Columbia Heights art gallery and performance venue the Dunes will close at the end of the month. In an email sent two weeks ago, forwarded to Arts Desk by the organizers of the Encyclopedia Show, the venue's management informed regular performers that its landlord had other plans for the property at 1400 Meridian Place NW [...]
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Doe, Drew, and XO
Doe Cigapom is tired of bullshit rap. The beginning of his new song, "You Know Who You Are," confirms that: "My influence is y'all niggas that's fake rappin'/Every other bar in ya rhyme, you stay clappin'." It's not an unusual stance for the D.C. expat, whose 2012 EP CagedBirds laid out his [...]
It goes without saying that authors are abundant in Washington. Tonight at the D.C. JCC, more than a dozen of them will be promoting their books and themselves at the center's first Local Author Fair. The authors, including Ariel Sabar (shown) and Alicia Oltuski, will have only three minutes to speak about their work, but [...]
Standout Track: No. 3, “Jennifer,” the handclappy-yet-dystopian single from Southern Problems’ debut Space. Singer/guitarist Dan Schwartz says that “Jennifer,” set in the not-too-distant future, imagines a time when D.C.’s infrastructure has collapsed and another city (“The Crust”) has to be built on top. It’s a local anthem told from the perspective of a character “lamenting [...]
This Sunday, the August edition of CapitalBop's excellent Jazz Loft series takes place at its third venue in a year. Hole in the Sky, the Eckington DIY space better known for its rock shows, hosts the concert featuring alto saxophonist Braxton Cook, bassist Steve Synk and his band pH Balance, and free-jazz ensemble 33 1/3. [...]
It's an accident, Ora Nwabueze insists, that both of his venues happen to be on top of other establishments. The Dunes, the gallery-cum-show space that the former mergers-and-acquisitions lawyer opened last May, sits above The Getaway in Columbia Heights. And his new venture—VeraCruz, which opens next month—is right above Duffy's Irish Pub at 2108 Vermont Ave. [...]
On my way out the door last week to meet the artist Song Byeok, I grabbed a book off the shelf—a catalog of North Korean poster art assembled by a collector whose fascination with the propaganda of the Hermit Kingdom outpaces even my own. It features nearly 300 pages of reproductions of North Korea’s kitschy [...]
Andrew D'Angelo is an inspired composer and bandleader, and a pretty impressive singer as well. But it's as an instrumentalist that he truly shines, with a sound on alto saxophone and bass clarinet like no other. On a blindfold test, you can pick D'Angelo out in two notes; on the bandstand, he rivets you with [...]
Most people who knew about Todd Glass before he appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast in January are comedy nerds, pure and simple. Glass’ cerebral style of observational, pot-friendly humor made him a comic’s comic, beloved by indie queen Sarah Silverman and casino headliner David Spade alike. He happily fills any space with bombastic rants [...]
White Chick to the Rescue: Having witnessed a mugging, Glittarazzi CEO Kelly Ann Collins tries her costume-bejeweled hand at righteous indignation.
Ring the Alarm: The local paper of record has lost its digital director, Raju Narisetti. Who shall capture the tin crown?
Tongue on Floor: WaPo's David Malitz really, really, really liked Monday's Thurston Moore show at Black Cat.
Dirty Work: [...]