GW doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a hotbed of hip indie talent. But what is happening here is way more interesting than that. DC Music Download asked me for my (long) take on my (very recent) alma mater’s music scene. Featuring insight from Dischord Records staff member, Protect-U member and Class of ’03 alum Aaron Leitko, WRGW’s new music director Quinn Myers, and some of my buddies. Read on!
Back at it- check out Spoonboy (David Combs of The Max Levine Ensemble) on new tunes and his brand new music video!
Wow, it’s so good to see you! Have you lost weight?
I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. Between graduating, flailing to get a job and a place to live, I found myself at a loss of interesting things to say. I also found myself living at home for a few months.
Now that I’ve had a few weeks to sit around and sniff about my loss of youth, I’m back at it. I’ve written a few things here and there, which will be coming soon. But for now, in lieu of anything intellectually valuable, here’s a collection of stuff I’m loving right now.
1. Gabriel García Márquez’s 100 Years of Solitude
2. This interview Noisey did with the lead singer of Smash Mouth
3. Crash of Rhinos, a UK punk band I, admittedly, also found on Noiey.
4. Season 7 of Mad Men
5. Determining if my cats prefer soul or blues (so far Tia and Marley are split)
I had the most enlightening conversation with the two women who made the film Rock, Rage, and Self-Defense, a documentary about Home Alive.
Read it here!
& DC folks – come see the film this Sunday. You won’t regret it.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s my dad was in a band called Idiot Box. They were invited to be CBGB’s house band but unfortunately disbanded before they could strike it big. It’s true.
One of the members just put their old recordings on SoundCloud. Enjoy.
Bob Kerr now owns an environmental consulting firm. It’s true.
Today in DC, everyone is miserable because our short-lived sunny spree committed suicide when a rainstorm blindsided us. It sucks. Everyone is sad.
Luckily, we have Typefighter. Typefighter is a talented group of musicians doing amazing things and today they’re streaming their full-length debut, The End of Everything, at Brooklyn Vegan (sidebar: why not DCist or DC Music Download??)
They’re playing a record release at Rock and Roll Hotel on May 3rd in celebration of this exhilarating album. Check out a GoPro-induced video for the infectious single “When You’re Older”: