It’s called “The Power of Two,” but more than one duo is behind tonight’s power-duet cabaret at Arena Stage. For starters, there’s the pair of singers who are reuniting for what should be a beautiful evening, Nicholas Rodriguez and Eleasha Gamble. They’re back to sing a show arranged by two theaters, under the direction of [...]
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Guitars clang on in Washington, D.C. But they could soon be tied with synthesizers, computers, and weird sound effects.
The District has never lacked for synth-based music, but the last few years have felt like an especially fertile time for synthpop in particular; now we’ve reached the point where there seems to be one local synth- [...]
If you’re planning to attend the Under the Influence of Music tour at Jiffy Lube Live, prepare to be met with a cloud of smoke. That’s to be expected from headliners Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky, who have been known to drop a weed reference or 12 on their tracks. Also worth rolling a joint [...]
With his dimpled cheeks and twinkly blue eyes, it’s plain to see why Saturday Night Live’s head writer Seth Meyers is the object of Bill Hader’s affection. He’s been a mainstay at Studio 8H for a dozen years, and while he always entertains when manning the "Weekend Update" desk or channeling Anderson Cooper in a crisis [...]
For densely made noise-pop—at least the local kind—you can't do better than tonight's bill at the Black Cat, featuring local duo Screen Vinyl Image, Fredericksburg compatriots Ceremony, and local upstarts Silo Halo. Down the street, DJ Name Names (that'd be Ian Svenonius) is spinning at Cafe St. Ex. It's moombahton night at U Street Music [...]
A couple weeks ago, we plugged a stocking stuffer from Fan Death Records that you can buy. Now, the Maryland label that loves to hate on your band—and which specializes in all things art-damaged, punk-touched, and button-pushing—has a Christmas gift that's free for the taking. Fan Death's 13-track holiday compilation includes selections from everything the label [...]
On the cover of this week's issue is our collaboration with the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, wherein we recommend some important (and mostly tiny) nonprofits worthy of your charitable giving. This includes some art picks, like the African Continuum Theatre Co., the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Step Afrika!, and WSC Avant Bard.
Chris Klimek leads [...]
Screen Vinyl Image, the Arlington goth-pop duo, is really, really good at synthy, disaffected cool. The group just released two songs from its upcoming full-length, and they kind of do to Screen Vinyl Image's most immediate touchstone—The Jesus and Mary Chain—what Curve did to My Bloody Valentine once upon a time: that is, add even more density [...]
For the pleasingly named “ReFresh,” a show that falls smack dab in the center of the August doldrums, Long View’s big, cool space is arranged to feel like a glass of ice-cold water. The show, touted as “new work by some of the gallery’s best,” features appealing pieces that don’t fall under any particular theme, [...]
Local noisemakers Screen Vinyl Image are still at work completing the follow-up to their 2009 full-length Interceptors, but they have a new video "Stay Asleep," a track from the new album that plumbs the duo's dancier side.
The as-yet-untitled new record also features tracks like "New Visions" (Arts Desk-approved!) and "Tomorrow is Too Far" (which we [...]