Posts Tagged ‘Typefighter’

This Year’s Fort Reno Shows, Sponsored by…

Bang Salon presents: Foul Swoops, Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Golden Looks, Beauty Pill

Sounds About Right: The Best Local Albums of 2014

Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.

ToDo ToDay: Handbag, Miguel Zenon, and the History of Wonder Woman

Learn something new today, whether it's Wonder Woman's origin story or how to make a killer cocktail.

ToDo ToDay: Smoke Fairies, Charlie Murphy, and Priests

Learn something from your fellow D.C. residents this weekend.

ToDo ToDay: Trans Am, Deleted Scenes, and Jellyfish Eyes

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jon B, Moneytown, Aster Aweke, and Modern Moves Festival

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 [...]

One Track Mind: Typefighter, “Much”

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Janel & Anthony! Vitamin C! National Dance Day!

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 [...]

Finally! Fort Reno Announces 2013 Schedule

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: New African Films, Daikaya, and Fanny and Alexander

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 [...]