Posts Tagged ‘Punk’

Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Baltimore Soundstage

I've never quite been able to grasp the Dillinger Escape Plan live. How the band manages to play some of the most complex, intricately composed music while hanging from rafters, crowdsurfing, or just generally freaking out like almost no other band in existence will always be a mystery to me. It's been a few years [...]

Arts Roundup: Daft Punked Edition

Mariah Carey will perform at this Friday's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WTOP]
No, no, no—Daft Punk is not playing U Street Music Hall. [D.C. Music Download]
The green-paint vandal makes a courtroom appearance. [DCist]
Rep. John Lewis donates digital copies of his civil rights memoir to every member of Congress. [Post]
Will Ferrell talks Anchorman at the Newseum. [WTOP]
Neighbors protest Mova Lounge's liquor license [...]

Photos: D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam @ 9:30 Club

Sunday night's "D.C Funk-Punk Throwback Jam," one of the nostalgic events tied to the opening of the new Corcoran exhibit "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s," drew a crowd as diverse as the lineup. Young and old fans of local go-go and punk from D.C.'s '80s packed the 9:30 Club for more than [...]

Arts Roundup: District of Coachella Edition

The Make-Up, Deathfix, and The Evens scheduled to play Coachella 2013 [Coachella]
Five shot at D.C. Soundstage nightclub on Benning Road NE [Post]
New ad campaign tries to make D.C. look sexually adventurous [Post]
In concert with the Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit, 9:30 Club will host a punk and go-go mash-up Feb. 24 [Post]
Comedian Todd Glass loves the [...]

Photos: History Repeated @ Velvet Lounge

John Stabb is best known as the leader of Government Issue, one the more fondly remembered bands from D.C.'s first generation of punk rock. That group still reunites from time to time, but Stabb has led other ensembles since G.I.'s original run.
Stabb's latest project is History Repeated, which was called Sleeper Agent! until recently. At the band's [...]

City Paper Punk Cred: Intact

Washington City Paper has taken a few hits in recent years—bankruptcy and a high-profile lawsuit, among them—but at least we're still punk as fuck.
Or, someone seems to think we are. City Paper Circulation Manager Molly McGinley spotted this HxC flyer at the Black Cat Monday night and kindly passed it along to Arts Desk. Word on the [...]

Arts Roundup: Manifesto Edition

Punk Blogging's Not Dead: The writer behind local punk blog DayAfterDayDC explains why the site exists. Reason No. 1: "Why document the scene? To support it; I like to think of myself as a cheerleader for the scene. The main reason I started the site was that no one else was doing it. If you [...]

Reissues Prove Edsel Was Actually Relevant

Next week Universal will reissue Nirvana's Nevermind to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, which will put a nice cherry on top of the grunge-nostalgia sundae folks seem so eager to devour lately. But as anyone who lived in Seattle in the late '80s and early '90s—or anyone who spent a couple hours Googling bands after [...]

Dope Body’s Nupping, Reviewed

Nupping | nupp – ing | noun
DEFINITION
A 10-track record from Baltimore's sludgy noise act Dope Body. Known for its intense, mucked-up punk rock, Dope Body cranks out some brutal jams on Nupping. It sounds like a call to arms, a reminder that ferocity works in every era, and that there are many, many ways to make [...]

The Cutters: D.C. Needs This More Than Houston

D.C. punk band The Points defiled serious punk rock in the nation's capital. Frontman Geo (George White) spat beer on his audience. He wrote hooky songs about girls, and how they suck. Following years of Dischord rock music built on questioning the rules—about society, social strata, and sincere things like that—The Points declared a ban [...]

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