Posts Tagged ‘Simple Machines’

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

Leitko Selected for Best Music Writing 2010

"The Orange Line Revolution," Aaron Leitko's December 2009 story about punk houses in Arlington, has been selected for inclusion in Best Music Writing 2010. The piece takes a look at Kansas House, as well as some group homes associated with local indie labels and movements, such as Dischord, Simple Machines, and Positive Force. As Leitko [...]

Music in Review: The Year Punk Left Arlington

In his cover story for this week's Music in Review issue, Aaron Leitko notes the shuttering of the DIY venue Kansas House, and laments that an era of punk and indie-rock houses located in Arlington has finally ended. He writes:
DIY record labels like Teenbeat, Dischord, and Simple Machines, as well as activist groups like Positive [...]

I Think We’re Not in Kansas House Anymore

Over the last 15 years, Kansas House, a tiny four-bedroom home in Arlington, has seen members of bands that recorded for almost every D.C. record label—Dischord, Teenbeat, Slowdime, Simple Machines—crash on its floors, perform in its living room, or be thoroughly revolted by its rat-infested basement.
Kansas House is not a club. Shows happen there once [...]

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