Posts Tagged ‘Tereu Tereu’

One Track Mind: Tereu Tereu, Quadrants

Standout Track: No. 3, “The Body Unmade,” from Woodridge’s Tereu Tereu. The duo’s second album, Quadrants, is filled with 11 solid cuts competing for attention, but this song’s nervous, unhinged Middle-Eastern-music-meets-The-Fall vibe is an immediate gripper. “I’ve struggled with varying degrees of social anxiety and panic attacks since I was a kid,” says singer-guitarist Ryan [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Ol’ Fancy Library Edition

Guerilla Union had signed on to produce three Rock the Bells festivals at RFK. [Washington Business Journal]
Mount Vernon's fancy new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is now open. [Post]
In humbler library news, a reminder: D.C. library hours will extend Tuesday. [PoPville]
Another reminder: The National Aquarium closes today. [WTOP]
District puts out an [...]

ToDo ToDay: The 25 Project, Titus Andronicus, and Crafty Bastards

Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition features 25 D.C. artists, [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: National Book Awards Edition

Bethesda author and 1998 National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (Someone) and D.C. native Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena) are up for National Book Awards. [Post]
Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, which premiered at Woolly Mammoth, gets a warm reception off-Broadway. [Post]
A chat with DC Shorts founder and director Jon Gann, who's in the process of [...]

ToDo ToDay: African Films, Andy Kindler, NoMa Beer Fest, and Trillectro

D.C.’s version of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, returning for its seventh year, seems far too short for an event concerned with global African culture. But its curation may make up for its small slate. Tonight’s kickoff film, African Independence, takes a broad view, talking to African leaders about the continent’s myriad struggles for independence. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nomadic Massive, Backyard, and Saying Goodbye to H Street Playhouse

Nomadic Massive, a collection of touring MCs that first came together in Montreal, includes two white dudes with sunglasses, films grainy videos on public transit, and recites the line “word to my mother” with straight-faced self-seriousness. But in spite of their earnestness, the group’s members should be forgiven for being a decade late to Slum [...]

ToDo ToDay: Your Game-Changing Weekend Plans

When the book Game Change came out two years ago, the political-media industrial complex spent a few weeks in a tizzy, with everyone fact-checking the “deep background” scooplets authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann had dug up while reporting on the 2008 presidential campaign. (Some held up, others were unverifiable.) Which was exactly the sort of [...]

Why Do D.C. Bands Suck So Much? The Director’s Cut

For this week's Answers Issue, we took on some our readers' most pressing questions about life in the District.
When we put out the call for queries last October, we were immediately impressed (seriously!) by the intelligence of many of the submissions. At the same time—well, let's just say we got trolled pretty hard. In the end, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Gérard Rondeau’s Portraits of Famous People

Portraitist Gérard Rondeau has photographed some of the world's best-known arts and literary figures. Tonight, La Maison Française unveils 100 Rondeau portraits—most austere and stunning in black and white (see image, right)—of his famous and/or fascinating subjects, from Susan Sontag to Gore Vidal to Louise Bourgeois. To catch the show early, stop by this evening's free [...]