Posts Tagged ‘Tom Bunnell’

Photos: The Make-Up and Kid Congo Powers @ Comet Ping Pong

The band on the poster was "Garbage Zone" from Coeur D'Alene, Md., but nobody seemed surprised Saturday night at Comet Ping-Pong when The Make-Up walked out in black suits. "We're a tribute band," announced frontman Ian Svenonius to the 100 or so fans. Fine, but it was gratifying to hear a Make-Up that still sounds like The [...]

Svenonius’ Felt Letters Open Up the Vaults

If you catch Ian Svenonius live these days, he's probably fronting Chain & the Gang or MCing a garage-rock cruise. But the best Svenonius project in recent years may be the least heralded: Felt Letters, his improvisational band with Tom Bunnell and Fugazi's Brendan Canty. In early 2010, Washington City Paper wrote about instant classic "600,000 [...]