Posts Tagged ‘Will Eastman’

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 [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Listen Vision, Inkognito, Steve Jobs

Rend Smith has the cover story this week with his account of why Listen Vision, a local recording studio, incurred the wrath of the recording industry and the Metropolitan Police Department. Sadie Dingfelder leads off the arts section with her profile of Inkognito, D.C.'s youngest, brashest wheatpaste crew. Trey Graham reviews Signature Theatre's And the [...]

U Street Music Hall Has Its First Birthday. Watch It Destroy Things.

We're not big on retrospective articles for their own sake, but it's worth noting that tonight is U Street Music Hall's first anniversary. Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, and hometown heroes Nadastrom are spinning tonight at 9 p.m. And so we bring you this encore showing of "Big Bang Theories," a little film we made last [...]

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