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Twenty-four years on, Maryland-formed post-rock outfit Trans Am is a vocoder band in a post-Auto-Tune world, but they’re still a lithe and propulsive machine, churning through several generations’ visions of the future. On Volume X, dystopian funk melts into Kraftwerkian synth workouts; there’s a robotic mouth solo that would make Peter Frampton jealous. As always, the [...]
After spending the early ’90s penning R&B hits for big names including Michael Jackson, Jon B broke out in 1995 with his debut album, Bonafide. His third effort, 2001’s Pleasures U Like, included “Calling On You,” which Drake sampled a decade later on the nostalgic “Cameras.” The Drizzy shout-out gave B a bump in time [...]
Standout Track: “Much,” the first single from Typefighter’s forthcoming debut LP, The End of Everything. The track blasts open with a surge of power pop, pulls back with several slow-burning verses, then explodes all over again. “Heyyyyoh!,” wails guitarist and vocalist Ryan McLaughlin, 28, who seems to understand the simple but killer formula of a [...]
Cello/guitar/electronics duo Janel & Anthony made one of D.C.’s better albums in recent memory: last year's alluring, largely instrumental Where Is Home. Their follow-up will focus more on vocal works, says cellist Janel Leppin, and some of those pieces will be incorporated into the duo's early-evening performance at the BioWall. It’s not just another plaza. There's [...]
We learned this morning that The Evens are opening this summer's free outdoor concert series at Fort Reno, and now we know the rest: The Fort Reno website finally posted the full schedule. The 10-show lineup includes local indie-rock faves like Typefighter, Southern Problems, Priests, Joy Buttons, Sunwolf, and Mary Christ, with Paint Branch—the duo of [...]
The programmers who book the annual New African Films Festival face a monumental task. Africa’s cinematic pool is Olympic-sized times a million, and narrowing those choices down to the 11 pictures in this year’s festival requires gold-medal endurance. The ninth edition opens with Nairobi Half Life , a drama about a young Kenyan man determined to [...]
Yesterday would've been the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, the inventor of the Moog analog synthesizer, aka one of the coolest-sounding instruments in the history of music. As it often does on the birthday of a famous weirdo, Google created a "doodle" in tribute: a functional facsimile of a Moog. Surely the Web's more musical [...]