Coen brothers’ first feature, was a [...]
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 [...]
Tonight, Comet Ping Pong hosts a benefit for the Travis Jackson Memorial Fund, honoring the late Points drummer and Windian Records founder and featuring local acts Title Tracks (pictured), Passing Phases, and Cane & the Sticks. While Title Tracks plays more power-pop and stands in contrast to the Points’ party punk sound, both groups found [...]
D.C. synth duo Protect-U will release Free USA, its first true LP, on May 13 via hometown label Future Times. Members Mike Petillo (a co-owner of the label) and Aaron Leitko are planning at least three performances locally in the run-up to the release date: A set at the Select DC Vanguard Festival on April [...]
An idyllic community. A teenage romance. Tragedy that lurks behind the clapboard houses and neighbors’ friendly smiles. This isn’t Our Town but Our Suburb, playwright Darrah Cloud’s homage to the Thorton Wilder classic, which premieres at Theater J this week. The suburb is Skokie, Ill.—Cloud’s hometown—and residents are grappling with an infamous attempted neo-Nazi march. Read more >>> The [...]
It's been about nine months since Future Times' Maxmillion Dunbar released House of Woo, a convivial combination of the D.C. DJ/producer's experimental inclinations and his rhythmic proclivities. This week he circles back to some of those songs with the free Woo Daps, a remix/mixtape project that plays like a stand-alone release.
Although four-on-the-floor dance beats [...]