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MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
PITCHFORK

Concert Review: The Drums at the Black Cat

The Drums shared an intimate experience, rather than a basic performance, with its audience at its Nov. 16 gig at the Black Cat. At the casual and well-worn venue, there was little space between the performers on stage and the audience on the floor. The intimacy of the Black Cat[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

★★★★☆ “The Disaster Artist,” released Dec. 1, delves deeply into the quirky backstory of “The Room,” arguably the worst movie of all time. “The Room,” described by one of its lead actors, Greg Sestero, as “a disastrous specimen of cinematic hubris,” has turned into a cult classic that has fascinated[Read More…]

by December 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National Theatre. The musical delivers a striking study of human relationships, particularly those between father and daughter, as its protagonist Alison, played by[Read More…]

COLUMBIA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘The Search for Everything’

John Mayer is no longer a top-seller. By the mid-2000s, Mayer had two double-platinum albums and a Song of the Year Grammy Award under his belt. The entertainment industry believed him to be a pop darling. However, after a series of infamous remarks in 2010, Mayer’s self-described “lean years” began,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
SURVIVAL PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman government. Two years later, Director Terry George, best known for his films “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the Name[Read More…]

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Inside the Mind of George Condo

George Condo is grotesque. In “The Way I Think,” an exhibit of drawings and sketches by the American contemporary visual artist are showing now at the Phillips Collection, vicious smiles leer from jumbled canvases as reds and blacks clash in rough forms. Human figures become monstrous in Condo’s various portraits.[Read More…]

GRAPHIC BY ALYSSA VOLIVAR/THE HOYA

Artists Take A Stand in 2016-17

Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have been[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Year in Review
SUB POP

Album Review: ‘Pure Comedy’

★★★★★ Since adopting the moniker Father John Misty in 2012, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman has released a trio of fantastic albums. Released April 7, Tillman’s latest album “Pure Comedy” features his characteristic instrumentation, vocal timbre and misanthropic worldview. However, it represents a departure from his previous work in its ambition —[Read More…]