Posts Tagged ‘These United States’

Photos: These United States and Henry Clay People @ Black Cat

These United States closed out their tour in support of their new, self-titled album Saturday at the Black Cat with a set spanning their discography. (It also included a Willie Nelson cover, with whom the band recently played.) The band opened with "The Park," of which frontman Jesse Elliot said, "I wrote that song sitting [...]

Arts Roundup: THIS IS OUR TIME Edition

Chris Richards: Indie rock's embrace of the handsome but shallow Twin Shadow exposes its sexual double standard. [Post]
"THIS IS OUR TIME" and other cries of glee in this America Hearts/Olivia Mancini & the Mates tour diary [DCist]
Leadership at UVA and the Corcoran should be retrained or replaced. [Philip Kennicott]
More Kennicott: How the Corcoran let its [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Silverdocs, Rock of Ages, These United States

Silverdocs turns 10 this year, a fact we're happy to point on the cover of this week's Washington City Paper—in which you'll find dozens of reviews from the documentary film festival, and at least one recommendation for a long lost movie about Journey. The festival starts on Monday, and each day on Arts Desk we'll highlight our [...]

ToDo ToDay: 4/20 Parties, All Your Favorite D.C. Indie Rockers, Zarjaz

Anyone who considers electronic dance music an inaccessible, overintellectual art form doesn’t listen to Beats in Space, the weekly radio show hosted for the last 13 years by DJ Tim Sweeney. His Tuesday-night program on WNYU 89.1 FM is probably one of the best electronic-music shows in North America. But it’s a friendly one, too, [...]

Listen: These United States’ “Dead and Gone”

It must have been 2006, that time I went to see Do Make Say Think at the Black Cat because I thought I was in the mood for some gloomy post-rock, and ended up not giving a shit—These United States were the mismatched openers, and they put me in an entirely different place. Back then, [...]

The Exit Interview: These United States

It’s always tough to say goodbye to a hometown band when they leave the city, but These United States has happily had multiple hometowns since the band began. The final remaining D.C. resident, guitar player J.Tom Hnatow, is headed to North Carolina to follow his girlfriend as she begins grad school. TUS is billing tonight's [...]

Photos: What D.C. Looked Like at SXSW

D.C. was well-represented this year at South by Southwest, with a ton of local bands present at showcases like DC Does TX and others. Amid the massive festival's insanity, I caught a sampling of D.C. talent, from These United States and Wild Flag (featuring Mary Timony) to Ted Leo (hey, he lived here for a while) and Bad Brains. Shooting the [...]

Arts Roundup: Be My Jones Edition

GOOD MORNING: Good morning!
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: I saw the Folger's lean—indeed, lean!—take on Henry VIII, and I'd spare you my opinion since usually one doesn't want to weigh in after his critic has, but it turns out I agree with Trey Graham here: weak-sauce Shakespeare, but what an impressive, lavish, slyly innovative production.
Theeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnn I stopped [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Days of August Edition

Good morning, D.C.! I'm sure we're all ready to kick the August doldrums out the door, but this week's temperatures could set records. There might be a hurricane, too. All that on top of paying more to get around via WMATA—awesome, right?
If it makes you feel better, we're the third-brainiest city (according to the questionably prolific [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Whiskey, Shakespeare, and German Photographers

Happy almost-September everyone! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting free and low cost events from my site, Free in DC.
After work, take the free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro over to the Kennedy Center for a free performance [...]