Posts Tagged ‘The Walkmen’

Arts Roundup: Movie Theaters For Everyone! Edition

Landmark Theatres to open a six-screen movie theater near 9:30 Club. [Housing Complex]
Meanwhile, Ballston's Regal theater closed because of a burst pipe. [ARLnow]
Chris Brown and his bodyguard reject plea deal. [City Desk]
National Book Festival will be held indoors this year. [Arts Desk]
Washington National Opera announces another new commission. [Post]
Ex Hex announces 2014 tour dates. [Arts Desk]
The green-paint [...]

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

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. [...]

Arts Roundup: Carol Burnett Edition

Carol Burnett got her Mark Twain prize last night at KenCen. [AP]
Union Market will host a Walkmen gig on Nov. 30. [DCist]
In search of a firm to redesign the MLK Library, D.C. Public Library whittles down its list to 10 companies. [Housing Complex]
Local folk-music radio personality Dick Cerri has died. [Post]
WaPo gives Dismemberment Plan a feature [Post]
Another interview [...]

The Walkmen’s Peter Bauer on D.C. Gentrification, Fugazi, and Avoiding Brooklyn

The list of contemporary artists with at least four great albums is short, and The Walkmen are on it.
If critics assessed music like sports commentators do with pro teams, the (mostly) St. Albans School-bred band would be Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs: efficient pacing, a strong core, limited dysfunction, and an almost boring consistency of output.
“Approaching [...]

Don’t Have New Year’s Eve Plans? Don’t Despair

So, for the second time today, I'm referencing Michael J. West on the blog. In his Jazz Setlist post, he writes, "[I]f you're still looking for something to do that night, you're in trouble. Everything that's not sold out is ridiculously high-priced (which is why it's not sold out)." Well, I've gotta disagree. [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: The We Don’t Have Tickets to The Walkmen Edition

In other news besides the obvious, the first of holiday concerts, spectaculars, and recitals have begun!  Fear not, there is still lots to do and see. Especially if you feel it's still too early for the onslaught of holiday cheer, or if your Craigslist guy didn't come through. Either way, dust off those tacky sweaters and [...]

The Sleigher: The Walkmen’s “Holiday Road”

HO HO WHO: A cover of Lindsey Buckingham's theme song for the National Lampoon's Vacation series performed by The Walkmen during their visit to the Chicago offices of the A.V. Club. The video is the first entry in the A.V. Club's "Holiday Undercover" series, and if you're seeing The Walkmen tomorrow night at the 9:30 [...]

SXSW Recap: Wednesday

Endless soft tacos, a five mile bike ride, and a lot of standing in line. Somewhere in there I saw some concerts, too.
Tennis System: Apparently Tennis System had a rough trip down to Texas. According to guitarist/singer Matty Taylor the band's shows in Richmond and Lexington were shut down by the cops before it [...]

Free & Legal Music From Definitive Jux, Pimalia, Ropeadope, Nuclear Blast, Alive, Arts & Crafts

Amazon posted another round of free label samplers this week, which range from jazz, dub, rockabilly,  metal, and hip-hop, to indie rock and pop.
Click on the label name to go straight to the free download page.*

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