Posts Tagged ‘Young Rapids’

ToDo ToDay: Three Men in a Boat, Protect-U, and Ashanti

Before the Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” ruined everything, there was the 19th-century comic novel Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). The plot goes like this: Three young men, suffering from a severe case of “overwork,” take a boating trip through the English countryside with their canine companion, Montmorency. Georgetown [...]

ToDo ToDay: M.I.A., Woods, and a Live Action Graphic Novel

The 79-year-old dancer Yvonne Rainer’s long career has revolved around “radical juxtaposition,” a concept from Susan Sontag. In her new works “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2” and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Rainer brings her photographer’s eye to the possibilities of her original medium, loading up her dances with narrative in the form of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Popcorn and Pasties, Dischord vs. Teenbeat, and Nipsey Hussle

As a promoter of films that run 15 minutes or less, DC Shorts understands that audiences enjoy a little variety. For Pasties and Popcorn, this weekend’s collaboration with local burlesque troupe Tilted Torch, DC Shorts will intersperse film screenings with belly dance routines, hoop dances, and other quirky variety acts. Read more >>> The films show [...]

Arts Roundup: Mildly Uneducated Edition

Arcade Fire's Win Butler responds to the Washington Post's negative review of the band's last album, calling it "mildly uneducated" and himself a "fucking rock star." [Stereogum]
Michelle and Barack Obama, besties with Beyonce and Jay Z 4 life. [Washingtonian]
Is there enough demand for all these new movie theaters opening in D.C.? [Housing Complex]
Also: More renderings [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Ten Freedom Summers,” Latino Art, Carl Craig, and Sparks

Setting Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious social policies to music seems equal parts brainy and boring. But Wadada Leo Smith’s jazz piece about the “Great Society” programs comes from a place more personal than political; it’s a portion of Ten Freedom Summers, his magnum opus dedicated to moments in the Civil Rights movement. Read more >>> Wadada Leo Smith [...]

ToDo ToDay: Torch Song Trilogy and a New Day for Lincoln Theatre

Studio Theatre scored when it recruited Shakespeare Theatre’s Michael Kahn to direct its season opener, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy. For a play as important as Torch Song, one of the first to address a gay man’s search for love, companionship, and family, assembling an all-star crew seems imperative. The production consists of three one-act plays that [...]

ToDo ToDay: Face to Face, SuperNOVA, Capital Pride, and Russian Pop

I first heard a Face to Face song on a Vagrant Records compilation. It was the early 2000s, and the band—surprisingly noisy for Vagrant, better known as home to weepy emo bands Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids—had already been kicking it for a decade. The band cooled off for a few years in [...]

ToDo ToDay: Teatime Jamboree! Pig Destroyer Beer! Questlove!

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 [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Cynthia Connolly, Superheroes

Kriston Capps leads this week's arts section with a profile of artist Cynthia Connolly, DIY lifer and curator of Artisphere's "Beyond the Parking Lot" exhibit. (Fun fact: Know the Minor Threat sheep? Yeah, she made those.) In theater, Chris Klimek meditates on superheroes, which have been highly visible in movie theaters and on D.C.'s stages lately. [...]

One Track Mind: Young Rapids, Day Light Savings

Standout Track: No. 9, “I’m So,” a refreshingly ambitious indie rock song that builds to a knockout climax. Guitarist and drummer Joe Bentley begins the song with a Greg Dulli-like come-on of weariness: “Taming the squall in my mind/ Up to my neck in rough tide/ Nobody sells what I need/ Taking more time to [...]

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