Posts Tagged ‘Snow Day Sessions’

Snow Day Sessions: Jessica Louise Dye of Lightfoot

For a while, Jessica Louise Dye lived out of her car. So you can hear a lot of experience in the songs she writes for the D.C. outfit Lightfoot, a project she initiated following something of a messy breakup. For our wintry parking-deck video series, she performed a pair of the band's lovelorn, rainy-day folk ballads, "1963" [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Maureen Andary of The Sweater Set

Maureen Andary is one half of the D.C. folk-pop duo The Sweater Set, and she appeared last week on our parking deck, despite harsh atmospheric conditions, with a couple of songs for voice, guitar, ukulele and—spoiler alert!—mouth trumpet.
Andary and her Sweater Set bandmate Sara Curtin are artists in residence at Strathmore this year, and have [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Kokayi and Christylez Bacon

Well, it snowed yesterday, so today we had some music on our parking deck. Them's the rules. Over coffee, rapper Kokayi performed a few of his hits—"RoxTar," "Knowus Mayne," and "Hiphop"—with accompaniment from Christylez Bacon, who beat-boxed and played the spoons. We reviewed Kokayi's album Robots & Dinosaurs when it came out in the fall, [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Typefighter’s Ryan McLaughlin

Here's the deal: Music just sounds better in the snow. We learned that last year, when during the snowpocalypse a handful of bands played ad hoc sets on Washington City Paper's parking deck. We called it the Snow Day Sessions, and with yesterday's snowfall, it's back.
For the first installment of winter '10-'11, Ryan McLaughlin of [...]

Snow Day Sessions: Matty Taylor & Patrick Kigongo

Tennis System's Matthew Taylor and Ra Ra Rasputin's Patrick Kigongo have been working together over the past couple of months to organize Done & Done, a music festival designed to cultivate an exchange of ideas between music scenes in D.C. and New York. But sometimes they jam, too. Intrigued by the concept of playing outdoors [...]

Snow Day Sessions: America Hearts

America Hearts performs two numbers from the Washington City Paper parking deck in Siberia Adams Morgan.
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Snow Day Sessions: Frau Eva

The sun sets and the weather takes a turn for the worst. D.C. psych-folk trio Frau Eva proved to be pretty good sports, though, performing two original songs before hightailing it to the Washington City Paper conference room in search of shelter.
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Snow Day Sessions: Hume

Yesterday's storm made driving impossible, grocery shopping tedious, and pretty much stopped all Netflix deliveries cold. On the lighter side, those wintry gusts of loose snow made for pretty good atmosphere.
Hume guitarist/songwriter Britton Powell suggested taking advantage of these icy, yet picturesque, conditions to record some music outdoors. Despite the short notice a few bands [...]