Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid

Andrew Bird returned to DC for a special concert at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. His Gezelligheid series is meant to emphasize his instrumental work and rely less on standard song structures. He had the stage to himself, surrounded by his effects pedals and Victrola horns. I have to admit that I only have […]

How to Make Justin Bieber Sound Incredible

Slow him down 800% J. BIEBZ – U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis Yes, I did listen to the whole thing. Reminds me of Moby crossed with Sigur Ros. The real concern: that ambient music sped up is actually kid pop.

Dave Rawlings Machine

On June 8th, I had the pleasure of seeing the Dave Rawlings Machine roll through town. David Rawlings should be well-known for his work with Ryan Adams, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bright Eyes, and, most importantly, Gillian Welch, but for whatever reason his recent album A Friend of a Friend is the first under his […]


“This video for Home is a collection of some of our favorite memories over the past few years. We hope it feels like Home wherever you are watching this.” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

Tallest Man

One of my favorite artists these days, The Tallest Man on Earth, was in DC last week, back to Black Cat. This time, however, he was the main act. Hurrah! His new album, The Wild Hunt, is great. Many of the themes and structures from Shallow Grave are seen again, which is a good thing, […]