Posts Tagged ‘Ra Ra Rasputin’

This Week in WCP Arts: Fall Arts Guide, Dennis Sobin, The Muffins

There are just way too many reasons you should pick up this week's Washington City Paper. Chiefly! Fall Arts Guide! Yesterday we highlighted our critics' picks from the 72-page guide; tomorrow we'll have our bad-ass fall listings online. Pick up a copy! Keep it in your laptop case!
On the cover! Will Sommer profiles the incomparable [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Sondre Lerche, Ra Ra Rasputin, Bowling For Soup, and More


Educated Consumers. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Big Bang TV, Bridges and Powerlines, The Jet Age. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Taylor Carson, Peter Mulvey. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.

Rogue Wave, Avi Buffalo. 9:30 Club. $15.

Sondre Lerche, JBM. Rock and Roll Hotel. $20.

Stacy Brooks. Bangbok Blues. Call for price.

Jon Carroll. Wolf Trap. $22.

Bellman [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘I Am Sick of Arts Roundup’s Fat Fucking Face’ Edition

Next month's Done&Done Festival has a lineup, the organizers announced. The two-weekend event, which will "celebrate the continuing ascent of NY and DC’s underground music scenes," includes six D.C. bands (Exactly, Last Tide, Laughing Man, Loose Lips, Ra Ra Rasputin, and Rosy Likes Red) and six from New York, including one D.C. ex-pat, Byrds of [...]

Shudder to Tweet

Sampling the thought-streams of DC musicians past and present.
-'Losing my' ...lust for porn. Is that what that R.E.M. song was all about!?
-According to the guard, low pants was started cuz they didnt give belts in prison + u would get shit too big. Baggy bottom prison bait
-The word 'hipster' has similarities to the n word.. [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Matty Taylor & Patrick Kigongo

Tennis System's Matthew Taylor and Ra Ra Rasputin's Patrick Kigongo have been working together over the past couple of months to organize Done & Done, a music festival designed to cultivate an exchange of ideas between music scenes in D.C. and New York. But sometimes they jam, too. Intrigued by the concept of playing outdoors [...]

Snobpocalypse! Fan Death Unleashes Storm of Criticism, Butt-Hurt

On Jan. 26, the local music blog All Our Noise posted an interview with Sean Gray and Chris Berry, the owners of College Park–based Fan Death Records. Chatting with reporter Denman C. Anderson, the pair discussed their favorite bands, the history of their label, and their plans to release a comedy LP.
The D.C. blogosphere went [...]

Fan Death Records to D.C. Bands: “Stop Sucking”

It's hard to deny that Sean Gray and Christopher Berry have some bragging rights. In the last year their label, Fan Death, has put out a number of noisy 7-inches, 12-inches, and cassettes, including music by Drunkdriver, FNU Ronnies, and Ringo Deathstarr. In terms of productivity, they've outpaced just about every other D.C.-based label. More [...]

At CMJ, No Fast Track to Fame, but Plenty of IRLing

Salome, one of the few metal bands that performed at this year's CMJ.
For D.C. bands, the takeaway from CMJ seems to have been this: It will not pluck you from obscurity, but it can't hurt. Also: Don't believe the hype.
"The myth that you can land the perfect agent or manager at a place like that—I don’t think [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up


The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lil Ronnie & the Grand Dukes. Birchmere. $25.
Orquesta Ashe, Ocho de Bastos. Black Cat. $12/$15. All ages.
Van Morrison. DAR Constitution Hall. $95-$350.
Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free.
O.A.R., Matt Nathanson. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $30–$38.
The Start, Normandie, The Perfects, Skydivers. The Red & The Black. $10. [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up


The Dance Party, Ra Ra Rasputin, Tigercity, Casper Bangs. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
Deja Blue, Clarence “Bluesman” Turner. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Handsome Furs, Dri, The Cinnamon Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
Lynne Fiddmont. Blues Alley. $25.
Atheist, The Faceless, Psyopus, The Agonist, Gnostic, Condemn the Infected, A Bloodbath in Boston. Jaxx. $20/$23.
Alex Brown Quartet [...]