Posts Tagged ‘Wanted Man’

Photo: Wanted Man at Fort Loko

ToDo ToDay: The Antlers, River Whyless, and Hamlet

In the years since their 2009 album, Hospice, the Antlers have moved away from static, heavy sounds and stories of bone cancer and begun creating modern soul music inspired by Alice Coltrane and Miles Davis. But don’t confuse this sonic change for a thematic turnabout: Their brand of soul sounds almost as depressing as the cancer [...]

ToDo ToDay: Paint Branch, Alarms & Controls, and Boss Shepherd’s Opens

When I found out that the Fort Reno concert series would continue after a brief threat of cancellation, I was relieved. It’s funny, though, that the concert series evokes nostalgia in me for something I never saw: Q and Not U’s searing 2005 farewell concert. And no matter how hard I wish, the band just [...]

ToDo ToDay: Carrie the Musical, Avers, and Chaplin-Themed Cocktails

You’ve probably heard of Carrie, Stephen King’s heroine immortalized on screen by Sissy Spacek. But have you heard her sing? Maybe not—the Broadway musical adaptation of the story famously flopped when it opened in 1988. Studio Theatre’s adaptation of Carrie: The Musical follows the narrative we’ve all come to know—bullied teen, zealous mother, psychic powers, worst prom [...]

ToDo ToDay: Moth, Church Night’s Anniversary, and the Best of D.C. Fête

Writers turn to teenage characters because their extreme emotion is rife for drama, especially when they’re in a new, surprising situation. Australian playwright Declan Greene continues in this tradition with Moth, a dark comedy about two high school losers who embark on a weird adventure. Sebastian, a dork obsessed with anime, sees a vision of St. [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Welcome to Nightvale,” Mardi Gras Snacks, and Baby Bry Bry

Some readers have reported strange occurrences in the area this past week. They say it sounded like angels, or maybe show promoters, speaking in hushed, excited tones about an upcoming live performance of a podcast called “Welcome to Night Vale.” Some report the voices say the show takes place in the fictional desert town of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cigarette, Square Dancing, and Dino’s Final Nights

Hushed but hardly timid, local band Cigarette put out one of the area’s best indie-rock records last year: Gush, a seven-song exercise in sneaky tension and patient rhythms. It’s music for a sublimely empty bedroom, but it’s worth talking about, too. Cigarette will be the first guests of District Sounds, a new monthly discussion and concert [...]

ToDo ToDay: Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dead Meadow, and Dance Parties

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]

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