Thursday, October 23, 2008
Seriously, I'm not even exaggerating. the SHITTIEST. wtf, Karma!?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The out-of-towners opening for both local bands weren't your run-of-the-mill filler act. They were GREAT. Drink Up Buttercup is a quartet from Philadelphia who's major influences, according to them, include "artificial orange flavoring, conical shaped party hats, disguise able sized alcohol containers, the gratuitous use of markers, the sound of something wood hitting something steel, plastic, porcelain, paper based, skin related, and or something else wooden, yard sales + the mere termites of life." Their sound is a whimsical mix of Animal Collective, A Band of Bees, the Beatles , and at times even remind me a bit of local DC favorites, Greenland. Blend all of these together, drink some whiskey and eat some mushrooms while walking through a carnival fun house (not recomended) and you've got Drink Up Buttercup.
These boys will not only be performing at CMJ this year, but will be in DC on November 1st at the Black Cat with Bishop Allen. I highly recommend checking these gents out.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
This video post was inspired by Jess' show tonight. Her new band, Vox Pop, is a little bit country and a quite adorable. It also reminds me of the Ditty Bops-esque duo that was to be formed by Melissa and I (tentatively called "Waiting for Buckley"). Hey Mel, there's no time like the present...
Also, does anyone know why the Red & the Black lost their entertainment license?
Friday, October 3, 2008
I was one of them. (minus the baby tee)
We made it up to our suite quickly, as we were running a bit late and didn't want to miss anything. Luckily, Natasha Something-or-Other opened the show. I recognized some of her songs, but could not have cared any less. After a brief intermission, the lights dimmed and everyone lost it. All audience members became a character of their 11 year-old selves. NKOTB played only a couple of new songs *thank god* and loaded up their set with material that they KNEW would make us cry tears of joy and a pretty amazing wardrobe change into matching white suits. It was the best time everrrrr. At one point, I broke out of the suite and tried to pump up the crowd. People weren't really interested.
When everything was said and done, we had made our way to the 6th street side of theVerizon Center where there was a huge crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of their tour bus. This one chick tried to tell me that Donnie kissed her on the lips (big fat liar) and after that, well, I just can't remember much.
I was planning on actually critiquing the show in some sort of organized manner, but we thought it would be a good idea to do a couple rounds of shots after drinking some pints before the show, leaving me in a state of utter bliss and completely incapable of paying attention to much of anything. All I know is that we all had a blast and I am so glad I got to share it with Caitlyn Walters, who I have known for 20 years and who listened to her first New Kids tape with me! xoxoxo
Thursday, October 2, 2008
On that note, I depart. Tomorrow I will give you a full briefing of what happened at the show.
P.S. yes, i am aware that I chose NKOTB over the VP debates, but you KNOW it'll be all over the internets tomorrow. NO WORRIES, I have thought this through.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We are already a few days in and I have been too dang busy to warn you about the presence of DC SONIC CIRCUITS.
The Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music was initiated by the American Composers Forum (ACF) to provide DC’s music and art communities with the opportunity to sample experimental and avant-garde electronic music, with an emphasis on improvisation and artistic use of new technologies.
Now heading into its eighth year, the Washington DC chapter of the ACF has expanded the scope of the festival to include electroacoustic compositions, experimental jazz, noise rock, electronic drone and experimental folk, as well as live video and film programs.
Sonic Circuits seeks to foster the spirit of collaboration through the diversity of participating artists, and its varied programming appeals to arts enthusiasts of all types.
From the Velvet Lounge schedule ( http://www.velvetloungedc.com/ ):
Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne Duo, Elliott Levin/Dan Scofield/Aaron Martin/Britton Powell/Scott Verrastro Quintet, Ride the Big Bull w/ Marty McCavitt, KBD
$8/doors at 9pm/18+
Pacific 231, Suzanne Thorpe (ex-Mercury Rev) & Philip White, El Mapi & Matterlink, Northern Machine, Worms in Dirt
$8/doors at 9pm/18+
Sonic Circuits DC 2008
Dead Science (Constellation Records), Food For Animals, okok, Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind
$8/doors at 9pm/18+
Doors at 3pm
Matmos (Matador), Andrea Parkins, Mattin, Haptic, Jason Kahn & Jon Mueller, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, David Watson, Trio Chroch (Denmark, electro-acoustic avant-jazz), Josef van Wissem (Holland, solo lute), Phog Masheen, Second Land, Caustic Castle, RDK, Myo, Polyphasic, Soft Pieces
$10/doors at 2:30pm/18+
Noveller of Brooklyn
Twilight Memories of the Three Suns