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Posts Tagged ‘The Caribbean’
"Tereu Tereu took a murky, dystopian love song and made it a murkier, more barren planet even less fit for human habitation."
I've been digging a lot of local dance music in recent weeks: Earlier this month, Will Eastman released this awesome remix of the Caribbean, and his buddy, Outputmessage, put out The Infinite Void, an infectious set of deep dance tunes that reach for outer space. On Monday, Hyattsville, Md., duo Ploy released "Friend of a Friend," a lovelorn pop [...]
It looks like spring is finally here, a good thing given the shitty winter we've just endured. If you're like me, you're ready to lower the windows and blast something breezy from the car.
If that's so, you might wanna peep this new remix from DJ/producer Will Eastman (owner of U Street Music Hall and one-third of [...]
Alsarah and the Nubatones’ new album, Silt, starts off with a catchy call-and-response pop number, but you won’t hear “Habibi Taal” on Hot 99.5. It’s sung in Arabic and includes accompaniment on the stringed, pear-shaped oud and a hand-held wide-frame drum. Languid, traditional numbers like “Bilad Aldahb” and “Rennat” spotlight Alsarah’s melancholy as she longs to [...]
Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]
Mention the 1988 tearjerker film Beaches and a few things come to mind: Bette Midler's explosion of bright red curls, Barbara Hershey's general perfection, and the gut-punching strains of "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Signature Theatre’s world premiere musical adaptation of Beaches might not have that whole package, but it’s got one essential ingredient: Iris Rainer Dart. The author [...]
Twenty-four years after its founding in Silver Spring, Slumberland Records remains a caretaker of the past and future of noisy indie pop. But at tonight’s showcase at Comet Ping Pong, expect a telling reversal: It’ll be the veterans who look for jaunty new pathways, and the rookies who look back. On Enterprising Sidewalks, its first album [...]
"Ham" isn’t the first word you’d use to describe the comedy of Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman. He’s more about folksy, faux-masculine deadpan. When he brings the show to the Warner Theatre, he’ll deliver observations from his years in show business, plus a few references to the Parks and Rec gags that have dominated certain segments [...]
HO HO WHO: The off-kilter D.C. band The Caribbean (primarily drummer/bassist/vocalist Matthew Byars) and D.C. experimentalist Jeff Barsky, aka Insect Factory.
ALTERED BOYS: "Be Thou My Vision" is a sixth-century Irish text that was turned into an English-language hymn early in the 20th century. These thoughtful indie dudes set it within cathedral-sized sonics (the drones by [...]