Posts Tagged ‘Sleigh Bells’

Photos: Mad Decent Block Party @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Unfortunately, the D.C. incarnation of this year's Mad Decent Block Party will be remembered for a tragedy: One dead, 20 hospitalized, said the headlines last weekend after 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi died of an apparent drug overdose.
As for as the music went, as Washington City Paper's Matt Ramos predicted, the main draw was Mad Decent label head Diplo himself, with fellow moombahton [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 34

As long as the mighty Far Out vs. Hot Dang exists, D.C. cannot logically be a "second-tier city" for anything. That's because the genesis and continued existence of this weekly assemblage has allowed D.C. to jump from "third-tier" to "first-tier" status. We skipped the second tier, yo.

"But this isn’t a story about Lionize. It’s a [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: What We Learned

Now that the dust has settled—and I mean settled into my nose, 'neath my fingernails, and in every other crevice of my body—let's talk about what we learned at yesterday's FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Things like:
- Toward the end of the day, the beer dropped in price by $1 (a 24 0z. Bud was going [...]

So T.I. Won’t Perform at FreeFest (Most Likely). What Now?

Virgin Mobile FreeFest performance times debuted yesterday and rapper T.I. is noticeably missing. According to festival organizers in touch with the Post:
We were waiting for final confirmation from T.I.'s camp, but they're focused on tomorrow's hearing and we've not gotten a final commitment. With that in mind, we adjusted set times to give artists more [...]

SXSW Recap: Friday

Woods: Brooklyn slacker-psych band Woods' debut LP, Songs Of Shame, sounded like it was slapped together with matchsticks, glue, and a few scratchy Quicksilver Messenger Service LP. By that standard, it was hard to recognize the band during the second afternoon of Other Music's SXSW showcase. Benefiting from a tighter rhythm section Woods performed a [...]

Midweek Mixtape: Who Needs Albums?

Popular wisdom will tell you that the album is quickly going the way of the 45, and yet it's no stretch to say that most people in my line of work (that'd be criticism!) still think about music in album-centered terms. I'm certainly guilty of this, but with every year, more and more of my [...]

Clip Job: Five Genre-Identifying Band Names

Channeling late '70s bands like the Jam and the Beat, D.C.'s Modest Proposal was a fixture of the city's early-'80s mod and ska scenes, and the group performed for several years before disbanding in 1986. The few songs it committed to vinyl, on several singles and compilations, are charming, catchy examples of a movement that—with [...]