The first thing you notice about Phosphorescent, the alias of singer/songwriter Matthew Houck, is his creaky country voice. When he holds a note too long, it breaks, emitting a weariness that suits his songs of travel and regret. Born in Alabama and making his name in Georgia, Phosphorescent adds a Southern slant to his melancholic, [...]
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No one's immune to Christmas songs. Not you, not the writers of Washington City Paper, and not the dudes behind Listen Local First. The local scene boosters have put together a compilation of holiday songs by D.C. groups, and today—the third edition of Local Music Day—it'll be in rotation in a handful of local businesses.
*Vanity Fair reports on the more prevalent issue surrounding health care reform: How will the plots of movies be affected if there are no asshole insurance companies? Among the films that would have never been able to be made: As Good As It Gets, Domino, Erin Brockovich, Sicko, and the most recent release, Repo [...]