Posts Tagged ‘The Men’

ToDo ToDay: Gold-Bears, DC Donut Crawl, and Pride

Not many bands push your pleasure and pain buttons with the careful fury of Atlanta’s Gold-Bears. Their new album, Dalliance, is a bloodied-heart-on-its-T breakup record, but it has the Anglophiliac grace notes and acid-textured skronk of a release by Black Tambourine or Rocketship. Though Gold-Bears will get plenty of mileage from their pedigree—they’re signed to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tift Merritt! Anthony Jeselnik!

Before she spent time in a studio with classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt took a certain amount of pride in being a self-taught folk musician who couldn’t read music. But both women came out of that studio with an unexpected respect—for each other’s art—and an album. Two years later, the pair continues to [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

The Gift vs. The Gift

With so many new bands cropping up every day, there's bound to be some crossover in the name department. For example: There's a Boston pop-rock group called THE MEN, a Brooklyn noise-punk band called The Men, and an electronic project from Le Tigre's JD Samson called MEN. It can get pretty confusing.
Things got pretty confusing [...]