Posts Tagged ‘Southern Problems’

ToDo ToDay: Gems! Chilling on a Rooftop!

Over the course of several releases, local duo Birdlips came so close to mastering a kind of bright and folky island-bound Buckingham/Nicks sound. Core band members Lindsay Pitts and Cliff Usher darted down to Florida to record 2011’s One Tongue, appearing to finally settle on a vaguely French, darkened-around-the-edges coastal getaway vibe. Since One Tongue, Birdlips has morphed [...]

Finally! Fort Reno Announces 2013 Schedule

We learned this morning that The Evens are opening this summer's free outdoor concert series at Fort Reno, and now we know the rest: The Fort Reno website finally posted the full schedule. The 10-show lineup includes local indie-rock faves like Typefighter, Southern Problems, Priests, Joy Buttons, Sunwolf, and Mary Christ, with Paint Branch—the duo of [...]

One Track Mind: Andy Bowen, The 26th Anniversary Edition

Standout Track: No. 6, “How We Lose This Thing,” a riff-heavy, lyrically aggressive pop song from the debut solo album of Southern Problems bassist and Brightwood Park resident Andy Bowen. The catchy tune tells of Bowen’s infuriating encounter with a “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” gay white guy at a party before it transitions into a [...]

Arts Roundup: Artisphere’s Sustainability Edition

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says she's "forcing" Artisphere "to reevaluate how they operate." [ArlNow]
Classical music critic Anne Midgette on music education in schools: It might be great for kids, but it doesn't necessarily turn them into future symphony subscribers. [Post]
The Anacostia totem pole serves as an odd tribute to Native American culture in a [...]

One Track Mind: Southern Problems’ “Jennifer”

Standout Track: No. 3, “Jennifer,” the handclappy-yet-dystopian single from Southern Problems’ debut Space. Singer/guitarist Dan Schwartz says that “Jennifer,” set in the not-too-distant future, imagines a time when D.C.’s infrastructure has collapsed and another city (“The Crust”) has to be built on top. It’s a local anthem told from the perspective of a character “lamenting [...]