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Mr. Show’s Bob & David reunite in Steven Spielberg’s new movie ‘The Post’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross feature in Steven Spielberg’s new film that also has all your favorite Peak TV actors…plus Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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Interview: Flowerbomb

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Interview: Flowerbomb

We love to sit down for a good chin wag. Here, The Paper had a post-show chat with some lovely locals. 

Interviewing Flowerbomb was a real treat. The camaraderie of the band was contagious and conversation flowed freely. Best of all, Dan revealed his extensive musicianship while trying to explain the difference between the band’s recorded music and the stripped down set they had just played at Comet Ping Pong. [Note: Flowerbomb’s Nat is currently in England, so the band held two practices earlier that day to prepare for the unique show.] Interview has been edited for brevity.

Interview: Flowerbomb



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Live Review: Chastity Belt @ Songbyrd Music House, 6/23/17

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Live Review: Chastity Belt @ Songbyrd Music House, 6/23/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Chastity Belt at Songbyrd Music House.

Admittedly, I am a Chastity Belt neophyte, though I have wanted to see them for a while now. The four piece, on tour to support their third record, I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, have built a lot of hype so I figured so many people can’t be wrong. This sentiment was further confirmed Friday night when I ran into Ahmad. His taste and knowledge in ...

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Live Review: Girlpool + Vagabon @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/11/17

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Live Review: Girlpool + Vagabon @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/11/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Girlpool and Vagabon at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

Sunday night marked a departure for Laetitia. She had been on tour with Tegan and Sara and I could sense the longing in her voice as she told us about the balloons the dynamic Canadian duo had on stage. Then she burst into a wide smile before continuing, “…but you’re here.”

That was a very cute way to get the sold out crowd cheering. I had seen ...

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Live Review: Tei Shi @ Songbyrd Music House, 5/12/17

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Live Review: Tei Shi @ Songbyrd Music House, 5/12/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Tei Shi at Songbyrd Music House.

Venturing into DC on a Friday night is always a tedious proposition. It becomes exponentially more so when it rains. However, the gloomy traffic certainly did not stop the massive crowd that greeted me behind the curtain at Songbyrd. The show sold out so I expected some early attendance. The place was half packed and dancing to Salt Cathedral. I welcomed the loud distraction from the arduous trek I just ...

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Live Review: Skating Polly @ DC9, 5/21/17

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Live Review: Skating Polly @ DC9, 5/21/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Skating Polly at DC9.

“Ooo it’s loud.” Kelli had just switched with Peyton and was tuning the guitar. “That’s good.”

Actually, it’s not good. It’s fantastic. I have a habit of leaving my earplugs slightly loose at the onset of sets to partake more fully in the sonic assault. I would push them in deeper later on to protect my hearing. I waited until the last song to push them in for Skating Polly.

I would ...

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Live Review: Beauty Pill @ Black Cat, 4/29/17

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Live Review: Beauty Pill @ Black Cat, 4/29/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Beauty Pill at the Black Cat.

“Trust me, in twenty minutes you will be happy.”

That was Chad’s response to the unison of disappointed groans after he announced the band’s last song. The soft-spoken frontman of Beauty Pill left an impression on me even if I am still unclear of its shape or depth. As a longtime resident of the DC suburbs, I felt remiss at having never seen the local outfit live before, or even ...

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Live Review: The New Pornographers @ 9:30 Club, 4/28/17

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Live Review: The New Pornographers @ 9:30 Club, 4/28/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in The New Pornographers at the 9:30 Club.

If there’s a force in the universe that compels one to move, it should be named The New Pornographers. In DC for the first of two sold out shows, the supergroup spent little time talking. Carl even remarked at one point, “We don’t need to tell you how much we like you, do we?” Instead, they opted to exercise their super power of rocking the crowd for almost ...

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Live Review: The Coathangers @ DC9, 4/18/17

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Live Review: The Coathangers @ DC9, 4/18/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in The Coathangers at DC9.

One hazard of a music journalist is that it can distract from the experience. When something noteworthy occurs, I have to debate between scrambling to take a few words down or mentally committing it to memory, both of which take my attention away from the moment. Even if nothing special is happening, I often find myself searching for something that may not be there or simply thinking about what I can write ...

