Posts Tagged ‘Silo Halo’

Silo Halo’s Blackout Transmission Lets Some Vulnerability Show

Silo Halo is hardly the only active D.C. band that can trace its sound directly to the darker side of '90s indie rock—Lorelei and Cigarette immediately come to mind—and like those contemporaries, the trio is adept at creating a lonesome rumble. The four songs on Blackout Transmission, Silo Halo's second release on Etxe Records, all [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s Issues Edition

Chris Richards' front-page Wale story burrows into the rapper's insecurity. [Post]
NPR debuts Beautiful Swimmers' forthcoming Son. [NPR]
Despite setbacks, AFI Docs was largely a success, Ann Hornaday reports. [Post]
Also: A review of Jose Antonio Vargas' immigration documentary Documented, which debuted recently at AFI Docs [Post]
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces two more funding opportunities [...]

ToDo ToDay: Seth Meyers! Barbecue Battle! Lumen8 Begins!

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Silo Halo! Kinky Films! Face-Stuffing!

Night and the City, the noirishly named debut album of D.C.’s Silo Halo, moves through a lot of sonic territory in 30 minutes: gloomy post-punk, damaged troubadour ballads, woozy yet tense dream pop. If anything stands out, it’s “You Don’t Dream,” one of several duets between Christin Durham and Greg Svitil: It’s got a mean [...]

Arts Roundup: White, Male, and Imported Edition

D.C.'s theater season is white, male, and imported [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Photos from Candy Chang's "Before I Die" project at 14th and Q streets NW [Huffington Post D.C.]
Chuck Brown was missed at the Harlem Renaissance Festival in Landover, Md. [Post]
Shady Grove might get its very own Patriot Center after all [Post]
The Pentagon was on board to work [...]

Arts Roundup: Torch Songs Edition

D.C. new-play incubator The Inkwell mounts its first full production, at Round House. [Post]
A tale of two emancipation statues [Post]
Local swampy steampunkers The Torches played their first show before the members had all practiced in the same room, and other fun facts [DCist]
Art rockers Silo Halo discusses the making of their new album, Night and the City [Vinyl [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Filmfest D.C., Whit Stillman, Eugene O’Neill

On the cover of this week's Washington City Paper is our massive look at Filmfest D.C., which this year has placed an emphasis on comedy (and revealed something about itself in the process). Tricia Olszewski leads the arts section with reviews of films about preppy seclusion and the Babylon of geekdom: Damsels in Distress and [...]