The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]
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Trophy Wife drummer and former Del Cielo member Katy Otto may live in Philly these days, but she's still got one foot in the District. Case in point: the latest compilation from Otto's Exotic Fever Records, which benefits The District Alliance for Safe Housing, a local non-profit that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. [...]
“Diane [Foglizzo] and I write songs as a way to work through [our] intense friendship and creative partnership,” said Katy Otto in a recent interview. Anyone who's seen a show by Trophy Wife—her band with Foglizzo—can confirm that their music embodies that idea perfectly.
Foglizzo and Otto play shows facing each other, not to exclude the [...]
Nobody with ears would question the relationship between jazz and tap dance. Both are the product of intricate rhythms and fierce improvisation. But there may be no better demonstration of that connection than the pairing of pianist McCoy Tyner and tap virtuoso Savion Glover, who have worked together for nearly six years. Tyner, the pianist [...]
"Why can't I just be myself?"
This is a question that's posed near the end of Amy Oden's documentary From the Back of the Room. It's spoken by Bratmobile co-founder and on-again-off-again D.C. resident Allison Wolfe, but the film—which screened last night at the Black Cat to conclude the feminist punk gathering C.L.I.T. Fest—suggests it's something [...]
From July 8 to July 10, C.L.I.T. Fest 2011—the acronym stands for "combating latent inequality together"—will be rocking both St. Stephens Church and the Black Cat. The fem-friendly festival has been going on in cities around the country since the first one was held in Minneapolis in 2004. This will be its first time in [...]
While Trophy Wife is now based out of Philly, member Katy Otto's long history in D.C. with Del Cielo and her label Exotic Fever merits her an honorary local status. Arts Desk has covered Trophy Wife activity before, but somehow the album slipped through the cracks when it came out in August.
Cranking up some seriously [...]
Less is so much more with Trophy Wife. The guitar-drums duo, featuring former D.C. resident Katy Otto on percussion, pummel without any need for bass. It's an onslaught of mathy, screamo-inspired rock 'n' roll, and it's always refreshing to see the physicality of only two members pulling that off.
As dark and heavy as the latest [...]
The struggle began long before James Brown claimed it's a man's (man's man's) world, and the push for equality ain't over yet. For the women who get paid less than their male counterparts and for the girls who feel subjugated to the desires of the other gender, it gets frustrating, damn it. Punk rock made [...]
The Dance Party, Ra Ra Rasputin, Tigercity, Casper Bangs. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
Deja Blue, Clarence “Bluesman” Turner. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Handsome Furs, Dri, The Cinnamon Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
Lynne Fiddmont. Blues Alley. $25.
Atheist, The Faceless, Psyopus, The Agonist, Gnostic, Condemn the Infected, A Bloodbath in Boston. Jaxx. $20/$23.
Alex Brown Quartet [...]