Posts Tagged ‘Wild Flag’

Photos: Wild Flag @ Black Cat

There was a moment last night, during Wild Flag's set at the Black Cat, when singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein basically gave herself over fully to her band's musical frenzy. During "Racehorse," she fell to her knees as if in a trance, slapped her own face a couple of times, and writhed around on the stage, all [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Little Actors, Massive Gender Disparity

Back in 2007, the venerable New York-based multidisciplinary theater collective Mabou Mines stunned Arena Stage audiences with Peter and Wendy, an update of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan. The company’s inventive use of puppetry was a perfect match for the rousing but ultimately mournful tale of a boy who refuses to grow up, and a girl [...]

Arts Roundup: Return of the Bubble Edition

Same Collaborators, New Living Quarters: The Pittsburgh-based artist Agnes Bolt, who earlier this year spent a week camped inside a bubble inside Philippa Hughes' living room, returns this weekend with a new exhibit—this one at the Project 4 Gallery on U Street NW—that features more personal information from the Pink Line Project leader. Over at [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Big Graffiti, Imagining Madoff, Wild Flag

Jonna McKone has this week's cover story with her look at the institutionalization of local graffiti culture via galleries, nonprofits, and even government programs—and what that means for the form itself. Bob Mondello leads this week's arts section with a review of Imagining Madoff—the long-delayed Deb Margolin play that generated a national controversy when one [...]

Arts Roundup: Athletic Gear Deathmatch Edition

The Vogue Line State: Writing in today's Washington Post, Ned Martel attempts to dissect the very mixed reaction to the University of Maryland football team's new "Maryland Pride" uniforms that feature several images of Maryland's flag. Some Maryland alumni, like Oprah Winfrey sidekick Gayle King, told Martel that "it seems like there’s three different things going [...]

This Wild Flag Video Is Funny, but Not Portlandia Funny

Wild Flag! The indie-rock super group—yes, let's please dissect the term some—is releasing its debut album next week (look for a review in this week's WCP!) and just dropped this video for lead single "Romance." It's set in an office and has the members doing funny things, but this isn't exactly Wild Flag doing Portlandia, [...]

Listen to the New Wild Flag Single

On Friday, indie-rock supergroup Wild Flag—featuring D.C.'s Mary Timony—announced the release of its debut album this fall. Over the weekend, the band premiered a single, "Romance," on New Jersey freeform juggernaut WFMU. I love the handclap breakdown. If you listen using the widget below, click the forward button 14 times. Totally worth it!

Wild Flag Will Release Debut Album in September

Portland/D.C. supergroup Wild Flag will release its self-titled debut album on Merge Records September 13.
The band, composed of D.C. resident Mary Timony (Helium) and West Coasters Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders), will also play the Black Cat on October 20.
Wild Flag sold out [...]

Photos: What D.C. Looked Like at SXSW

D.C. was well-represented this year at South by Southwest, with a ton of local bands present at showcases like DC Does TX and others. Amid the massive festival's insanity, I caught a sampling of D.C. talent, from These United States and Wild Flag (featuring Mary Timony) to Ted Leo (hey, he lived here for a while) and Bad Brains. Shooting the [...]

WCP Does SXSW: Coke and St. Patty’s Edition

The South by Southwest music conference kept the love train moving forward Thursday with monstrous headliners that included a free-to-the-people outdoor concert by The Strokes, off-the-grid rebellions on the East Side, an uncomfortable amount of time spent schmoozing with My Morning Jacket's Jim James at the brand new Austin City Limits studio, a backdrop of [...]