Posts Tagged ‘Ugly Purple Sweater’

ToDo ToDay: A Camus Tribute, Improvised Shakespeare, and Sunwolf

Albert Camus’ The Stranger  is one of the core texts of existential literature. The novel’s exploration of absurdity and ambiguity is perfect fodder for a remix artist to interpret. In tonight's program "Library Late," Orchid Bite—the duo of Finland’s Sabrina Harri and Belgium’s Alexia de Ville de Goyet—will use a 1954 recording of Camus reading The Stranger as its [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Poetry, Red Speedo, and Sunwolf

Given the surplus of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost texts on high school reading lists, you’d think that rural Massachusetts was the only important place in the history of American poetry. D.C. historians beg to differ. Celebrate this city's poetic history at George Washington University’s Gelman Library tonight, where a variety of poetry advocates will [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Josh Burdette Edition

Longtime 9:30 Club staffer and the face of the 9:30 Club, Josh Burdette, has died. [Arts Desk]
Revisit Danny Harris' bio of Burdette [PoPville]
While staff mourns Burdette, the 9:30 Club's operators still have to open a venue this week: Lincoln Theatre opens its doors under its new manager, I.M.P., tomorrow night. [Post]
I.M.P. has also launched a [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Goodbye Party at Dance Place, Mary Coble at Corcoran

Ask any local dancers about performing at Dance Place, and they will likely give you an earful about the dressing areas. The tiny concrete cells more closely resemble a state park bathroom than a proper place to stretch and prepare for a performance. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of love for the Brookland [...]

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz Edition

2 Chainz acquitted of his Maryland drug charge. [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]
More about the massive Glenstone museum expansion in Potomac [Architect]
WAMU on D.C. band Ugly Purple Sweater, whose Columbia Heights anthem "DC USA" we named "Best Local Ode." [WAMU]
Rolling Stone deems 9:30 Club the "Best Big Room in America." [Rolling Stone]
Watch: A new, heavy [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

Ugly Purple Sweater’s Sam McCormally on Boxing, Banjos, and the Allure of Target

Five-piece indie-folk band Ugly Purple Sweater has been making its name in the D.C. music scene since forming in late 2008, but it hasn't ever rested comfortably within a single genre. The group (composed of guitarist Will McKindley-Ward, banjo player Rachel Lord, drummer Mike Tasevoli, bassist Rishi Chakrabarty, and lead singer and guitarist Sam McCormally) infuses its indie rock with [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: David Swinson, Astro Boy, Tender Thrill

Chris Heller leads the arts section with his profile of David Swinson, a former punk-rock booker, failed Hollywood producer, and ex-MPD detective who's just released his debut crime novel.  Chris Klimek writes ecstatically of Astro Boy and the God of Comics, a new work about the classic manga character and his creator at Studio 2ndStage. [...]

It’s Local Music Day, Extra-Cheer Edition

No one's immune to Christmas songs. Not you, not the writers of Washington City Paper, and not the dudes behind Listen Local First. The local scene boosters have put together a compilation of holiday songs by D.C. groups, and today—the third edition of Local Music Day—it'll be in rotation in a handful of local businesses.
The [...]

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival Announces Lineup

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival, the District's biggest and strangest celebration of small and far-flung indie-rock bands, is back, following its inaugural running this June. As previously reported, its second edition is set for Oct. 8 and 9. Now, the free festival has announced some lineups and venues.
There are three venues along the U [...]

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