Posts Tagged ‘Ron Charles’

ToDo ToDay: The Hood Internet, Richard Ford, and Hip-Hop Dance Battles

Not every mashup works, but remix musicians the Hood Internet have perfected the art. Armed with laptops and wildly open minds, DJs ABX and STV SLV mash indie rock, pop, rap, and R&B into an aural pulp that sounds best in crowded, sweaty clubs. Ever wanted to hear Drake and Jay Z spitting verses together? Yearning [...]

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 [...]

Head to Head: Ron Charles vs. Ron Moten

A series in which two local figures share their thoughts on developments in D.C.-area culture. For this edition, we talk to Washington Post Deputy Book World Editor Ron Charles and Peaceoholics founder and former Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten.
Washington City Paper: Would you wear this “Don’t Be a Bama” T-shirt?
Ron Charles: I would [...]

ToDo ToDay: Dustin Wong, Nick Flynn, and Shutdown Drink Deals

If you initially misread the title of Dustin Wong’s latest full-length, forgive yourself: It’s called Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, but it’d work just as well if the first word was “Meditation.” It’s an album consumed with spirituality, from the aura photo of Wong on the cover to the song titles referencing his childhood attendance at a [...]

Arts Roundup: Hoodie Edition

Should the Smithsonian acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie? [DCist]
Ron Charles has not 99 problems, and they're all books. [Post]
No Chompie on the Discovery Building this year. [DCist]
Austin Chronicle's Mike Kanin quotes the Post's Chris Richards in his piece about Austin, Texas' depreciating cultural capital. [Austin Chronicle]

Arts Roundup: Lollapalooza Delegation Editon

Spirt Fest's tribute to Chuck Brown featured the late Godfather of Go-Go's band, playing alongside members of Trouble Funk, Rare Essence, and E.U. No holographic Chuck, though. [Post]
Wale at Lollapalooza: He started his set late and complained all the way through it. [Spin]
Nadastrom at Lollapalooza: The D.C.-formed duo "has coined its midtempo booty electro moombahton, [...]

Arts Roundup: Doin’ It After Dark Edition

Ron Charles' kaleidoscopic adventures through the world of BDSM-lit fandom. [Post]
In the former home of an NBA player in Potomac, Md., Lenny Campello detects some bad art. [Daily Campello Art News]
Scoutmob's vote for the District's official anthem: Mambo Sauce's "Welcome to D.C." They deemed "Rock Creek Park" too sexy. [Scoutmob]
Two new Animal Collective songs! [Pitchfork]
How to [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 22

All opinions expressed or implied in Far Out vs. Hot Dang belong solely to the realm of Truth and therefore are Unassailable. If you wanna beef about that, think twice, because we'll make you fill out forms in triplicate. Then we will shred those forms, look you in the eye, and calmly ask you, "Haven't [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 21

The state of the assemblage is strong: Cultural stuff happens in Washington, people do things to elucidate that stuff, we put some of it in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, and thus your life is infinitely improved. It's OK if the relationship is a bit "host/parasite." We think it tickles.


"I have three hairs on [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 16

Gentle readers, today Far Out vs. Hot Dang is here to warn you not to reflect too much upon 2010. Nostalgia generally is for suckers. You'll thank us for saying it now, rather than three weeks from now. And while you're striving to avoid suckerishness, we've got the usual dose of cool-ish shit and hot-ish [...]