Posts Tagged ‘Will Eastman’

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 [...]

Subterranean Punk-House Blues

Photo Slideshow: Subterranean A's Final Show

D.C. punk houses haven’t changed much. They’re still filthy. They’re still rife with well-intentioned but unrealized projects, like unturned compost piles and half-finished rain barrels. They still have damp sofas encircled by splintered drumsticks, Xeroxed show flyers, and earthenware mugs ringed with green-tea residue. Often, a hapless chore wheel clings to [...]

Outputmessage Is on a Hot Streak

The members of disco trio Volta Bureau can claim credit for a lot of hot shit this year. Together, the Will Eastman/Micah Velian/Outputmessage ensemble has released a slew of blissed out dance anthems, culminating in the infectious single "Hope." Before that, in April, Eastman and Micah Vellian took a cool Italo turn with the single "No [...]

Arts Roundup: Love Cubed Edition

Bureau of Awesome: WaPo's Megan Buerger hits up Saturday's Artisphere party, where she declares Volta Bureau's live debut a success. The group features local DJ-producers Will Eastman, Outputmessage, and Micah Vellian. Extra props to the vocals, courtesy of Outputmessage (aka Bernard Farley). Buerger writes: "Toward the beginning, Farley’s digitally teased voice was so soft — a [...]

Will Eastman Releases Jack DJ Mix

"We grew up in vastly divergent places, but we all grew up with the disco sound ingrained deeply," says Wisconsin native Will Eastman, one third of local production team Volta Bureau (mentioned on this blog a couple times recently). The trio, which includes Philippines-born Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana) and New York-born Outputmessage (Bernard Farley), kicks off a busy fall schedule [...]

Tonight’s Lost & Sound Might Be Weird and Sexual

"The combination of tech house, deep house, and nu disco in one night works out in a pretty awesome way—vibes and energy tonight will be deep, sexual, and weird," says Adams Morgan resident Morgan Tepper, aka DJ Lxsx Frxnk, about tonight's Lost and Sound party at U Street's Velvet Lounge. DJs Chris Nitti and Matthew [...]

Download: Volta Bureau’s “Love Cubed”

Volta Bureau—the disco-for-history-nerds trio of local DJs Will Eastman, Micah Vellian, and Outputmessage—released a new single today, which you can download over at the group's Soundcloud page. "Love Cubed" is basically bottled bliss, pitch-shifting already-shimmery sounds in the direction of heaven. The band makes its live debut at Eastman's U Street Music Hall on June [...]

Will Eastman Now Has a House Trio

Will Eastman keeps adding members to his projects. The U Street Music Hall co-owner's last single, "No Sleep," was a collaboration with another local, Micah Vellian. Along with Outputmessage, the producers also form a trio called Volta Bureau, which released its first song, "Let Go," yesterday. (Not to complicate things, but Micah Vellian and Outputmessage [...]