Singer-songwriter Cindy Alexander is touring the United States this summer with a special stop in DC metro in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Cindy will play a special dinnertime show at La Mexicana (16143 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, Maryland) on Thursday, May 18.
The inauguration of President Donald Trump begins today and concludes tomorrow. Not everyone is happy about that of course, and some of that unhappiness channels itself through protest concerts taking place over the next few days.
Steve and Katie Petix of the DC synth duo Technophobia last week launched Working Order Records (WOR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “intended to bridge the gap between musician ideology and social impact through limited-release vinyl,” according to the label.
Also based in DC, WOR described its philosophy in a press release Friday, saying, “WOR’s operating model promotes the belief that music is inextricably linked with the potential for positive change. Partnering with artists and bands, WOR leverages their recorded music to help raise awareness and funding for the community-based charities they designate. Each WOR release is a uniquely personal fundraising campaign enabled through limited-run vinyl, with 100 percent of the proceeds from each release given directly to charity.”
In its first campaign, Technophobia itself is stepping up for a release to benefit the nonprofit Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LTMP). The LTMP mission: “Life Pieces to Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and communities.”
On June 14, WOR will release “Negative Space,” a 12-inch single by Technophobia with remixes by hERETICS iN tHE lAB, Void Vision, and Alter Der Ruine.
Listen to “Negative Space” by Technophobia on YouTube:
WOR will follow up that release with a Technophobia LP, “Flicker Out,” on July 19.
To find out more and to preorder the albums, visit WOR online at http://www.workingorderrecords.org.
For more information on LPTM, visit http://www.lifepieces.org.
Carpark Records released its limited edition 12″ picture disc in honor of its 16th anniversary today!
Among the featured bands on the Carpark Sweet Sixteen Basketball Picture Disc is Memory Tapes, which performs at DC9 on Sunday, July 26. Memory Tapes shared their contribution to the 16th anniversary pictures disc — “Go Play Outside” — premiering it on Tiny Mix Tapes.
Tiny Mix Tapes called the song “an incredibly warm slice of mandarin computer-juice, with a distinct flavor of summer sloth and citrus.”
Listen to “Go Play Outside” by Memory Tapes on Soundcloud:
Memory Tapes’ Dayve Hawk said of the contributed track, “It’s been a rough year, and Carpark have always been very supportive, so I was happy to contribute to their anniversary compilation. At the time, I was looking after my youngest daughter and after making off with the mic she ended up singing on the track.”
The disc costs $16, and all proceeds go to the Little Kids Rock charity. You can order the disc now through Carpark Records.
The track list follows:
1. Young Magic – NETS
2. Montag – Drop A Dime
3. Safety Scissors – Orange Roughy
4. Jayson Gerycz – Dribble Dribble
5. Young Magic – All Net (Celebration Dance)
6. TEEN – Dylan and Chong Playing Basketball
7. Thomas J Duke – Manute Bol
8. Jake Mandell – 2008
9. Signer – Roll, Pick, and Roll Again
10. Skylar Spence – Turnover
11. Sadie Dupuis – Theme from Babadook
12. Montag – Basket Case
13. Ear Pwr – I Would Rather Be Shopping
14. Jason Urick – Double Dribble
15. Memory Tapes – Go Play Outside
16. Lowt Ide – Your Turn
17. Skylar Spence – Practice
18. Dan Deacon – 1 Wand from the 9 Piles
19. So Takahashi – Dribble Commander
20. Jimmy Whispers – Mugsy Bogus
21. Chandos – Traveling
22. GRMLN – Buzzer Beat
23. Toro Y Moi – Space Jam
24. Greg Davis – Paxson
25. Ear Pwr – Beyond the Arc
26. Dog Bite – Hoops
27. Adventure – Ewww
28. Speedy Ortiz – Basketball (Demo)