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Live Review: Molly Burch @ DC9, 4/14/17

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Live Review: Molly Burch @ DC9, 4/14/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Molly Burch at DC9.

Molly Burch was a sorely welcomed change of pace for me that I didn’t realize I needed. 

I would imagine the same for others judging solely by the more than hour-long battle I fought against Friday DC traffic. 

Live Review: Molly Burch @ DC9, 4/14/17


Her fingers brushed over the guitar strings idly, like one with not a care in the world. When she sang into the mic, her voice compelled time to slow. The hustle and bustle ...

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Live Review: Jay Som + The Courtneys @ DC9, 4/1/17

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Live Review: Jay Som + The Courtneys @ DC9, 4/1/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Jay Som and The Courtneys at DC9.

I have waited years to see The Courtneys. The last time they were in town, they opened for Tegan and Sara. That show sold out and as I stood outside haggling with a scalper, I could catch the thumping within. It was like sitting at home watching the tube while listening to a party rage on the other side of the apartment wall. I wasn’t going to botch ...

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Live Review: Los Campesinos! @ 9:30 Club, 3/9/17

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Live Review: Los Campesinos! @ 9:30 Club, 3/9/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Los Campesinos! at the 9:30 Club.

Los Campesinos! is fun. 

Gareth recounted to the crowd that it’s been five years since the band played most US cities, with a few exceptions at three years. DC fell into the latter but he instructed us to behave as though it had been five and the crowd happily obliged. Many sang the chorus together for every song and the bass player was not immune. In fact, Matt would sing ...

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Live Review: Agnes Obel @ 9:30 Club, 3/7/17

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Live Review: Agnes Obel @ 9:30 Club, 3/7/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Agnes Obel at the 9:30 Club.

There is no greater joy than seeing a band for the first time and proceeding to fall head over heels in love. Such was the case when I discovered my favorite band, and this was the case Tuesday night with Agnes Obel. While her music is more than enchanting enough, I was smitten for an entirely different reason.

Poised behind her keyboard, Agnes transformed the usually rowdy nightclub into ...

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Live Review: Lo Moon + MUNA @ DC9, 2/26/17

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Live Review: Lo Moon + MUNA @ DC9, 2/26/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Lo Moon opening for MUNA at DC9.

I was hyped to see Lo Moon. A new band out of Los Angeles, they showed they took their craft seriously by hiring Grandstand who represents some big names including Broken Social Scene, Japandroids, and Sleigh Bells. My hype grew when I got to the sold out show and noticed two floor toms on stage. I can’t remember the last time I saw a band who could boast ...

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Live Review: Japandroids @ 9:30 Club, 2/27/17

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Live Review: Japandroids @ 9:30 Club, 2/27/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good sounds at the Japandroids show, and the following is what transpired.

“This next song is for you. It’s really easy. The chorus goes ‘Ohhhh yeaaa/Allllriiight.'”

Brian was specifically addressing those who might feel left out due to not knowing the words to their songs. Like me. I do not know a single word. In fact, I have never heard a single note of Japandroids‘ music. I was there mostly because I make a hobby of falling in love with bands that I have never heard of before ...

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Live Review: Austra @ Black Cat, 1/28/17

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Live Review: Austra @ Black Cat, 1/28/17

Intrepid mysterious special guest star The Paper went in search of good sounds at the Austra show, and the following is what transpired.

White tape in the shape of letters was placed on the sides of Ela Minus‘ keyboard and synths. They read “Bright music for dark times.” Much to my dismay, I only caught the tail end of her set due to circumstances outside of my control. Her chill music and those auspicious words foreshadowed things to come.

Austra‘s performance was literally bright. Various types of lights adorned the stage. The diverse colors and dance-inducing intensities complemented ...

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Live Review: Cherry Glazerr @ DC9, 1/15/17

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Live Review: Cherry Glazerr @ DC9, 1/15/17

Intrepid mysterious special guest star The Paper went in search of good sounds at the Cherry Glazerr show, and the following is what transpired.

