Posts Tagged ‘Ugly Purple Sweater’

Arts Roundup: Too Much Music Edition

Good morning! Did you read our Summer Music Guide? Has it helped you figure out what bands you're seeing tonight—you know, between Title Tracks at St. Stephens, the State Department at Rock & Roll Hotel, Ugly Purple Sweater at New Community Church, and Hercules & Love Affair's DJ set at U Street Music Hall? We [...]

Arts Roundup ~ Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Elizabeth Gilbert, Sort Of Edition!

Morning, readers.
*The New Republic launches The Book, a new blog dedicated to video games! Just kidding. It's about books. And whether or not you agree with Exec. Editor Isaac Chotiner that "the absence of any site for the serious consideration of serious books is also a fact of the web" (hey, Isaac—what about excellent personal [...]

Your Local Faves, Playing Other People’s Songs

Because I wrote about Title Tracks' versions of songs by The Flamin' Groovies and The Merseybeats earlier this week, and because Bob Dylan's truly atrocious new disc of Christmas standards leaked yesterday, I've been thinking a lot about covers.
Let's put aside the illustrious history of ill-advised tributes (read: the entire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes oeuvre). A good cover can [...]