Brendan Polmer

Brendan Polmer: The Post-Thanksgiving meltdown

We have all had our post-break, awkward small-talk elevator rides as we run into friends we haven’t seen since before everyone left for Thanksgiving. You know, the whole “Heeeey! What’s up? How was your break? Relaxing? Yeah, me too.” Sure, it was good to get away from school for a few days, but while I […]

What’s on our iPod: Galactic

New Orleans jazz-funk legends Galactic released a new album back in August, but for those who didn’t know, this ain’t no regular Galactic record. Yes, the heavy funk of Stanton Moore’s drumming still abounds and the hot horn section still wails, but the band decided to add a new element to their music this time […]

Stevie Wonder live at the Verizon Center

Web Extra On the night before Halloween, musical-genius Stevie Wonder serenaded a nearly sold-out crowd at Verizon Center in downtown D.C., where tickets ranged from $68-$128. The multi-instrumentalist and singer performed for nearly two and a half hours, playing from his entire musical catalogue spanning over 40 years. Without an opening band, Wonder, who has […]

What’s on our iPod: Toots & the Maytals

Toots & the Maytals: Light Your Light There is nothing in the world that can stop the legendary reggae singer and his famous band from making new music. On his latest album, Toots brings in two very special guests to compliment his music, with Derek Trucks on the album’s new single “Johnny Coolman” and Bonnie […]

Brendan Polmer: An open letter to the RIAA

Dear Recording Industry Association of America, So, this is awkward. I remember a time when I was pretty good friends with you guys. I’ve bought records my entire life and still do to this day. But now that you’re suing my fellow students at GW, I feel betrayed, sickened and angry. I really think that […]

Nightlife for Parents

So you want to take the parents out for a night on the town, eh? Unless you’re comfortable taking them out to your typical weekend clubs and bars, you may have to do a bit of research to find some, um, appropriate venues to take them to where you can still have a good time […]

What’s on our iPod: Radiohead

UK superband Radiohead released their new album “In Rainbows” yesterday exclusively through their web site as a download-only version. In a rare move, the band decided to let their fans decide how much they wanted to pay for the new, highly-anticipated album, while also giving the option to buy a delux box-set with album art […]

Brendan Polmer: Take the time to be a good neighbor

While living just off-campus during the summer months in D.C. on the corner of H and New Hampshire, I took advantage of something I’d never had before: a front yard, complete with furniture for sitting or “chillin” as the kids say. On most days upon returning home from work, my roommates and I would pop […]

Brendan Polmer: Can you believe it?

Holy crap, I’m a senior. When did this happen? How did this happen? I don’t get it. Seems like just yesterday I was trying to get into The Exchange with a fake I.D., dancing with some cutie to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” while holding a pitcher of Bud Light in my left, paper-braceleted hand. […]

From Pumpkins to Police, V-Fest to H Street

Ahh, summer in the city. For those of us that stuck around the District during the summer months, we all know that it’s been quite the wild ride. Quite frankly, we’re all a little bit exhausted. We worked hard, we partied hard, we ate well, and we caused trouble wherever we could. But perhaps the […]