Posts Tagged ‘vandaveer’

ToDo ToDay: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Os Mutantes, and Lots of Oysters

In his country-folk music as Bonnie “Prince” Billy or the various permutations of Palace (Palace Brothers, Songs, and Music), performer Will Oldham slips easily into the personas in his lyrics, his aching voice creating worlds of melancholy and mystery that touch on low-key theatricality without sacrificing raw emotion. Perhaps Oldham will impart some of his [...]

One Track Mind: Vandaveer, “Pretty Polly”

Standout Track: No. 2, “Pretty Polly,” an England-by-way-of-Appalachia folk song about a murderous young man who kills his fiancée. The combination of clawhammer banjo and cello, along with the haunting vocals of Vandaveer members Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin, lends a macabre twang that distinguishes the song from previously recorded versions by The Byrds [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Straight, No Chaser Edition


Liz Phair, U.S. Royalty. 8 p.m. $25. 9:30 Club.
Gene Wene, The Blackberry Belles. 9 p.m. $20. Black Cat.
Free Lobster Buffet, Honey House, The Bourbon House (all sound delicious, all are just bands). 9:30 p.m. $8. Red Palace.
Bellman Barker, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band, Alma Tropicalia, Fort Washington Band. 9 p.m. $10. Rock & [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Holding Hands the First Time

The mixtape was created for this: picking just the right song to gently stir a girl or boy's heart toward romance. It's an old, time-honored tradition, and whether it's on a cassette or an iTunes playlist, the mixtape will long remain a classy way to get that special someone to hold your hand. It's a [...]

Crowdsourced AOL Writers to D.C. Bands at South by Southwest: “Beatles or Stones?”

Spinner, AOL's upstart music Web site, approached this year's South by Southwest festival with Texas-sized ambition: It would interview every band and artist performing there—all 2,000 of them.
And so Spinner put out an APB to writers experienced and un-: Give us an interview, we'll give you $50. Don't worry about being familiar with your subject; [...]

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 [...]

Vandaveer @ Millennium Stage Tonight

D.C.-based folky Vandaveer–who just released his new album, Divide & Conquer–will be performing a free show tonight over at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
All Our Noise recently shot this footage of him performing a couple of songs at Comet Ping Pong:

Bite Sized Sets At Comet: Vandaveer from All Our Noise on Vimeo.
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
2700 F [...]