Posts Tagged ‘Title Tracks’

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: Swearin’ and Lots of Snow

The Crutchfield sisters are relentless in their pursuit of musical fulfillment. After their band PS Eliot dissolved, Katie went on to form the introspective folk act Waxahatchee, while Allison started the professionally unpolished pop-punk band Swearin’. Swearin’s songs are weirdly loose, with fuzzy guitars and an aching drawl from Allison and fellow vocalist Kyle Gilbride. [...]

ToDo ToDay: “American Cool,” Jacolby Satterwhite, and a Free Show at American Art

Is there anything harder to define—but as easy to spot—as cool? The National Portrait Gallery gamely takes a crack at this ephemeral notion in a new show, “American Cool,” that opens today. The exhibit includes portraits of everyone from Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley to Joan Didion and Jay Z, captured at their most [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Polo Edition

TCB's Reggie "Polo" Burwell has died. [Arts Desk]
One Direction will play Nationals Park in August 2014. [Post]
The White House announces its first student film festival. [White House]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company gets an $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. [Post]
From Oman, the Smithsonian's African Art Museum gets its biggest donation ever: $1.8 million. [AP]
A close look [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Os Mutantes, and Lots of Oysters

In his country-folk music as Bonnie “Prince” Billy or the various permutations of Palace (Palace Brothers, Songs, and Music), performer Will Oldham slips easily into the personas in his lyrics, his aching voice creating worlds of melancholy and mystery that touch on low-key theatricality without sacrificing raw emotion. Perhaps Oldham will impart some of his [...]

ToDo ToDay: Shred Fest, Tal National, and Kid Congo Powers

No one should be shocked by the presence of women instrumentalists in rock these days. But does that mean celebrating them is off the table? Not if you ask She Shreds, a publication that bills itself as “the only magazine in the world dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.” This weekend, the magazine brings its touring [...]

Photos: Obits, Title Tracks, Ex Hex, Cane & the Sticks

Brooklyn's Obits was the headliner last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, but the support acts on the bill were some of the best in D.C.'s post-punk music scene these days.
Cane & the Sticks kicked the night off with their cool mixture of gritty and melody. Mary Timony and her new trio, Ex Hex, [...]

ToDo ToDay: VelocityDC, Obits, and The Bentzen Ball

New York’s annual 10-day-long dance blitz is called Fall for Dance. In D.C., the same concept, packed into just three days with 30 local companies, is known as VelocityDC. On opening night, you’ll see more or less traditional work from the Washington Ballet’s studio company and Edwin Aparicio’s flamenco troupe. But the event’s emerging performers [...]

ToDo ToDay: HR! The Mantles! Videodrome!

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the National Portrait Gallery, the museum is recognizing the event with a new exhibit that honors the man and the work he did. There’s enough in the exhibit to keep casual history fans engaged, but [...]

Paint Branch, I Wanna Live, Reviewed

Small stakes and musical amity can be a recipe for mush, and that's why a lot of bands are over before they begin. But adding a calm "why not" to a mature "what if" can work, especially if everybody is relatively free of hangups. So it goes for John Davis and Chris Richards, two former [...]

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