Posts Tagged ‘sean peoples’

Imperial China Announces Its Final Show

Bummer: D.C. experimental punk band Imperial China has decided to break up. On its website, the band writes:
After three albums and 94 shows, Imperial China has decided to call it quits so we can focus on our jobs and new music projects. Our last show will be Wednesday, May 29, at the Black Cat with [...]

Label of the Reconstruction: Sockets Records Was There When D.C. DIY Got Weird

The “yoga room” on the second floor of Sean Peoples’ house hasn’t had space for sun salutations for a while now. “The last people who owned it had been burning incense and whatever else,” Peoples says as he leads me from his own quarters across the hall. These days, the extra room doesn’t scream tranquility: [...]

Sean Peoples Announces the End of Sockets, Plans Final Show in February

Sean Peoples, founder and owner of local imprint Sockets, has decided to pull the plug on his eight-year-old record label. He dropped the news on last night's episode of Dissonance, the biweekly Radio CPR program hosted by City Paper contributor Mike Paarlberg.
On the show, Peoples told Paarlberg, "It was actually a really tough decision, but [...]

Arts Roundup: Somali Pirates Edition

Sockets Records' Sean Peoples: Local indie rock might finally be honing a new "D.C. Sound." [20k Under DC]
A local filmmaker's feature about Somali pirates (this one!) will show at the Maryland Film Festival [Style Blog]
Moron-shaming the people who thought Chuck Brown was dead [DCist]
When you finish reading our review of the new Black Cobain mixtape, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Color-Wheeled

In the District, Aaron Thompson has made a small name for himself recording emotional, indoor-kid laptop folk, but over the last year—during which time he moved to New York City—the singer has stepped more and more outside. His strong 2010 full-length and instrumental commissions were mostly delicate and womblike, with lots of glitchy ambience gurgling [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Revenge of the Electric Car

It would be hard to find a documentary more cinematic than Revenge of the Electric Car. Framed as a thriller, following the personal struggles of four charismatic men and their automotive creations, its scenes of corporate deliberations are shot with such intimacy that it’s hard to believe they weren’t scripted and staged. Through an astonishing level [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 23

You might ask yourself, "Is there a spiritual component to Far Out vs. Hot Dang?" The answer is no. You might note to yourself, "in a cosmological sense, the use of the words 'far' and 'hot' creates a mild paradox." You might be right. And y'know what, D.C.? We're glad you're thinking about us all [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 18

We're back, and we are obviously not refreshed. Because, really, look at the Hot Dang side of this week's Far Out vs. Hot Dang. There's a lot of disappointment there. This whole "serotonin levels" thing is a bitch. Or maybe we're just reflecting the zeitgeist? Maybe we're totally healthy and society is sick? Where's the [...]

Hume’s Gorgeous, and Gorgeous-Looking, Penumbra Now Available

The latest Hume release contains five songs, stretches to 40 minutes, and is a gorgeous document of melty, psyched-out indie prog. It's also one of my favorite things to come out of D.C. all year. And now it can be yours! Sockets Records just put copies up for sale online, and also posted some shots [...]

After 15 Years—and Tours with the Make-Up, Faraquet, the Warmers, and Others—Has an Econoline Logged Its Last Mile?

“Do not. Remove. The matchbox.”
That was the advice Aaron Leitko, Hugh McElroy, and Sean Peoples received five years ago when they bought their white, nearly windowless 1995 Ford Econoline 150—a hulking, utilitarian shell of a vehicle that had spent much of its previous decade hauling some of D.C.’s most tour-hardened indie-rock outfits across the country.
Here’s [...]