Posts Tagged ‘The Make-Up’

When D.C. Punks Were Prizefighters

In an exhibit two summers ago at Georgetown's Addison/Ripley Fine Art, a little slice of D.C. music history might have gone over the heads of some gallery-goers.
The history could be found in a series of images by local painter and photographer Dan Treado. His photos, part of a 1987-1988 project called "All My Friends Are [...]

Ian Svenonius Is a Movie Director Now

D.C.'s resident renaissance man of punk Ian Svenonius is wrapping up a busy year with an even busier weekend ahead: His band Chain & the Gang plans to play some songs from its upcoming album at Comet Ping Pong Friday, and his new film What Is a Group? premieres Saturday night at Meeps in Adams [...]

Arts Roundup: MC Hammer Eatin’ Portobello Edition

The Lincoln Theatre has selected a new operator, but the District won't disclose who it is yet. [Arts Desk]
AMC Theatres wants to open more D.C. area movie theaters. [Washington Business Journal]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary. [Post]
Drama hung over the Corcoran's annual gala last weekend. [Washingtonian]
Mitchell and Emily Rales plan to build [...]

Arts Roundup: More Public Art Edition

In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. []
At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
Gold Leaf Studios' Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: District of Coachella Edition

The Make-Up, Deathfix, and The Evens scheduled to play Coachella 2013 [Coachella]
Five shot at D.C. Soundstage nightclub on Benning Road NE [Post]
New ad campaign tries to make D.C. look sexually adventurous [Post]
In concert with the Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit, 9:30 Club will host a punk and go-go mash-up Feb. 24 [Post]
Comedian Todd Glass loves the [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Make-Up and Disgusting Food

Any rockist who's slouched cross-armed in the vicinity of a D.C. stage over the last decade understands that, for a time, The Make-Up was D.C.'s finest live (non-go go) act. These days, frontman Ian Svenonius occupies himself with the increasingly great Chain & the Gang, but this spring he got the old band back together for an [...]

Arts Roundup: Garbage Zone Edition

D.C. looks at proposals for renovation of MLK Library [Post]
An installation of made-up, anachronistic posters for failed political campaigns—groovy. [Style Blog]
The latest podcast of local tunes from Hometown Sounds [Pink Line]
Five awesome bassists, because The Make-Up's Michelle Mae is an awesome bassist [Express]
Video of The Make-Up's surprise D.C. show from earlier this year. [All Our [...]

The Make-Up’s I Want Some Gets Reissued

This is shaping up to be the year the world realized it missed The Make-Up. A lot. On top of a slew of reunion shows, including a gig at All Tomorrow's Parties and a Sept. 20 show at Black Cat, Portland, Ore., imprint M'Lady's Records is printing up a reissue of I Want Some, a compilation [...]

Photos: The Make-Up and Kid Congo Powers @ Comet Ping Pong

The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]