Posts Tagged ‘Wild Flag’

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

Wild Flag (Officially) Splits

The rumors have been darting about for months, but now it's official: Wild Flag has broken up. The supergroup—whose members included the great D.C. guitar slayer Mary Timony alongside Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole—put out one of 2011's greatest indie-rock records, toured around a bit (including three well-received gigs in D.C.), then fizzled. [...]

Mary Timony’s Ex Hex Signs to Merge

Ex Hex, the new project from Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), has signed to indie titan Merge, less than a month after releasing its debut single “Hot & Cold.” A press release states that the band, which also includes Betsy Wright and Laura Harris, will release its first album in April and play a slew [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Set for Oct. 6, Will Include More Foliage

No word yet on who's playing this year's I.M.P.-booked Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavillion, but we now at least have a date: Saturday, Oct. 6.
And it'll still be free, if a little crisper. "I just can’t wait to see what our Dance Forest looks like in all that fall foliage," says Virgin Mobile [...]

Photos: Wild Flag @ 9:30 Club

On Sunday, video evidence came out that Wild Flag had included a cover of Fugazi's "Margin Walker" in its set in Boston. Covering Fugazi in Boston is one thing, but covering the band within D.C. limits and not bringing your A-game is a riskier proposition. "Maybe 5 percent of you will know this song," said singer/guitarist [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Return of Balbed

It was probably inevitable that Elijah Jamal Balbed, Washington City Paper's Best New Jazz Musician in 2010, would eventually move on to greener pastures. Yes, Balbed, like so many gifted musicians before him, has made the pilgrimage to New York. Frankly we're lucky to have had him around here for as long as we did. But on the [...]

Watch Wild Flag Cover Fugazi’s “Margin Walker”

There is no chance D.C. will get sick of Wild Flag anytime soon. The punk-classicist power quartet of Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, Rebecca Cole, and D.C.'s Mary Timony performs tonight at 9:30 Club, and the show—like all of Wild Flag's previous D.C. dates—is sold out.
At Saturday night's show in Boston, Wild Flag broke out a [...]

How’d D.C. Do in Pazz + Jop?

The results of The Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop poll—aka the annual compendium of critical opinion that, given that it drops a month after every other top 10 list, only music scribes truly care about—are out. But how did D.C. do?
First, the albums list: Wild Flag, the so-punk-rock/kinda-classicist supergroup featuring two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney and D.C.'s own [...]

Radio Free D.C.

You've got a few more workday listening options, beginning this month. ESL Music, the label owned by local chill purveyors Thievery Corporation, launched an online radio station today, and it is so, so, so chill. How chill? So chill it's been playing the same chill loop—glossy keys, crowd noise, Rasta-voiced hypeman—since I tuned in like [...]

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]