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Dept. of Future Releases: Sockets Records tweeted at the world yesterday that two of its bands—-noisemakers Imperial China and space-punks Buildings—-turned in their albums this week. Both, Imperial China’s third album, How We Connect, and Buildings’ first LP, should be out next Jan. 28.
Cluster-Eastwood-fuck: TBD’s Jenny Rogers landed on the red carpet for last night’s Newseum premiere of J. Edgar. A more anxious celebrity stalker tries to suss out star Leonardo DiCaprio from the procession. Rogers “[tells] him that Leo, the star of J. Edgar, isn’t scheduled to appear tonight.” Who does she see arrive? Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and Chris Dodd, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. But the carpet management: Print folks are promoted, online scribes like Rogers are kept back, “the TV people are angry,” one handler says to another. And Rogers couldn’t get close enough to Eastwood. If only she were Harry Thomas Jr.
Fashion Joynt: Washingtonian-at-large Carol Joynt catches on that the D.C.-based clothing line DURKL and its designer, Will Sharp, are getting the boot in January from their headquarters at “a funky but stylish artists’ studio/showroom/retail shop at 4th and Eye Streets, Northwest,” which I guess is Capital Comment-speak for “Gold Leaf Studios.” Sharp tells Joynt he is considering relocating to a more trafficked neighborhood, perhaps H Street NE, U Street, or Dupont Circle.
Today on Arts Desk: The latest edition of Local Music Day! A D.C. Council hearing on the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development! Maybe something not so wonky?