Posts Tagged ‘wire’

ToDo ToDay: Cecily Strong! Teething Veils! Carolyn Malachi!

Rookies tend to fade into the background on Saturday Night Live. But Cecily Strong broke out playing the Weekend Update panelist "The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party." Her slurred speech, Smartphone-checking, and condescending yet uninformed moralisms ape the behavior of a well-intentioned George Washington University freshman after a few [...]

Reissues Prove Edsel Was Actually Relevant

Next week Universal will reissue Nirvana's Nevermind to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, which will put a nice cherry on top of the grunge-nostalgia sundae folks seem so eager to devour lately. But as anyone who lived in Seattle in the late '80s and early '90s—or anyone who spent a couple hours Googling bands after [...]

Monument Releases More New Old Emo

Seven months after the band released its debut album Goes Canoeing, D.C. new-old-emo act Monument is back at it with a new cassette, Sweatpants Fever. The eight-song effort has four original tunes and four covers, each selected by a different band member. The release's cover even comes with a tongue-in-cheek tease: "Monument plays the hits of [...]

Arts Roundup: Free Cone Day! Edition

Maybe Free Cone Day new is better fare for our colleagues over at Young & Hungry, but, still.
Cooling Card: DCist contributor Brandon Gentry goes very, very long on Jawbox's For Your Own Special Sweetheart (as part of the site's occasionally occurring "Secret History" series, wherein the profiles of classic D.C. albums are aired). And very, [...]

Photos: Wire and Weekend @ Black Cat

Atmospheric art punk, when done poorly, can be the stuff of pouting boys and overly dramatic lyrics, cheesiness and black eyeliner. But when done well, it means that the band in question probably paid close attention to the high priests of the sound, Wire. The group played last night at the Black Cat in support [...]