When Mark Lanegan announced plans for Imitations, an album of covers inspired partly by his parents’ record collection, the chatter was generally accepting. The grunge stalwart turning in covers of “Mack the Knife” and Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody’s “Solitaire”? Sure, why not! Tonight, when the gravelly voiced singer headlines Sixth & I, listen for dexterous [...]
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D.C.’s version of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, returning for its seventh year, seems far too short for an event concerned with global African culture. But its curation may make up for its small slate. Tonight’s kickoff film, African Independence, takes a broad view, talking to African leaders about the continent’s myriad struggles for independence. [...]
On June 22, D.C. resident and self-proclaimed "general enthusiast" Pat Walsh was walking back to his house in Mount Pleasant. It was about 1 a.m., and Walsh had been out late celebrating his birthday with a friend. Just as he was about to reach his house at 19th and Monroe streets NW, "some dudes ran up [...]
The Ninety Miles project wasn’t just about the three American musicians involved with it and the fact that they traveled to Cuba to lay down some tracks. Really, it was a recording-studio summit between saxophonist David Sánchez, trumpeter Christian Scott, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and Havana-based pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa, made possible by recently [...]
Nothing screams spring like a country hoedown, and that’s exactly what the gang from D.C. podcast and live talk show You, Me, Them, Everybody has planned for its takeover of the Mansion at Strathmore. In addition to comedy, the group is also planning an Easter egg hunt, a series of craft activities led by Morgan Hungerford [...]
Speaking with Brandon Wetherbee on the phone is like talking to a good friend—and not only because the 29-year-old is relaxed and witty in an occasionally self-effacing way, but also because his voice is really familiar, if you've listened to his talk show, You, Me, Them, Everybody.
The live show, originally only available through the web before [...]
San Francisco-based band The Fresh & Onlys is among the standard-bearers of the psych-garage sound currently associated with that city. Less in-your-face than other members of the Bay City cohort, the band’s tunes are simple, layered, and bouncy—think ’60s pop and love songs dripping with desperation.
The Fresh & Onlys perform with Quilt and Shark Week [...]
Keep your showgoing local tonight. Bike Trip, a newish group that blends indie pop's recent interest in African guitar sounds like soukous and high life with low-grade art-kid fuckery, plays at Black Cat with Stereosleep and The XOs (8 p.m.; $8).And Anthony Pirog, the guitarist from local experimental duo Janel+ Anthony, plays solo at Velvet Lounge, [...]
Well, they can't all be good music nights. You could see Blondie, sure, at Fillmore Silver Spring for $48. Forty-eight! Yikes. And sadly, Mitch Winehouse (yup, father of Amy) has canceled his show at Blues Alley. If you're looking for something arty and sexy, Snarky Puppy—featuring a bunch of sidemen from the bands of Erykah [...]
If biker rallies, Monday brunch specials, and the Nationals (presumably) getting their asses handed to them by the Phillies aren't enough to fill your Memorial Day, consider closing out the long weekend with a free show by the Chicago songwriter Daniel Knox, who will be playing tonight at the Looking Glass Lounge. The set closes [...]