Posts Tagged ‘The Shirks’

Listen: The Shirks’ “Action Men” 7-Inch

Artistic development. Growth. Maturity. These are not things for D.C. band The Shirks.
Today, local label Cricket Cemetery released "Action Men," the latest 7-inch from the garage-punk band. The Shirks aren't biting off more than they can chew here: The 7-inch is a three-songer of the same crunchy, snot-drizzled quality as its recent self-titled LP, with minimal [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Feedel Band, New Belgium Beers, and Italian Glam Rock

Since 1997 the Éthiopiques series has made Ethiopian music a hipster obsession, exposing jazz heads and rockists to the jazzy funkiness that emanated from East Africa in the ’60s and ’70s. Tonight, local listeners get a chance to hear a sliver of those tunes live in a performance by D.C.’s The Feedel Band. The group features saxophonist [...]

Black Cat Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With a Bunch of Bands You Know

Pull out your party hats: The Black Cat turns 20 this year.
In September 1993, the Black Cat opened on a different part of a very different 14th Street NW. Over the years, it's weathered hurdle after hurdle: urban blight, an influx of competing venues, false rumors of Black Cat Bill's death, rampant condofication, small plates—and has [...]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs to Help You Through Your Midlife Crisis

Oh my God, it happened. All those years of claiming you'd stay young till you died, and now you're crunching numbers 40 hours a week, paying a very reasonable mortgage, and saving for your kid's college fund. Is that really a plasma screen in your living room, next to the complete collection of Sex and [...]

The Wammies: Are Good Performances and Good Intentions Good Enough?

Once again last night, the Washington Area Music Association’s 24th Annual Wammies at the State Theatre in Falls Church exhibited the inspiring and  troubling aspects of  this self-described “umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.” Hosted [...]

The Shirks @ Black Cat

It's not that hard to wrap your head around The Shirks, the band plays a classic strand of super-thrashy garage-punk that doesn't need much explaining. But it sure is hard to find out anything about them; things like when the band is playing, where to get its records, or whether The Shirks have any records [...]