It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited for a show, especially with a lineup this stacked. Thanks to the awesome people behind Closed Sessions, your Wednesday night plans have just been taken care of.
Sweater Beats is bringing his Sweater Weather tour to DC, alongside Kastle and DC’s very own Manilla Killa. Sweater Beats’ music sounds exactly like what his name might imply: super lush and dreamy beats. He’s remixed everyone from Beyoncé to Flume and Chet Faker to Ciara, and put out ton of his own work and mixes.
As is probably apparent through this column (or maybe not), I’ve a penchant for pop music, particularly of the unconventional variety. I literally just stumbled across this week’s Artist of the Week approximately 30 minutes ago, but I already know that I’m going to be a long time fan. Kero Kero Bonito combines everything I like in a good bop: maximalist and punchy pop beats, sickly sweet vocals, and bleeps and bloops that sound as if they were lifted directly from a 90s video game.
Calling all fans of electronic music, cuddling, electronic music that sounds like cuddling, Pokémon, Canada, and just a straight up good time: Canadian Prince aka Mr. Steal Your Wifi aka Producer Game Omar Borkan Al Galaaka aka the Bae Whisperer* is back at U Street Music Hall next Wednesday, November 19th. Now, this isn’t Ryan Hemsworth’s first time at the club. I happened to catch his set earlier this year, and I can assure you that you are not going to want to miss out on this show. He’s currently on his Sucker for Punishment tour, and he’s brought along the artists from his Shh Secret Songs project, with different artists performing on different dates. For his Washington DC stop, Ryan Hemsworth will be playing with Tennyson and Ricky Eat Acid (who actually happen to be two of my favorite artists from the project.) Believe me when I say that this is probably going to be one of the most fun shows you’ll go to in a while, so bring a friend or twelve and make sure you put on your dancing shoes. Check out his latest album, Alone For The First Time, which just dropped, and is full of his typical woozy, unconventional sound.
Excited yet? Fortunately for you, this Friday we’re giving away a pair of tickets to catch the Remix Ryan Gosling live and in the flesh! Check our Twitter page on Friday afternoon for your chance to win. Don’t fret if you don’t win — they’re still available for purchase here, but get them quick. Good luck!
Or, When the Moment You’ve Been Waiting for Since Puberty Lands on Your Computer Screen.
Here’s how it went down: it was the morning of November 10, 2014 and I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, taking half-ass notes instead of paying attention to my professor. When, in a shocking turn of events, my mundane Monday morning was transformed into THE GREATEST DAY EVER. Why is that you ask? For the first time (since my solo throwback dance party last Tuesday night, in my living room, with a bottle of sparkling peach wine) my 6th grade self was graced with the legitimate opportunity to resurface.