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The Halftime Report: Week of 1/18

January 18, 2016

Welcome to the first ever edition of the Halftime Report! Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the best in entertainment for the week to come, from music to movies and beyond. So without further ado …

Album Releases:

Not to Disappear – Daughter, Release Date: 1/15

The sophomore album from this British indie folk group promises to soothe and seduce with its relaxing music and pleasing vocals. Read our review here.


Curve of the Earth – Mystery Jets, Release Date: 1/15

Another British band, Mystery Jets’ newest album will likely provide another interesting twist on the band’s eclectic combination of pop, post-punk, and psychedelia.


Awake Remixes – Tycho, Release Date: 1/15

Tycho, an ambient music group, slows down the tempo on widely used synthesizers, with the result being some great study music. Read our review here.


Emotional Mugger – Ty Segall, Release Date 1/22

The newest release from the constantly recording Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger contains the rocker’s iconic mix of heavy, fuzz guitar and airy, falsetto vocals.


Movie Premieres for 1/22:

Dirty Grandpa

Starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, Dirty Grandpa tells the story of a man (Efron) tricked into a raunchy spring break trip with his grandfather (De Niro) on the eve of his wedding.

The 5th Wave

This Sci-Fi thriller, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Nick Robinson, gives viewers a look into an apocalyptic-era world in the wake of alien invasion. Awaiting another alien attack, a young girl and her brother embark on a desperate search for hope.

Ip Man 3

The third installment in this biographical martial arts series follows the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man when a young Bruce Lee arrives in Hong Kong to become the grandmaster’s pupil. Also starring Mike Tyson.


TV Premieres:  

Agent Carter (1/19, 9 pm, ABC)

Baskets (1/21, 10 pm, FX)

Portlandia (1/21, 10pm, IFC)

The X-Files (1/24, 10pm, Fox)


DC Concerts:

Torres – 1/19, Rock and Roll Hotel, Doors open at 7:00

Grace Potter – 1/21-1/23, 9:30 Club, Doors open at 7:00

Tiesto – 1/22-1/23, Echostage, Doors open at 9:00


DC Theater:

Between Riverside and CrazyStudio Theatre, Closes 2/28

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderThe Kennedy Center, Closes 1/30

West Side StorySignature Theatre, Closes 1/24

The Glass MenagerieFord’s Theatre Society, Closes 2/21

Cat on a Hot Tin RoofCompass Rose Theatre, Closes 2/28


DC Events:

Washington Auto Show, 1/22 – 1/31, Washington Convention Center

National Ballet of Canada: Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, 1/19 – 1/24, The Kennedy Center

“Let Freedom Ring” Memorial Concert hosted by Georgetown University, 1/18, The Kennedy Center


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