Posts Tagged ‘Velvet Lounge’

Photos: History Repeated @ Velvet Lounge

John Stabb is best known as the leader of Government Issue, one the more fondly remembered bands from D.C.'s first generation of punk rock. That group still reunites from time to time, but Stabb has led other ensembles since G.I.'s original run.
Stabb's latest project is History Repeated, which was called Sleeper Agent! until recently. At the band's [...]

Lucas Molandes Will Be an Influence

In 2010, the Cap City Comedy Club named Lucas Molandes the funniest person in Austin, Texas . A year after winning that title, he moved to New York City. He recently went back home to record his first album for Stand Up Records, home to funny people like Jamie Kilstein, Hannibal Buress, Doug Stanhope, and [...]

The Set-Up and Punchline Don’t Matter: An Interview With Sean Patton

Sean Patton is going to be around for a while. He's been on stages for more than 10 years and is "pretty much a nomad," he says. He got his start in a not-exactly-thriving New Orleans scene in 2001, first at a weekly open mic, developing new material for each appearance. Within a year he [...]

This Could Be Funny: Metal by Numbers

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, October 21: Cool Dudes Hanging Out at Velvet Lounge
This monthly Hillary Buckholtz/Brandon Wardell joint returns from its summer hiatus with a visit from New Orleans-bred vagabond Sean Patton. Patton, a 10-year veteran who's starting to rise in the alt comedy ranks as [...]

This Could Be Funny: Be Brandon Wardell’s Friend

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, September 16: Brandon Wardell and Friends at Velvet Lounge
The funniest man under 20 in D.C. is Brandon Wardell. D.C.’s best stand-up is Michael Foody. The show is at a venue that usually doesn’t host comedy shows. The cover charge is $5. All [...]

Tonight’s Lost & Sound Might Be Weird and Sexual

"The combination of tech house, deep house, and nu disco in one night works out in a pretty awesome way—vibes and energy tonight will be deep, sexual, and weird," says Adams Morgan resident Morgan Tepper, aka DJ Lxsx Frxnk, about tonight's Lost and Sound party at U Street's Velvet Lounge. DJs Chris Nitti and Matthew [...]

The Parking Deck, Er, Rooftop Sessions: Birdlips

Indie-folk duo Birdlips were based in Charlottesville, Va., for a time, but they've mostly been nomadic for the last couple of years, touring the country and occasionally settling in a place to write and record. Those efforts have yielded a series of gentle and spooky releases made in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Destin, Fla., and, of [...]

A Whimsical Touring Tutorial From Bird Names

You might assume Bird Names is a D.C. band, given how frequently the psych-pop crew appears here. Nominally based in Athens, Ga., but more nomadic in their nature, Bird Names always seems to be coming through town, as if they're on an infinite tour loop.
For a while, the duo of David Lineal and Phelan Lavelle [...]

Video: Phonic Riot’s Wailing Will Totally Melt Your Brain

It's a slow day here at Arts Desk Central, so I'll point you to this clip of locals Phonic Riot, which is totally melting my brain this afternoon. FYI: Scene provocateurs Fan Death Records inform me via G-Chat that with Phonic Riot, they now enjoy three D.C. bands, up from two. We'll have to assume [...]

Arts Roundup: Half Noise Edition

Good morning, D.C.! It's gonna be all slooooow news during this half-week—looks like the turkey has already hit this city's arts reporters. Regardless, onward!
TBD reports that noise limits could be lifted in downtown Silver Spring and Bethesda: "This bill would allow events at the Strathmore Hall, like outdoor films and concerts, to be as loud [...]