Title Tracks will be playing songs from their new album, It Was Easy. Title Tracks features John Davis, formerly of Q And Not U and Georgie James. It has been one of our top selling local artists so far this year.
Singer-songwriter and owner of the legendary Dc area recording studio Inner Ear, Don Zientara will also be playing.
Monday, October 5: Mac McCaughan
(of Superchunk/Portastatic & co-founder/owner of Merge Records)
Mac McCaughan will be playing and reading excerpts from his recently released book Our Noise - The story of Merge Records on October 5th at 6 PM. He is also going to play some songs.
Friday, September 18: Girl Loves Distortion
Poppy post-punk playing Petworth locals Girl Loves Distortion will play songs from their new record, "You Better Run, Your Highness." The record is available on Exte Records on CD and LP.
Wednesday, June 17: Double Dagger
Thrill Jockey recording artists Double Dagger are a post-punk/graphicdesigncore trio from Baltimore, Maryland composed of only drums, vocals, and a very loud bass guitar which fills the space a guitar would normally take.
Saturday, May 30th: (Th' Sounds of) Kaleidoscope
Noisy/drone-y psych-pop from Philly (with roots in DC).
Their latest record "All This Heaven" is available now at Crooked Beat on LP and CD.
Friday, 3/27: Andulusians
Andalusians are from DC, comprised of Basla Andolsun (Beauty Pill) and a rotating crew. The band's first 7" is out on Dischord Records.
Tuesday, 3/10: The Points
Dc-based loudfastandreckless basement punk band The Points will be playing some songs from their self-titled album debut. Released last fall, the album has been one of our top selling Dc area artists over the last few months.
Saturday, 2/14: Benjy Ferree
An acoustic solo performance of songs from his new record, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee. The quirky/gritty rock and roll record is a tribute to the late Bobby Driscoll, the child star who portrayed Peter Pan in the 1953 Disney movie and then faded into obscurity, poverty, and drugs after being discarded as a less marketable teenager, eventually dying at the young age of 31.
Dec 11th: The Caribbean
This Dc band has had three releases on the Hometapes label out of Portland, OR since 2004. They include former members so of the Townies and Smart Went Crazy.
The songs here have an uncanny flow from one to the next, to the point where they feel indelibly joined, a feeling heightened by the little sketchy instrumentals that cushion them from each other like sonic packing peanuts. After three albums and a couple of EPs, the Caribbean sound at home in this strange little white-collar rock place they've built for themselves. It's the folk music of the new American service economy.
Friday October 17th
Don Zientara (Dischord sound Engineer and Inner Ear Recording Studio owner)
Making a rare appearance and playing some songs from his two cds, he'll be joined by Buck Gooter from Harrisburg,VA. They have several cds out and will be performing old and new material.
Friday October 10th Girl Loves Distortion
Playing songs from their new cd release entitled Earth Beings On Exit.
Friday, May 9 2008:
Friday, May 2 2008:
Marc Masters, author of No Wave
We have two really exciting
in stores coming up in the next few weeks. On
Friday May 2nd, Marc Masters who is the author of
the book No Wave will be here to do a
reading/discussion on the legendary No Wave scene
from New York that produced the likes of Suicide,
Richard Hell, Bush Tetras, DNA and many others.
For those unfamilar with No Wave, it was the late
1970's anti-movement that consisted of artists,
musicians and poets who took the ideas, styles and
attitude of punk to another level. Based on
primitivism, the No Wave scene not only produced
totally original and compelling music, it also
tapped into film, performance art and even
fashion. People such as Jim Jarmusch and Steve
Buscemi got their start from the indie films from
the No Wave period.
March 7 2008:
Equinox (Hugh of Black Eyes) &
Horserider (Nick of Food For Animals)
Thursday, Feb 7
Human Bell (Dave Heumann from Arbouretum + Nathan Bell from Lungfish) are making the trek to Washington in order to play an
intimate live in-store in support of their brand new self-titled debut full-length! The album is set for release on January 29th so be sure to stop
by and say hello. 7pm
Friday, Feb 1 2008:
Don Zientara with Buck Gooter
Longtime Dischord Records Engineer & owner of Inner Ear Studios, Don Zientara is joined by Fredericksburg, VA duo Buck Gooter.
Wednesday, January 23
Kimya Dawson (of the Moldy Peaches and of recently released film
"Juno" soundtrack fame) will be playing an In-Store Performance at Crooked Beat!
**space is very
limited, so get here early**
Tuesday, August 7
Winelord & Pygmy Lush
July 25th 2007:
J Forte (member of
Tuesday, June 19
Mark Anderson and Mark
Mark Anderson and Mark
Jenkins, the authors of Dance of Days, will be
giving a talk in
celebration of the release of the book's third
edition. Dance of Days covers the birth of
two decades of punk in
the nation's capitol and gives an in-depth
history of DC bands such as Bad Brains, Minor
Threat and Fugazi.
June 21 2007:
The Aquarium will be
performing songs from their self-titled Dischord
release. The Aquarium features Jason Hutto and
Tuesday, June 12
Andalusians and Edie
The Andalusians are Basla
from Beauty Pill/Del Cielo, Chris from Hoover/The Hold Up, David from The Hellfighters, and Clark from Statehood/Motorcycle Wars.
Sedgwick is Justin from Antelope/El Guapo.
Edie Sedgwick will be doing a
15 minute Haiku set starting promptly at 7:30 then
The Andalusians will play.
June 1 2007:
Pelle Carlbeg + Bellman Barker In-Store
Records is home to many wonderfully twee indie
rock bands -- the kind who write suchy catchy,
breezy pop songs that you forget that the vocals
are frequently yearning odes to lost loves or
tributes to an unrequited love. (The Acid House
Kings, the Legends, Club 8, the Radio Dept. and
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names are all on the
label's roster.) A few years ago, one of
Labrador's top acts was a jazzy pop group called
Edson, who melded organs and glockenspiel
with singer Pelle Carlberg's highly
personal tales of love and breakups. When Edson
disbanded, Carlberg set out on his own, and his
solo debut, "Everything Now!" is filled with
sharp, melodic songs, jangling guitars and steady
backbeats that will please fans of early Belle and
Sebastian or the Pixies, as well as anyone who's
ever bought a Labrador CD. Carlberg's in town
tonight to perform at an in-store at Crooked Beat
Records, and while it won't be as good
as seeing a full show at the Black Cat or DC9,
it's the purest dose of pop you'll find in
Washington tonight. Also performing at the Adams
Morgan record store is Bellman Barker; Read
David's take on the group's debut EP here.
Friday, May 11
singer of Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up,
current singer for Weird War, first ever Sassiest
Boy in America and ubiquitous D.C. institution
reads from his collection of essays, "The Psychic
Soviet." Read Editorial Review
April 1 2007:
Thursday, March 15
Tuesday, February 20
Dischord sound engineer and owner of Inner Ear
Zientara Solo Set
Friday, January 26
Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses, 50 ft Wave fame)
will be playing a FREE in-store performance at 6pm
this Friday at Crooked Beat! How's the sound in a
very long & not-so wide basement record store?
Excellent, actually. Get there early for a good
Thursday, November 9 2006:
Thursday, November 2