Posts Tagged ‘Puff Pieces’

This Year’s Fort Reno Shows, Sponsored by…

Bang Salon presents: Foul Swoops, Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Golden Looks, Beauty Pill

D.C. Bands Lay Out Their Pros and Condos

What do Oddisee, Chain & the Gang, Puff Pieces, and other local music acts think of the D.C. condo craze?

Sounds About Right: The Best Local Albums of 2014

Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.

ToDo ToDay: Seven Guitars, Soccer Team, and Falafel

Theatrical tragedy is on the agenda tonight.

ToDo ToDay: Quraishi, Puff Pieces, and Black Alley

In the early ’80s, a young Afghan high school student now known simply as Quraishi fled his country ahead of impending battles between the Soviet Union and the Afghan mujahedeen. He traveled through the Afghan mountains before ending up in New York City with dreams of becoming a guitarist. But when he heard that religious [...]

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: Capleton, Wine Showcases, and Private Lives

Jamaican dancehall artist Capleton has become tied to controversy. Though he’s been criticized for his homophobic lyrics (he claims they’re not meant to be taken literally), the raw energy of anthems like “Who Dem” or the swanky groove of “Jah Jah City,” two classics from his More Fire album, continues to draw in fans. The incredibly expressive [...]

One Track Mind: Puff Pieces, “New Nazis”

Standout Track: No. 2, “New Nazis,” a jumpy, punky slab from ex-Antelope and ex-Caution Curves threesome Puff Pieces, a combo of Mount Pleasant guitarist Justin Moyer (an occasional Washington City Paper contributor) and Brightwood residents Amanda Huron (drums) and Mike Andre (bass and vocals). The tune—from a 7-inch on Lovitt Records, out April 19—is darn [...]

ToDo ToDay: Julianna Barwick, Chain and the Gang, and the International Uranium Film Festival

Julianna Barwick’s songs often consist of vocals looped back on themselves, distorted with reverb, or simply repeated until they sound something like instruments. Her latest album, Nepenthe, takes the artistic argument of her 2011 breakout album The Magic Place to its logical extreme: The songs are a little less blissfully beautiful and more chillingly ethereal. Read more >>> Julianna [...]

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