I committed the cardinal sin of showing up late to a sold out show and had to stand towards the back. Even so, it was immediately obvious that I would still have a great time. There were vaginas hanging  from the ceiling. Three to be exact. They were enlarged from their biological size and in bright playful colors like ones that might be used for educational purposes. The gemlike dot representing the clitoris was a beautiful ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #1: Mitski, Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/25

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #1: Mitski, Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/25

While I didn’t make it out to many shows in 2016, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

Before I dive into my number one show of 2016, I’d like to mention several that made the decision so agonizing.

1/15 The Max Levine Ensemble: When the crowd started moshing, David expressed gratitude at the enthusiasm but asked them to do so in an up and down direction instead of left and right. Enormous respect for choosing to make his show a safe space ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows Of 2016 #2: Moor Mother + Trophy Wife, Yung Kandy, 9/24

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows Of 2016 #2: Moor Mother + Trophy Wife, Yung Kandy, 9/24

While I didn’t make it out to many shows in 2016, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

“Girls to the front. Girls to the front.”


I am standing against the wall in pitch darkness as Camae waits for girls to move up. Multiple rings quickly form around her like planets irresistible to gravitational pull. This is apt because Camae, the mighty force performing as Moor Mother, is about to unleash more energy than the sun. Ferocious sets are not unique ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows Of 2016 #2: Moor Mother + Trophy Wife, Yung Kandy, 9/24

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows Of 2016 #2: Moor Mother + Trophy Wife, Yung Kandy, 9/24

While I didn’t make it out to many shows in 2016, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

“Girls to the front. Girls to the front.”


I am standing against the wall in pitch darkness as Camae waits for girls to move up. Multiple rings quickly form around her like planets irresistible to gravitational pull. This is apt because Camae, the mighty force performing as Moor Mother, is about to unleash more energy than the sun. Ferocious sets are not unique ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #3: Emilyn Brodsky + The Unlovables, 11/8

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #3: Emilyn Brodsky + The Unlovables, 11/8

While I didn’t make it out to many shows this year, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

It wasn’t just a Tuesday night. It was THAT Tuesday night and I was stoked to vote Emilyn Brodsky for President after what felt like an eternity. As is always the case when one is eagerly looking forward to something, the opening band, while pleasant, seemed to play forever.

She was solo last I saw her years ago and this time she was accompanied  ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #4: k pasa USA, 5/13

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #4: k pasa USA, 5/13

While I didn’t make it out to many shows this year, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

The dichotomy of weird and normal has fascinated me for years. The implication that there is a “normal” out of seven billion is absurd. We may share certain stories but likely manifest them in different ways. This was self evident to me when it pertained to people but I didn’t realize I was guilty of applying it to concerts until my conversation with Diane regarding PWRBTM.

I had remarked that ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #5: Rainer Maria + Snail Mail, Ottobar, 8/12

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #5: Rainer Maria + Snail Mail, Ottobar, 8/12

While I didn’t make it out to many shows this year, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

When you have to walk miles in the summer heat because your car got towed and you don’t even care afterwards, the show definitely deserves a spot in any top ten. I was in Baltimore Friday for Otakon, but was really there for Rainer Maria later that night. By the time I got back to where I parked my it was half past six ...

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Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #5: Rainer Maria + Snail Mail, Ottobar, 8/12

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Guest Best Of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #5: Rainer Maria + Snail Mail, Ottobar, 8/12

While I didn’t make it out to many shows this year, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

When you have to walk miles in the summer heat because your car got towed and you don’t even care afterwards, the show definitely deserves a spot in any top ten. I was in Baltimore Friday for Otakon, but was really there for Rainer Maria later that night. By the time I got back to where I parked my it was half past six ...

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Guest Best of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #6: Casket Girls, Songbyrd, 6/11

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Guest Best of Top Ten Live Shows of 2016 #6: Casket Girls, Songbyrd, 6/11

While I didn’t make it out to many shows this year, mysterious special guest star The Paper sure did. I’m proud to highlight the ten shows of 2016 that made his list of favorite shows.

I didn’t know it then, but the Casket Girls show held more meaning than it did the night of the actual show. My first surprise was roughly halfway in the set when they each took out a black marker and small posterboard. Facing each other, they proceeded to draw while singing into the microphone. They continued the stunt through the entire duration of the song. ...

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