Posts Tagged ‘Soccer Team’

ToDo ToDay: Oliver Laric, Outputmessage, and Richard Pinhas

In his Versions video series, Austrian video artist Oliver Laric seeks the origins of the remix. He interrogates everything from Disney animation stills to comic book iconography, placing corresponding images side by side while a narrator, speaking in a tone inspired by text-to-voice software, speaks lines mined from Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jorge Luis [...]

ToDo ToDay: Silent Hamlet, RIPS, and a Funk Parade Fundraiser

As Hamlet famously monologued to poor Yorrick’s skull, “Be all my sins remembered.” That may be what Shakespeare wrote, but that’s not what you’ll hear in Synetic Theater’s wordless performance of Hamlet…The Rest is Silence. Ten years ago, Synetic founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili shredded all the pages from Shakespeare’s most famous play and instead performed [...]

ToDo ToDay: Impossible!, Gun Crazy, and Humble Fire

Happenstance Theater is experiencing a bout of depression. Set in 1930s America, Impossible! A Happenstance Circus poses a simple question: What’s a circus like without the funding? Gone are the brass bands, manic lions, and fear-inducing clown getups. Instead, it’s a visual showcase of skill, talent, and passion created by the performers themselves. The Happenstance team [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jewish Stories, Pleasure Curses, and Fainting Goat

By the seventh night of Hanukkah, you might tire of spinning dreidels and eating latkes and chocolate gelt. So put the carbo-loading and gambling on hold and embrace that other Hanukkah tradition: storytelling. SpeakeasyDC returns to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the fifth iteration of “My So-Called Jewish Life,” in which seven area residents, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Soccer Team and Frau Eva

Soccer Team plays on a World Cup schedule: Every four years or so, Ryan Nelson and Melissa Quinley get together and make gold. D.C. rockers who met while working at Dischord Records, the pair released their debut, the postpunk-y “Volunteered” Civility & Professionalism, in 2006, a folk diary that seems to conceal a barely contained [...]

Photos: D.C. Goes to SXSW

D.C. bands that attended the musical segment of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas spanned musical genres. The annual DC does TX day party provided a nice array, including the intelligent indie rock of Dischord artist Soccer Team and the ecstatic, psychedelic post-punk of Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds. I was also happy [...]

D.C.’s South by Southwest Delegation

Every March, dozens of D.C. artists join thousands of musicians from around the world at Austin, Texas’ massive South by Southwest Festival—a place where hopes are live-tweeted and dreams are expensively publicized. Is this the year the D.C. delegation makes its mark? There will be plenty of individual artists and bands making the Austin trek, but [...]

Soccer Team Returns With 3 Songs

Nov. 21 is basically Punk Rock Day. There's the new Evens 7-inch, which is the first release from the duo of Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina in five years, and the new Office of Future Plans full-length, the debut of the J. Robbins-led quartet—both releases are out on Dischord Records. Also out that day is [...]

Taffety Punk Goes, Well, Punk

Staying true to their name, local theater troupe Taffety Punk is debuting some exclusive tunes from Dischord vet Ryan Nelson. Nelson, who previously played with Most Secret Method and Beauty Pill, works for Dischord and—according to Taffety Punk's website—provided the ambitious company with unreleased tunes from his bands Soccer Team and Routineers to use in [...]

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