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Bureau of Awesome: WaPo‘s Megan Buerger hits up Saturday’s Artisphere party, where she declares Volta Bureau‘s live debut a success. The group features local DJ-producers Will Eastman, Outputmessage, and Micah Vellian. Extra props to the vocals, courtesy of Outputmessage (aka Bernard Farley). Buerger writes: “Toward the beginning, Farley’s digitally teased voice was so soft — a coo here, a hiss there — that it almost got lost in the swell of other sounds. But then came ‘Hope,’ the group’s catchiest song, and ‘Love Cubed,’ its grooviest, where Farley really shined.” Too bad the event was thinly attended, Buerger writes.
Artispheric Cloudiness: The attendance at Saturday’s party probably should have Artisphere’s leaders worried. Also in the Post, Mark Jenkins has an update on the Rosslyn arts center’s troubles, which include lower-than-expected attendance and lower-than-expected revenue. WCP‘s Alex Baca wrote about those issues back in June; Jenkins adds some recent developments, including the hiring of a new director of programming.
Because I Want to Aggregate From Places Other Than The Post: Here’s a funny picture of Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins in 1984.
Today on Arts Desk: Lots of gallery reviews! An STPP postscript! More!