There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
No Lens Flares Here: Odd angles, stark contrasts, bleeding edges—we could be talking about a Darrow Montgomery gallery, although in this case it’s WaPo art critic Philip Kennicott previewing the National Gallery of Art’s new exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of photographer Harry Callahan. Kennicott writes: “It’s a small miracle that no matter how much Callahan’s camera dissects the world, the photographs never seem clinical. He divorces things from context, pulls out small vignettes from the larger city, but without violence, and without the gamesmanship of a photographer inclined to the cheap surreal.”
Our Far-Flung Local Bands: Tennis System used to live here. Now they live in Los Angeles. Here’s a video for their song “Arcane,” a dreamy, psychedelic day trip to the beach.
New Address, STILL LOUD: Windian Records moved websites recently. Strike windianrecords.blogspot.com from your bookmarks and head to windianrecords.wordpress.com. DON’T WORRY, IT’S STILL IN ALLCAPS!
Yesterday on ArtsDesk: The illustrated guide to the Lincoln Theatre’s financial woes, Bluebrain‘s location-aware album for Central Park is out, Howard University ensemble gets ahead on NBC’s The Sing-Off.