Posts Tagged ‘Travis Morrison’

Arts Roundup: Mo Rocca Edition

Mo Rocca will moderate a panel at the big Kennedy Center arts summit this weekend. [AP]
Ford's Theatre crawls with feds at Violet's opening night. [Post]
Local artist Theodore Taylor wins an award for his illustrations in a hip-hop children's book. [Post]
Travis Morrison's The Burlies release an EP. [Arts Desk]
New artist studio space available for rent in Bethesda. [...]

Listen: The Burlies’ Self-Titled EP

The Burlies, the other band of Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison, released a new three-song EP on Wednesday. It's not a physical release—just an online joint, streamable via Soundcloud, YouTube, and Bandcamp—and it's got the same wacky-to-grown-ass-man ratio of D-Plan's recent full-length, Uncanney Valley.
A previously released (and raucous) Burlies song, "The Ocean," is track No. 2.
If [...]

Arts Roundup: Flakey Trel Edition

Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]

Josef Palermo [...]

Arts Roundup: Carol Burnett Edition

Carol Burnett got her Mark Twain prize last night at KenCen. [AP]
Union Market will host a Walkmen gig on Nov. 30. [DCist]
In search of a firm to redesign the MLK Library, D.C. Public Library whittles down its list to 10 companies. [Housing Complex]
Local folk-music radio personality Dick Cerri has died. [Post]
WaPo gives Dismemberment Plan a feature [Post]
Another interview [...]

Arts Roundup: Sad Kid at the Zoo Edition

NPR publishes its own History of The Dismemberment Plan. [NPR]
A pretty nice interview with Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison [Spin]
Washington's nonfiction bestseller list sounds unusually religious. [Post]
Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette knows that sad kid at the zoo. [Post]
The Sartorialist is coming to Monroe Street Market. [Washingtonian]
Shutdown dramatically reduces number of politicos at the opera. [Post]
Photos from opening [...]

Arts Roundup: How to Really, Really Piss Off Baltimore City Paper Edition

House of Cards will film that motorcade scene in D.C. after all. [WBJ]
GEICO spotlights D.C. band Shark Week for a condescending and misinformed little video about Baltimore's music scene; Baltimore City Paper freaks out. [Baltimore City Paper]
Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison on the key to celebrity: "I should just twerk more onstage." [Esquire]
Here are a bunch of priceless [...]

Listen: Dismemberment Plan’s “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer”

The trickles, they keep coming: Today, Dismemberment Plan released another song from its anticipated forthcoming album, Uncanney Valley. "Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer," a kind of blue number about a guy who gives up cuttin' a rug when he becomes a father, takes on the same sneaky complexity of any great D-Plan song: While Travis [...]

Watch: The Burlies’ “The Ocean”

The Dismemberment Plan is gearing up to promote its new album, but before the group heads out on tour next month, frontman Travis Morrison is making a little noise with his other group—that is, his other other group (no Hellfighters reunion yet!)—The Burlies. The band, which also includes a few other D.C.-area indie rockers now residing in [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and DCHeavyMetal.com's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]

Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison Has a New Band, and It’s Playing a D.C. DIY Show

How weirdly rewarding has this year been for Dismemberment Plan fans? The once-defunct-now-reformed indie-rockers continued their 2011 reunion, unveiling new material and making progress on recording a new album, their first since 2001's Change. And in the spring, fledgling local label Bad Friend Records released a 7-inch of previously unreleased songs by frontman Travis Morrison's [...]

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