Entries by Monica Alford

Ska Darlings Save Ferris at Black Cat

I’m not going to lie. When I found out that 90s ska band Save Ferris was back together (well sort of, vivacious redhead and insanely talented songstress Monique Powell is still at the helm with a new lineup) and had put together their first album in nearly 20 years, 12-year-old me got really, really excited. […]

Catching Up With Food Photographer Farrah Skeiky

Farrah Skeiky is a name that’s popping up everywhere in the city. The Bloomingdale-based food photographer and founder of Dim Sum Media supports some of the city’s trendiest new spots – ANXO, Bad Saint, Cotton & Reed, Haikan and Bantam King among them – and was one of the driving forces behind inauguration weekend’s All […]

John Cleese Live at Strathmore

Monty Python fans are in for a treat. Comedy legend John Cleese handpicked Monty Python and the Holy Grail to be screened at the Music Center at Strathmore this Friday, followed by a conversation and Q&A with NPR’s Glen Weldon. We caught up with Strathmore Vice President of Programming Joi Brown about Friday’s event. Read […]

Behind the Bar: October 2016

Missy Pankow Store Director, Cheesetique Shirlington On Tap: What Virginia wines are available at Cheesetique this fall? Missy Pankow: We currently have Tarara Boneyard Unrefined Rosé on our wine list, which will be on until we switch to our winter selections. Between our three locations, we also carry Linden Late Harvest Vidal, Thomas Jefferson Viognier, […]

New Notable No Longer: October 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about the latest and greatest food and drink locales around town, our top foodie picks for the month, and spots that have recently closed their doors. Read on to get the inside scoop on what’s new, notable and no longer in the DC area. NEW Ben’s Upstairs Open: […]

Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility Revamped for the 21st Century

Some would argue that Jane Austen is quite witty – funny even, drawing readers into the slightly nuanced world of her characters as they navigate the perils of shifting social status, always taking a painfully long time to declare one’s feelings to the object of their desire. Others may not appreciate the subtleties of Austen’s […]

Sofar Sounds Brings Intimate Live Music Experience to DC

When some of Fitz Holladay’s friends were unable to play their gig at DC9 back in 2010, his first thought was, “Let’s do a house show.” He promptly hosted a concert for his buds and another band, solidifying his love of hosting intimate concerts in unique spaces. Six years later, the DC native is leading […]

New Notable No Longer: September 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about the latest and greatest food and drink locales around town, our top foodie picks for the month, and spots that have recently closed their doors. Read on to get the inside scoop on what’s new, notable and no longer in the DC area. NEW Bindaas Location: Cleveland […]

California Rockers Allah-Las Reinvent Retro Sound

We live in an era where it seems increasingly difficult for musicians to create an original sound. Especially in indie music, artists are often compared to their influences, conjuring up feelings of nostalgia for genres that made their debut in earlier decades. Allah-Las is one of those rare bands that actually draws from the past […]