Posts Tagged ‘Sunwolf’

ToDo ToDay: Wye Oak, “Dear Prudence,” and Sunwolf

Wye Oak has always sounded like a dream-pop band in a six-string world, a group whose 4AD-worthy spellcasting wouldn’t feel wrong at a basement punk show. For the Baltimore-formed duo’s new album Shriek, however, singer Jenn Wasner traded roaring guitars for pulsing bass, and drummer Andy Stack’s one-hand synth-playing now envelops their sinuous melodies in a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Earl Sweatshirt, “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,” and Lost in the Trees

When Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective Odd Future antagonized its way to success in early 2011, one of its most gifted members was missing in action. Teenage lyricist Earl Sweatshirt had been remanded to a Samoan boarding school by his mother. The young rapper flexes a lyrical dexterity that sounds like Eminem without the theatrics, and [...]

ToDo ToDay: Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dead Meadow, and Dance Parties

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]

ToDo ToDay: Fanfare Ciocărlia, A New Wine Bar, and So Much Local Music

The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]

ToDo ToDay: Temples, The Walkmen, and Cheap Margaritas on Tap


Temples is a hard band to love. Not because its two singles aren't insanely catchy retro-psychedelia that sound like they could have come out in the late ’60s. It’s precisely because this English band is devoted to sounding so studiously vintage that love is pushed aside for admiration and raw emotion suppressed for clinical analysis. [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Camus Tribute, Improvised Shakespeare, and Sunwolf

Albert Camus’ The Stranger  is one of the core texts of existential literature. The novel’s exploration of absurdity and ambiguity is perfect fodder for a remix artist to interpret. In tonight's program "Library Late," Orchid Bite—the duo of Finland’s Sabrina Harri and Belgium’s Alexia de Ville de Goyet—will use a 1954 recording of Camus reading The Stranger as its [...]

Listen: New Music From Sunwolf and Tereu Tereu

Two songs from Sunwolf's new EP, Angel Eyes, are already loose in the wild, and there's a good chance that you can hear the other four at tonight's record-release party at the Velvet Lounge with North Carolina's Schooner and D.C.'s Harness Flux. (Word has it that the vinyl version of the EP will be on [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Poetry, Red Speedo, and Sunwolf

Given the surplus of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost texts on high school reading lists, you’d think that rural Massachusetts was the only important place in the history of American poetry. D.C. historians beg to differ. Celebrate this city's poetic history at George Washington University’s Gelman Library tonight, where a variety of poetry advocates will [...]

Arts Roundup: Pacman and Peso Edition

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announces he'll retire in 2014. [Arts Desk]
Helen Hayes Awards to be split into two tiers. [Arts Desk]
Local theater leaders react to the Helen Hayes reforms. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this: Monica Hesse digs deep into a local guy's plans to send a pair of local rappers, Pacman and Peso, to North [...]

Listen: Sunwolf’s Sexy, Short New Single, “Push It”

ALL YOU GARAGE-ROCK PEOPLES, the Sunwolf sound officially remains in your scuzzy wheelhouse. The D.C. trio's new single, "Push It," initially seems directed at one girl, but mildly unhinged vocalist Rob "Kalani" Tifford could be singing to every single one of us sorry humans, too. "Push it like you really should," we are told, because [...]