Diners, doo-wop, and dying puppets begin their runs on area stages tonight.
Posts Tagged ‘Spirit Animal’
Learn something from your fellow D.C. residents this weekend.
This year's version of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival was a bit of a one-note affair, with a lineup dominated by danceable pop-rock bands whose music largely blended into one another.
Two of the outliers got by far the most delirious crowd responses. Rapper 2 Chainz was relegated to the secondary stage but put on an energetic set [...]
We're living in the "Age of Advice," according to a 2012 track by Spirit Animal, an electronicish rock band of DMV origins now based in New York. The group—which is all over the place, genre-wise—writes lyrics that examine cultural absurdities, among other things. Tonight, expect those observations baked into thick slabs of shred-and-crunch guitar. Read [...]
Once again, the DC Carnival parade won’t happen in D.C. this year. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for July’s street fête in Baltimore for a chance to strut to live Caribbean soca. While the fifth annual Flags Till Morning DC Carnival takes place indoors and likely includes fewer folks in flamboyant feathered bikinis, Trinidadian [...]
How much are we willing to sacrifice to appease our families? The characters in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, now playing at Arena Stage, frequently grapple with this issue, but any sort of consensus between family members seems out of reach. When Brooke, the Wyeth family’s only daughter, returns to celebrate Christmas with her family [...]
What could Prohibition have to do with anti-Semitism? It’s easy to forget, now that the nationwide booze ban is popularly remembered mainly as a failed experiment that enabled lively speakeasies and empowered fearsome gangsters. But at the time, the issue was a classic cultural wedge, combining two unpleasant aspects of politics that remain with us [...]