REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTALS: On one side are the deep thoughts, the reflections, the revelations, the oddballs, the paradoxes and the acid trips. On the other side are the conflicts, the punchlines, the flameouts, the retorts and the oh-wows. Or something like that. It's Far Out vs. Hot Dang, people and it is THE FUTURE OF [...]
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Your favorite weekly assemblage of D.C. cultural noise cannot be diminished. Put down all those fall previews and dwell in the now, baby, because if you sleep on Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you're snoozin' on life. On the left, as usual, are the mind-bogglers and the head-scratchers—as well as the sweet epiphanies and fond [...]
According to George Washington University librarian Tina Plottel, punk rock in D.C. is not
dead. And the demise of the Arlington DIY venue Kansas House last year shouldn't be taken as an ending point.
There are variables, she says, on which area punk depends. The presidential administration is one of them: Plottel says that many members of the D.C scene [...]
I know what you're thinking: This is just some novelty act where overzealous parents convince their kids to pretend to be punk rockers. You're wrong.
Last night at Fort Reno, I saw more people dancing at a local punk rock show than I've seen in ages. Why? Because the 10- and 12-year-old kids in The Black [...]
Converge brought its punk/metal hybrid to the Black Cat last night, opening for hardcore purveyors Thursday. Like many of the concertgoers, I didn't stick around after Converge's 45-minute beast of a set, leaving with eardrums ringing and feeling fully satisfied. Photos after the jump and at the full gallery.
The Tallest Man on Earth (real name Kristian Matsson) enters melancholy territory on his second LP, The Wild Hunt. The album is wildly imaginative even if it follows traditional folk standards; while the songs evoke images of red-wagon adventures (while evoking the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are), the lyrics are intimately painful. Mattson's [...]