Posts Tagged ‘Travis Jackson’

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: Cut Copy, Cherry Blossom Cocktails, and a Travis Jackson Benefit

In 2001, Dan Whitford, then the owner of an Australian graphic design company, toggled through the choices on his MacBook’s edit menu and stopped on two words: cut and copy. The words became a source of inspiration; Whitford traded in the computer keyboard for a musical one and formed the synthpop quartet Cut Copy. In [...]

Arts Roundup: The Big Breakup Edition

University of Maryland surprised and dismayed by collapse of plans to team up with Corcoran. [Arts Desk]
Corcoran's staff, students, and faculty also surprised by the news. [Arts Desk]
Museum leaders say Corcoran dissolution was the best option at hand. [Post]
Matthew Hemerlein (Lo-Fang), interviewed. [New York Times]
Chris Brown trial date set for April. [AP]
Travis Jackson benny rescheduled. [...]

Arts Roundup: ICE ICE Baby Edition

The historic Franklin School to become a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits. [Housing Complex]
Dani Levinas, the entrepreneur and arts patron that will retool the Franklin School with his Institute for Contemporary Expression (ICE), talks about the project's next steps. [Post]
But is an art museum the best use of the building? [Greater Greater Washington]
The Ex [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

Points Man: Why Travis Jackson Mattered to D.C.’s Punk Scene

The Penetrators don't get too many requests for autographs these days.
But Travis Jackson wanted something else from the early Syracuse punk band, who in the late '70s and '80s made little noise outside of upstate New York (and whose 1981 video for "Shopping Bag" was rejected by MTV). A couple years ago, Jackson reached out to Penetrators [...]

Arts Roundup: Rock ‘n’ Roll No Rules Edition

Windian Records founder and Points drummer Travis Jackson was killed Wednesday night in a collision on Suitland Parkway. [Arts Desk]
Ron Moten rallies the go-go scene with a new community group, D.C. M.U.S.I.C. [Post]
Is there a Deep Dish reunion on the horizon? [Spin]
Because it sits on land awaiting development, Maryland polka hall Blob's Park plans to [...]

Travis Jackson, Points Drummer and Windian Records Founder, Killed in Collision

Travis Jackson, who drummed in the explosive D.C. garage-punk band The Points and founded Windian Records, was killed last night in an accident on Suitland Parkway in Southeast. He was 34.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Jackson, was working at a construction site on Suitland Parkway when an eastbound BMW SUV collided with a parked truck [...]

Prepare for New Music From D.C.’s Apes

No D.C. band ever sounded like Apes. From its founding in 1999, the local psych-rock ensemble—with its lumbering, distorted organ freakouts—seemed to exist in a world remote from whatever one the rest of the scene was chillin' in at the time. Apes didn't sound like a serious post-Dischord band. It didn't really mimic the experimental post-punk thing or [...]

Is This Show Poster Racist?

I'm pleased as punch that Windian Records is celebrating its third year next month—as any local fan of garage and scuzzy punk rock should be. But I did a double take when I saw the poster for the shows, which take place April 6 and 7 at Montserrat House: Is that a Native American? With [...]