The Godfather of Go-Go would have turned 78 on Friday, Aug. 22. Tonight, two years after his death, his final album of new music, Beautiful Life, will be feted at a release concert featuring the Chuck Brown Band and special guests. True to Brown’s modus operandi, Beautiful Life incorporates songs and stylings from multiple decades of African-American popular [...]
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Headlined by Detroit’s resident A$$ shaker Big Sean (pictured) and trap-and-bass meme phenomenon Baauer (of Harlem Shake fame), this year’s Trillectro lineup could possibly cause a small earthquake around its new venue, RFK Fairgrounds, on August 23.
Hip-hop trio of the moment Migos, whose 2013 single "Versace" easily challenges Big Sean for the most repetitive verse ever, will be providing [...]
By now, you've presumably read our Summer Entertainment Guide and are deciding on which concerts, exhibits, and festivals you'll visit over the next few months. But before you tackle that to-do list, kick off the weekend at Washington City Paper's community showcase, co-presented with the Smithsonian American Art Museum at the museum's Luce Foundation Center.
Electronic rock [...]
As Panda Bear, Animal Collective founding member Nick Lennox mixes noisy pop experiments with fantastical lyrics about parents ripping off their limbs and aversions to tempura. If a heaping helping of electronic noise seems slightly overwhelming, opening act Regal Degal’s lo-fi garage-rock sound will make up for Lennox’s quiet wails. Read more >>> Panda Bear performs [...]
Got happy-hour plans next Friday? Boom—taken care of. Once again, Washington City Paper is collaborating with the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its latest installment of Luce Unplugged. The performers? Awesome and local. The gin? Free. (See below!) Admission? Also free.
Joining us are DTMD, whose soul-sampling, boom bap-inflected, gratifyingly minimalist [...]
Seeing legendary comic artist Art Spiegelman is a treat on its own. But tonight at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, comic fans, history buffs, and lit geeks alike will be treated to a double whammy, when Spiegelman discusses the ins and outs of his best-loved work, Maus. In his 2011 book MetaMaus, Spiegelman unpacks the back story [...]