Posts Tagged ‘US Royalty’

All Things Go Is Hosting a Music Festival This Fall

Union Market might be D.C.'s go-to venue for artisan breads and locally sourced meats, but this year, it's made room for another offering on the menu: homegrown music festivals. Following the success of U Street Music Hall's June electro-dance fete, Union BBQ, D.C.-based music blog All Things Go will host its first-ever music festival at Union Market's Dock 5 this September 13.
The [...]

Marble Madness: The Biggest Cliché in D.C. Music Videos

Here’s a free tip to anyone making a music video set in Washington, D.C.: Don’t make it look like D.C. At least not an identifiable part of D.C. Why? Because monuments are the Ben’s Chili Bowl of downtown. If you’re shooting a music video in New York City, do you shoot it in front of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Humble Fire and Priests! Norma Rae!

A great Fort Reno show requires variety, and tonight's lineup with punk wailers Priests, dream-rock act Humble Fire, and punk-rock duo The Accidentals provides exactly that. Even better, tonight’s performance is Fort Reno's 10th annual “Night of 1000 Cakes,” and baked goods will be in abundance. Read more >>> Humble Fire performs with Priests and The Accidentals at 7:15 p.m. [...]

Photos: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The attendees of Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday were not daunted by the threat of rain. With a lineup that included Fitz and the Tantrums' blue-eyed soul, Explosions in the Sky's hypnotic post-rock, U.S. Royalty's cock-rock, Kid Cudi's sensitive-dude hip-hop, and Avicii's glittery EDM, there was a little something for everyone across the [...]

Gold Leaf Studios’ Last Hurrah (Probably)

The aroma of illicit substances was hard to ignore when I arrived at Gold Leaf Studios late on Saturday night, and the whole place felt ready to burst. The Mount Vernon Square warehouse of artist studios has always felt raw and chaotic, but the space's impending demise had now removed its occupants' remaining inhibitions. Shit [...]

Congratulations, Thievery Corporation

In what was possibly the most glorious landslide victory of all time, Thievery Corporation was voted Best Local Band in Express Night Out's 2011 reader's poll. (Wale came in second; U.S. Royalty, third.)
Here's what else the left-field, utterly unpredictable readers of Express Night Out deemed No. 1:
Best venue: 9:30 Club
Best sports bar and best gay [...]

Photos: Liz Phair, U.S. Royalty at 9:30 Club

When Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville came out in 1993, many of the guys I knew loved Phair's cheerleader-prettiness and the record's brazen sexuality ("Dude, she said she wants to be a blow job queen, heh heh"). The women I knew loved the record for its power, its intelligent sexuality with lyrics that were honest [...]

Arts Roundup: Dental Style Edition

Good morning! This roundup is going up late, as I had something of a rough night, and yet, though I always assumed it worked this way, I didn't emerge from bed looking as impeccably disheveled as the boys in D.C.'s U.S. Royalty, whose style was profiled by pop critic Chris Richards in the Post yesterday. Block [...]

Arts Roundup: Groundbreaking Edition

Good morning! Lotsa ground-breaking yesterday! The Howard Theatre's seems to have gone off without a hitch. As for the new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring? Hours after a bunch of guys at the site posed with shovels, local concert promoter I.M.P. added Montgomery County to its lawsuit against the state of Maryland, alleging shady use [...]

Fan Death Records to D.C. Bands: “Stop Sucking”

It's hard to deny that Sean Gray and Christopher Berry have some bragging rights. In the last year their label, Fan Death, has put out a number of noisy 7-inches, 12-inches, and cassettes, including music by Drunkdriver, FNU Ronnies, and Ringo Deathstarr. In terms of productivity, they've outpaced just about every other D.C.-based label. More [...]