Posts Tagged ‘Teen Mom’

ToDo ToDay: M.A.K.U. Sound System! Fourth of July Festivities!

There are a lot of people who would cringe at the thought of seeing an "Afro-Colombian punk and folkloric funk band," as the M.A.K.U. Sound System refers to itself. Not because any of those things individually is a turnoff, but because collectively the words could imply a high-concept world-beat overreach. There’s really only one thing [...]

ToDo ToDay: Pocket Operas! Teen Mom!

When selecting its latest lineup of "pocket operas," shorter works that aren’t normally presented together, the In Series opera company looked all the way back to 1918. In that year, both Stravinsky and Puccini managed to create L’Histoire Du Soldat (Story of the Soldier) and Gianni Schicchi, respectively. Stravinsky’s dance/dramatic reading is kind of like a Russian [...]

ToDo ToDay: The End of Men

There’s a good reason we’ll never see an end to the battle of the sexes. Talking about it is just too damn fun. Hanna Rosin, senior editor at the Atlantic and co-founder of Slate’s DoubleX blog, stokes this ongoing debate better than most. After she made the case against breastfeeding, she moved onto bigger targets, [...]

Fort Reno Concerts Begin Next Week With Teen Mom, Alarms & Controls, Upforth

In his oral history of Fort Reno last year, Ryan Little dug deep into the history and folkways of the seasonal concert series, which began in 1968, was for years a bedrock of the local post-hardcore sound, and today remains an important institution of D.C.'s indie-rock and punk scenes. But he left out one Fort [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Remembering Chuck Brown

Leading this week's paper is our package of remembrances for Chuck Brown, who passed away last week. In it you'll find:

Sarah Godfrey on Brown's legacy as a folk hero who helped D.C. endure misery, then change
Shani Hilton on learning to love go-go
Marcus J. Moore on Brown's unlikely role as a rap patriarch
Andrew Noz on what [...]

Listen: Teen Mom’s Mean Tom EP

Fuzz-loving D.C. indie-pop trio Teen Mom may sound like they could be from anywhere—Ridgewood, N.J.? Athens, Ga.?—but their beach pop (self-identified but accurate) gets points for proficiency. Honeyed, wistful vocals? Check. Melancholic, sandalgazing guitars? Oh yeah. But the hooks on Teen Mom's new Mean Tom EP are solid—the one in "I Wanna Go Out" is downright rousing—and [...]