Posts Tagged ‘Roomrunner’

ToDo ToDay: Bound By Flesh, Not Enuf Lifetimes, and Asian Tacos

Forget American Horror Story and learn about real sideshow spectacles tonight.

ToDo ToDay: Pere Ubu, Scout Niblett, and the New Duke’s Grocery

"Nonalignment Pact," the first track on Pere Ubu’s 1978 album The Modern Dance, has been a staple of my playlists since a college fling introduced me to the post-punkers. But Pere Ubu is more than that song’s growly, rousing chorus. Singer David Thomas, Pere Ubu’s only continuous member, has seen the release of dozens of albums [...]

Listen: Foul Swoops’ “Good Looks”

Foul Swoops, the scuzziest punks in Northern Virginia, dropped a doozy of a new song early this morning. According to the trio's Soundcloud page, "Good Looks" was recorded in Arlington by Nikhil Ranade (formerly of Calibos) last November, and the Swoops promise more to come.
The band has two local shows coming up: It plays Red Onion [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cal Ripken Jr. Signs Books for the Kiddies!

As spring nears and a new season of baseball begins, it feels like a good time to reflect on the game’s congregation of personalities: the superstitious reliever, the tobacco-spittin’ slugger, the devil-may-care base-stealer, the flamboyant outfielder, the blue-collar catcher, and so on. But for all its variety, the American pastime doesn’t boast many players who [...]

Stocking Stuffer: Fan Death’s Tape Series

D.C./Baltimore label Fan Death, you'll remember, is one of the area's more combustible record companies. They've also got a pretty impressive track record, which after three years now numbers 32 releases. Their latest offering is a four-item series of cassettes from Baltimore drum abuser Ed Schrader, Baltimore noise peddlers Roomrunner (the new band of Double Dagger drummer [...]