Posts Tagged ‘The Sea Life’

ToDo ToDay: Camera Obscura, Olivia Neutron-John, and De La Soul

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 [...]

Friday! Come to Our Show With Pygmy Lush and the Sea Life at the American Art Museum

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Sea Life, Yo Gotti, and Patriotic Burlesque

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 [...]

One Track Mind: The Sea Life’s “Prozac & Merlot”

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Secret Sisters, SALES, and AFI DOCS

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Three Men in a Boat, Protect-U, and Ashanti

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Good Game, Animal Years, and Biscuits

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tech N9ne, Pree, and Pizza Parts & Service

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, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Travis Jackson Benefit Show, Vanguard Fest, and Grilled Cheese

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Popcorn and Pasties, Dischord vs. Teenbeat, and Nipsey Hussle

As a promoter of films that run 15 minutes or less, DC Shorts understands that audiences enjoy a little variety. For Pasties and Popcorn, this weekend’s collaboration with local burlesque troupe Tilted Torch, DC Shorts will intersperse film screenings with belly dance routines, hoop dances, and other quirky variety acts. Read more >>> The films show [...]

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