Posts Tagged ‘Will Eastman’

New D.C. Record Label Could Put a Weird Slant on Dance Music

I've been digging a lot of local dance music in recent weeks: Earlier this month, Will Eastman released this awesome remix of the Caribbean, and his buddy, Outputmessage, put out The Infinite Void, an infectious set of deep dance tunes that reach for outer space. On Monday, Hyattsville, Md., duo Ploy released "Friend of a Friend," a lovelorn pop [...]

Listen: Will Eastman Remixes The Caribbean

It looks like spring is finally here, a good thing given the shitty winter we've just endured. If you're like me, you're ready to lower the windows and blast something breezy from the car.
If that's so, you might wanna peep this new remix from DJ/producer Will Eastman (owner of U Street Music Hall and one-third of [...]

Arts Roundup: “What Kind of Monster” Edition

This year, Norway's Christmas tree at Union Station heralds The Scream. [Post]
ICYMI: Ex Hex gets interviewed, covers Slant 6. [Stereogum] [Rookie]
Hey, listen to this new track from Will Eastman. [Blisspop]
Watch: The Dismemberment Plan's Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Kennedy Center Prez Michael Kaiser: Stop grabbing at every opportunity, arts orgs! [Huffington Post]
Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band plays [...]

ToDo ToDay: Janel & Anthony! Vitamin C! National Dance Day!

Cello/guitar/electronics duo Janel & Anthony made one of D.C.’s better albums in recent memory: last year's alluring, largely instrumental Where Is Home. Their follow-up will focus more on vocal works, says cellist Janel Leppin, and some of those pieces will be incorporated into the duo's early-evening performance at the BioWall. It’s not just another plaza. There's [...]

Listen: Pentamon, “Nite”

Today, Teenage Riot Records released the debut single from Pentamon, the techno solo project from producer, DJ, and U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman. Pentamon serves as an outlet for some of Eastman's darker tendencies; compared to "Nite," the disco he makes with his trio Volta Bureau sounds like My Little Pony's "Friendship Is [...]

Listen: New Mixes from Volta Bureau and Future Times Records

Both Volta Bureau and the gang from Future Times Records have released new mixes that look back on their favorite tracks from 2012.
But for the three DJs and producers in Volta Bureau, one mix just wasn't enough: Members Micah Vellian, Will Eastman, and Outputmessage each crafted their own retrospective on the year in dance music. [...]

Arts Roundup: Make a Movie Here Edition

As if it wasn't already apparent, people REALLY want movies to be filmed in the city. A bill currently floating around the D.C. Council will collect funds from government contractors for the purpose of luring filmmakers here. [DCist]
Will Eastman of Volta Bureau curates the playlist for the latest episode of Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Have [...]

ToDo ToDay: More Julia Child! Tipsy Bicycling! Shirts Off!

Everyone knows the funny little—and large—facts of Julia Child’s life: She stood 6-foot-2, worked in Ceylon for the Office of Secret Services, and started her second career late in middle age. So why bother with a biography, when tributes and pop-culture odes to Child are as common as butter? Because Bob Spitz did the same for [...]

U Street Music Hall Fires Bouncer Who Tried to Boot Male Patrons for Dancing With Each Other

The last time Robyn was in town, she was opening for Katy Perry, playing to a packed  Merriwether Post Pavilion. Last weekend, in D.C. for a two-night stand with Coldplay at the Verizon Center, the Swedish singer brought her vocoded vocals and drum-machine hooks to U Street Music Hall. The 33-year-old performer's Saturday appearance included a [...]

Arts Roundup: No Shirts Allowed Edition

U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman criticizes a contracted security guard for trying to boot two men who were dancing provocatively at the club this weekend. He says the guard was promptly fired. "If anyone knows the individuals who were approached by the security guard please ask them to contact me so that I can offer them [...]

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