Posts Tagged ‘Radiohead’

One Track Mind: Bella Russia, Epaulet

Standout Track: No. 4, “Ambergris.” A trio with an occasionally noodly and pulsing post-rock sound, Arlington’s Bella Russia favors instrumentals, with brothers Alex and Josh Braden on guitar and drums and Nathan Mitchell on bass. On its recent Epaulet EP, the almost two-year-old band sounds grown-up, lush, and intriguingly snarled.
Musical Motivation: Ambergris is a musky [...]

Six Things About the Pitchfork People’s List

Pitchfork's reader-voted People's List is online, which should be reassuring to agents of the indie-rock monoculture. Leading the list of the top 200 albums made between 1996 and 2011 is Radiohead's OK Computer, with three more Radiohead albums landing in the top 20. Fancily, Pitchfork included breakdowns of what sorts of people voted (88 percent are [...]

Photos: Radiohead at Verizon Center

I could easily limit this recap of Radiohead's appearance last night at the Verizon Center to what you see above—Andi Watson's cerebral, retina-singeing light display, captured in glorious .gif form. Watson, a lighting and stage director who's worked with Radiohead since the mid-1990s, approaches his sets as an equal creative partner in the planning of each tour. [...]

Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz on Blonde Redhead, Philip Glass, and From the Top

Pianist Christopher O’Riley has been sneaking Radiohead into the classical music world for years. As host of NPR’s child-musician showcase From the Top, he gets to pick the music that gets played during station breaks. Rather than Chopin preludes, O’Riley would draw up piano transcriptions of pop songs, which he’d then play without preannouncing. It’s [...]

Remember the Radiohead Concert That Wasn’t a Disaster?

And now for a positive take on news Washington City Paper's competitors have decided to spin negatively. (When's the last time that happened?)
Radiohead is returning to D.C. on June 3 with a concert at the Verizon Center. If you're a member of the band's online store, W.A.S.T.E., you can buy tickets there on March 8. [...]

Arts Roundup: Lotus Flower Edition

Radiohead plays the Verizon Center June 3; tickets on sale this Saturday. [Radiohead]
Why you pay $100 or more to sit in some D.C. theaters [WaPo]
Another one: "Shit D.C. People Say" [For the DMV Only]
Is Michael Kaiser the Sun Tzu of nonprofit-arts management? [Michael Kaiser]
More on Rick Sordelet, the guy who created the fights in Studio [...]

Full Disclosure: Fugazi’s Live Series Is a Lot More Than Angry Banter

In 2009, a 45-minute MP3 of audio from Fugazi concerts cropped up on punk and indie-rock blogs. But it wasn’t a musical recording: Instead, James Burns, the fan behind the file, had cobbled together choice clips of outrageous stage banter. The collage not only affirmed the band’s reputation for hardline punk diatribes (“Would the gentleman in [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Feeding Your Paranoia

Too many X-Files episodes, that's what you should blame. All those conspiracy theories swirling around can't be good for your psyche. It probably started long before that—hippie revolutions, refusing to trust anyone over 30—but you've only gotten older and bought more locks for your door. You're terrified that everyone is out to get you; the [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 30

Far Out vs. Hot Dang responds to the reality of April Fools' Day by declaring all news published today to be WORTHLESS, except for Far Out vs. Hot Dang itself, which has been assembled this week using cultural items from days prior to April 1, 2011. OUR INTEGRITY THUS CANNOT BE QUESTIONED. Come back next [...]

D.C. Conspiracy Has Better Luck Hawking Papers Than Radiohead

Yesterday, Radiohead attempted to pass out some papers in D.C. We know how that went. The day before, on Monday, members of the cartoonists collective D.C. Conspiracy were also distributing their new newspaper for free—in their case, at local Metrorail and MARC stations.
It wasn't all perfect, of course. Rafer Roberts, the editor of D.C. Conspiracy's paper, [...]