A 1996 article I wrote about the Roots. Note the nuggets about where D’Angelo’s head was, pre-Voodoo, and where Q-Tip’s head was, post-Beats, Rhymes and Life.

A 1996 article I wrote about the Roots. Note the nuggets about where D’Angelo’s head was, pre-Voodoo, and where Q-Tip’s head was, post-Beats, Rhymes and Life.

1 week ago | Tags: Questlove The Roots Potomac News 1996

Radio Rahim

D.C. boom-bap rapper has a new record. We also talked about all those stickers.

4 months ago | Tags: radio rahim washington city paper

Ex Hex @ the Black Cat

Wrote this for the City Paper’s spring arts guide:

All hail D.C.’s best new rock band.
March 5 at Black Cat

Fact 1: On Feb. 10, 1988, the BraveStarr character Tex Hex introduced a wild guitar-like instrument called the Black Widow.
Fact 2: On April 19, 2005, singer/guitarist Mary Timony released a really good indie-rock record titled Ex Hex.
Fact 3: On June 12, 2007, Secret Key Motion Pictures released Sex Hex, a film about a lesbian vampire.
Fact 4: In late 2013, Timony founded a D.C.-based band called Ex Hex, with drummer Laura Harris (Aquarium) and bassist Betsy Wright (The Fire Tapes).
Fact 5: Ex Hex will release an album later this year on Merge Records.

Only Facts 2, 4 and 5 are related.

5 months ago | Tags: ex hex mary timony washington city paper BraveStarr Secret Key Motion Pictures merge records black cat dc

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