Posts Tagged ‘The Cassettes’

Kickstart This: Zoneplex, Lawnmower Racing, DDP

in which, in the spirit of our recent D.C. Giving Guide, we recommend some worthy Kickstarter projects

THE PROJECT: Zoneplex, a new board game (!) masterminded by former D.C. indie vet Shelby Cinca (Frodus, The Cassettes) and his pal Kenny Jakobsson, in which you, a warrior monk, must gain control of an alien pyramid spacecraft at the center [...]

The Vinyl Countdown: The Cassettes, Screen Vinyl Image, Hume

An irregular roundup of local releases on vinyl.
The Cassettes, "I've Been Gone Far Too Long" 7-inch: The first release from the Northern Virginia steampunkers in two years, this three-song 7-inch is unusually self-aware for the group: "In the last world/we said our words/and now we're here again," sings frontman Shelby Cinca in "I've Been Gone," [...]

Get Ready for New Cassettes Songs, Download Old Ones for Free

The Cassettes—your favorite Northern Virginia steam-punk band—are back. Well, they're about to be. The group's been on hiatus since 2008, but frontman Shelby Cinca told Arts Desk last summer that he and his bandmates had a Thanksgiving recording session in the works. Seems it was a success, as the group is releasing its first 7-inch in [...]

On the Pleasures of Receiving a Cassette in the Mail

True story: If you send me a cassette tape, I will totally listen to it. This is because 1) I have a working cassette deck at home; and 2) guess how often I get to use it?
So I was pretty happy to get this demo cassette from D.C.'s Black Telephone yesterday. I was also pretty [...]

Shelby Cinca Sees More Cassettes Music, Monolithic Domes in His Future

Cinca performs Cassettes songs in an empty theater in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In this week's Washington City Paper, we checked in with two members of the D.C. steampunk band The Cassettes: multi-instrumentalist Stephen Guidry, whose band The Torches has a new EP containing at least one song about vampires, and Arthur Harrison, who has played theremin with [...]

Video: Fun with Arthur Harrison’s Theremin Shelf

While reporting for her profile of local thereminist Arthur Harrison, Sadie Dingfelder naturally got to play with some of his toys. In the video above, shot by Steve Hay, she waves her hand over the 17 theremins resting by the staircase in Harrison's Rockville home. Don't you wish your house was this cool?

After the jump, [...]

Oscillate Mildly: Arthur Harrison, Noted Rockville Thereminist, Is Happy Busking

Oscillate Mildly
His steampunk days could be behind him, but noted
Rockville thereminist Arthur Harrison is happy busking
By Sadie Dingfelder
It’s a Thursday night at the Black Cat, and aloof 20-somethings in shapeless shirts and skinny jeans are leaning against the bar, angling for drinks. They are temporarily out of luck: The bartender is deep in conversation with [...]

Last-Minute Pick: The Torches at Rock & Roll Hotel

If craft beers and academic discussions about the fermentation process aren't enough to whet your whistle, tonight's D.C. Beer Week kickoff event at the Rock & Roll Hotel (sponsored by City Paper, it seems, which has nothing to do this post) also features, among other bands, the swampy blues-rock of The Torches, a new project by Stephen [...]