Posts Tagged ‘The North Country’

ToDo ToDay: Our Suburb, Future Times Holiday Show, and Lenorable

An idyllic community. A teenage romance. Tragedy that lurks behind the clapboard houses and neighbors’ friendly smiles. This isn’t Our Town but Our Suburb, playwright Darrah Cloud’s homage to the Thorton Wilder classic, which premieres at Theater J this week. The suburb is Skokie, Ill.—Cloud’s hometown—and residents are grappling with an infamous attempted neo-Nazi march. Read more >>> The [...]

ToDo ToDay: Temples, The Walkmen, and Cheap Margaritas on Tap


Temples is a hard band to love. Not because its two singles aren't insanely catchy retro-psychedelia that sound like they could have come out in the late ’60s. It’s precisely because this English band is devoted to sounding so studiously vintage that love is pushed aside for admiration and raw emotion suppressed for clinical analysis. [...]

One Track Mind: The North Country, “Sharing Our Alone”

Standout Track: No. 1, “Sharing Our Alone,” a bouncy folk-pop song reminiscent of early Wilco. Backed by lush strings and cavernous harmonies, lead singer and guitarist Andrew Grossman channels some of Jeff Tweedy’s laid-back twang in his vocals. Grossman says expect more of that: “Sharing Our Alone” is a blueprint for the sound of The [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Goodbye Party at Dance Place, Mary Coble at Corcoran

Ask any local dancers about performing at Dance Place, and they will likely give you an earful about the dressing areas. The tiny concrete cells more closely resemble a state park bathroom than a proper place to stretch and prepare for a performance. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of love for the Brookland [...]

ToDo ToDay: Loads of Local Music! Caribbean Partying! Capital Fringe Preview!

Once again, the DC Carnival parade won’t happen in D.C. this year. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for July’s street fête in Baltimore for a chance to strut to live Caribbean soca. While the fifth annual Flags Till Morning DC Carnival takes place indoors and likely includes fewer folks in flamboyant feathered bikinis, Trinidadian [...]

Photos: The North Country @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Last Friday night, a trio of folky D.C. bands played to a decently large and enthusiastic crowd at Rock & Roll Hotel, headlined by The North Country. Pree and Ballad've rounded out the bill with avant-folk and bluegrass sets, respectively. A pleasant surprise was the cameo by cellist Daniel Frankh, who guested with both [...]