Rave culture may seem like a product of the ’90s, but massive modern events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival prove young people will always want to get high (on life) and shake what Shiva gave them. The Identity Festival is a traveling rave featuring nearly 30 artists whose main goal is to get this [...]
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The South by Southwest music conference released the bees Wednesday with a wealth of strong performances, The MTVU Woodies, breezy and overcast weather, and a student-heavy army of cheerful volunteers and the pamphlets they love. But the spiraling lines for daytime events stole the show. South by 2011: The Year of the Free Swag Meltdown.
All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
Ryan McLaughlin’s last band broke up because its singer moved to Austin. When his new band pulls into the city for South by Southwest, it’ll have a floor to crash on. The music conference is the centerpiece of a [...]
Cricket Cemetery is Ian Thompson's first record label, but it isn't the first based out of the Arlington house he currently lives in. That distinction goes to Lovitt Records.
But Thompson's new project, a home for hardcore and "anything loud," is more austere than most labels, even in this punk town: "I only do 300 copies [...]
For mortals, there is no fun, exciting way to successfully speed up an intense study session. It's arduous: reading so many pages, taking notes, memorizing important information, working through difficult new concepts. Of course, in the soft focus of the cinematic lens, we have the ever-helpful montage to help our hero blaze through hours upon [...]
Tonight: Laughing Man, Drop Electric, Typefighter Raise Money for Gulf-Coast Relief at Rock & Roll Hotel
From D.C., the Gulf Coast's oil-spill crisis can feel remote. And donating money to relieve it can feel like mere drops in a large body of water. But Brandon Moses, of the D.C. band Laughing Man, says it's a cause worth partying for. And so Laughing Man and a handful of local acts—Typefighter, Drop Electric, [...]
Good morning, rainy Wednesday. Gloomy weather is perfectly suitable when I have a massive paper to write, but things could always be worse.
Remember when Warner Bros. was set to build a Harry Potter theme park in Florida? Who wasn’t giddy with excitement? London mayor Boris Johnson though, urging for a London locale, thinks it’s “utterly [...]
After more than half a decade of shows and two full-length records, D.C.-via-Fredericksburg, Va., indie-pop quartet Pash is splitting up. The band will perform one last show tonight—it was supposed to happen a few weeks ago, but was rescheduled due to the snowstorm—at the Black Cat before the members head their separate ways. Some [...]
Following an early New Year's Day stabbing at Love nightclub in Northeast, District police ordered that the space be shut down for 96 hours, the Washington Post reports. At around 1:30 a.m., a man in his early 20s was stabbed; he suffered serious injuries that were not life-threating.
This was the third violent incident inside the [...]