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Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

★★★★☆ To say that the punk movement is hard to describe would be quite an understatement. On its surface, punk style is quickly associated with generational angst, a multitude of piercings, and spiked hair or dyed mohawks. Yet when one looks beyond this stereotype at the differing scenes and variety[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

Playing their last show of the year, party band Red Baraat stopped by Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall Nov. 24 and treated the crowd to one hell of a show. Comprised of eight men, the band blends a variety of genre s from funk to hip-hop to jazz, and[Read More…]

by November 27, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

ABBY REUTZEL/THE HOYA Playing their last show of the year, party band Red Baraat stopped by Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall Nov. 24 and treated the crowd to one hell of a show. Comprised of eight men, the band blends a variety of genres from funk to hip-hop to[Read More…]

by November 27, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Girl Power: Female Bands Take Back the Stage

On November 16, the U Street Music Hall was taken over by some powerful ladies who delivered a night of energetic performances and great music. The first to take the stage was Liz who describes her genre of music as Sailor Moon R&B on Facebook. She was joined by two[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

RAC Takes the Show on the Road

Over the past few years, RAC has been creating some of the most notable and respected remixes of hits in the indie music genre. RAC, short for Remix Artist Collective, was originally created between a few friends as a way to play remixes of their favorite songs, but not as[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

With three openers, all of whom could be considered more hardcore than Senses Fail, the musical veterans took to the stage at around 11 on Friday night to a crowd already pumped for their appearance. Playing at the Black Cat on October 25, it was clear, as lead singer Buddy[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

If there’s one thing Kevin Barnes and his band, of Montreal, have been known for throughout the course of their career, it’s the amount of effort they put into their live performances. Their second night at the U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24 was no exception. Barnes and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

There’s nothing quite as great as coming home, and it was clear from the way The Dismemberment Plan, a band composed of D.C. natives, played at the 9:30 Club on Saturday October 19 that they felt the same way. Touring to promote their most recent release Uncanney Valley(which is on sale now)[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Behind the Beat: of Montreal

Behind the Beat: of Montreal

With the release of their twelfth studio album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, of Montreal have created one of the most celebrated and cohesive records of their career. Frontman, founder and only constant member Kevin Barnes took a new approach when it came to this album, and it has paid off. Instead of holing[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Wavves Makes Their DC Debut

Playing to a sold out crowd ranging in age from high schoolers to parents of said high schoolers,Wavves’ set at U Street’s resident punk club, the Black Cat, was loud, fast and unapologetic. The group and its two opening acts delivered well formed, punk-influenced sets that boasted infectious and driving beats.[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide