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Standout Track: Jack on Fire, the agit-rockers of the condo District, has previously advocated arson at U Street’s the Brixton and lauded “slampieces” (look it up, kids). The act hasn’t gotten tiresome yet because these beats are so good. The radical balancing act continues on “Gotta Get That Silver, Man,” No. 2 on the band’s upcoming album, We Sass You Shake Yr Ass, due out in December.
Musical Motivation: After roasting condo owners and the places they party, Jack on Fire turns its molotov cocktails on the premiere blog and comment section of a changed District: PoPville, aka Prince of Petworth, aka Dan Silverman. If the titular play on Silverman’s name and his site’s editorial instincts strikes you as a little anti-Semitic, hey, check out these goth-at-the-beach guitar licks.
“A Ringmaster of Desktop Racists”: “Gotta Get That Silver, Man” ties Silverman’s blog motto with the rising cost of rent in places like the neighborhood where Silverman started blogging: “Welcome to the beautiful life, but only if you can pay the price.” The song’s cry of “Do you know/just who I am?” is a deep cut even for dedicated PoPville antagonists—it’s a reference to an apocryphal instance of Silverman asking a hapless service worker exactly that.
Stream “Gotta Get That Silver, Man” after the jump.