In the District Line, Jason Cherkis checks in with DJ Roland Tolbert, a regular fixture on the decks on O Street SW this summer. “Tolbert has been spinning on the block for five years,” Cherkis writes. It’s no easy task in a neighborhood where the competition for air time is fierce.”
Why do you have to move for work? Just find a WiFi hookup and a decent coffee joint, home-school the kids, and you’re all set. That’s Bob Mould in this week’s Ask Bob. Got a question for a D.C. resident who’s led at least two classic bands? It’s as simple as clicking here.
UGK‘s Underground Kingz is “that rarest of hip-hop feats: A double disc that never becomes a chore to hear,” writes Joe Warminsky. Read the review and check out the video for the first single, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You).”
In One Track Mind, Aaron Leitko gets the Mantras to explain the provenance of their very Creation song “Demonator,” which you can download free here. The Mantras play the Black Cat on Monday, Aug. 20.
Plus our picks: Leitko on New York’s “out-rock-drone-dub” outfit Religious Knives, Friday at the Velvet Lounge; Maggie Serota on Tortoise-y Richmond outfit Ilad, Friday at the Red and Black; and Cherkis on Glorytellers, led by ex-Karate and Secret Stars member Geoff Farina, Sunday at the Black Cat.