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Camera Obscura is content with its melancholy; in fact, that’s kind of the band’s thing. After a four-year break, the band returned in late 2013 with Desire Lines, a critically acclaimed album full of arresting pop laments, this time recorded in Portland, Ore. If you’re a fan of the old stuff, you’ll be happy to know [...]
Most happy hours: disappointing. Ours: totally essential.
This Friday, Washington City Paper is hosting an early-evening show at the Luce Foundation Center in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its regular Luce Unplugged series. We've asked two great local bands to play, 3 Stars Brewing Company will be on hand offering free beer samples, and [...]
On the eve of Independence Day and a three-day weekend, the Black Cat hosts local rock acts that provide the soundtrack to your daydreams. The Sea Life headlines in support of its third release, Transitions, a four-song EP recorded, like their 2012 full-length In Basements, below ground with Tommy Sherrod of Full Glass Records. The shoegaze band [...]
Standout Track: The gritty, reverb-heavy “Prozac & Merlot” is a standalone single that the Sea Life, a D.C.-by-way-of-Montgomery County indie-pop band, drops today to generate attention while it wraps up a U.S. tour and gets ready for some new releases later this year. As the title implies, it’s about medication, both prescribed and self-administered. Bass [...]
Plucked straight from the days of front porch courtin’ and transistor radios, the Secret Sisters’ rootsy harmonies are unapologetically old school. The country/folk duo—real-life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers—spin vivid tales of forced weddings and family feuds that are equal parts pride and passion. But while their music pays homage to a bygone era, the [...]
Before the Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” ruined everything, there was the 19th-century comic novel Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). The plot goes like this: Three young men, suffering from a severe case of “overwork,” take a boating trip through the English countryside with their canine companion, Montmorency. Georgetown [...]
Competitive video gaming is officially a sport. In Good Game, filmmakers follow the top-tier American squad Evil Geniuses as they battle teams from across the world in their competitive Starcraft 2 league. Kind of like Hoop Dreams but with zerg rushes, the film illustrates just how hard life can be for these pro gamers as they hone their skills and [...]
Tech N9ne’s career is proof that you can ride a niche talent to commercial success. The Missouri rapper has made his name simply: by eschewing trends, creating catchy music, and touring nonstop to support it. His rapid-fire flow and proclivity for the bizarre have drawn a legion of eager fans who routinely fill up venues, [...]
Tonight, Comet Ping Pong hosts a benefit for the Travis Jackson Memorial Fund, honoring the late Points drummer and Windian Records founder and featuring local acts Title Tracks (pictured), Passing Phases, and Cane & the Sticks. While Title Tracks plays more power-pop and stands in contrast to the Points’ party punk sound, both groups found [...]