Posts Tagged ‘Thievery Corporation’

Nadastrom Talks New Album, Waking up to L.A. Sunshine, and Finding Success Beyond D.C.

Apparently the weather is pretty nice out there.

Even Ian Hilton Thinks This Brixton Diss Track Is Catchy

Indie rocker Jack on Fire wants to burn down the Brixton.

How to Listen to the New Thievery Corporation Album at Eric Hilton’s Bars

Let us stipulate up front that Saudade, the newest full-length by the D.C. production duo Thievery Corporation, is last-call music—an album to half-listen to after your fourth or fifth Vieux Carre as you weigh whether to hail an Uber or push on ’til daylight. Like every record by Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, it’s an [...]

Arts Roundup: Techno-Feudalistic Gulag Edition

Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says he won't offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a "techno-feudalistic gulag." [Huffington Post D.C.]
WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial [...]

One Track Mind: Sunwolf, “Sun & Sea”

Standout Track: No. 3, “Sun & Sea,” an all-too-brief breakup tune in which band leader Rob “Kalani” Tifford channels a bit of the snarl and immediacy of late ’70s New York rockers like Jim Carroll or Johnny Thunders. “The sun and the sea are never gonna love you like I do,” Tifford hollers, but it’s [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

Kane Mayfield’s “Beautiful Drug” Video Is Both Grim and Pretty

One of the standout tracks on Kane Mayfield's new Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition is "Beautiful Drug," which jacks the beat from the D.C. duo's song of the same name. The video for the Baltimore rapper's track popped up early this week, and it's an apt piece of storytelling about the power of addiction, [...]

One Track Mind: The Archives

The Archives
The Archives
Standout Track: No. 2, “Ghetto Gone Uptown,” the closest thing to a love ballad on The Archives’ self-titled debut—even if it’s about oppression and civil unrest. The Archives are a coalition of reggae veterans organized in part by Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton. On their new record (also produced by Hilton), they deliver a [...]

Look Out for Kane Mayfield’s Thievery Corporation Mixtape

Few rappers get more out of Twitter than Kane Mayfield, who combines the usual self-promotion with well-measured personal openness and a general tone of intellectual curiosity. (He's also delightfully stoopid on a regular basis.) If the Baltimore MC existed only on social media, it would still be a net gain for society. Dude actually does [...]

2012 Wammies Winners: Slightly Less Snoozy!

The winners of the 26th annual Wammies have been announced. And with that, I return to my nap.
But wait! Maybe not just yet. It looks like a couple of categories in the typically snoozy Washington Area Music Awards have undergone much-needed shock therapy. For one, arts-establishment darling Yoko K. (pictured) has stolen "Electronica Artist" from the cashmere-gloved [...]

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