Archive: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Because I Got Haiku: Amy Winehouse

In which your bloggers cover happenings from the music world in 5-7-5 syllabic structure. (Helayne Seidman For The Washington Post) More Winehouse drama Crazyshambles, here to help! Life as debacle...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 16, 2007; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Two-Minute Man

Welcome to Post Rock's first weekly feature. I'm not much for radio, but I tune in to 94.7 The Globe on my two-minute drives to and from Starbucks each morning. So I figured at the end of each week I'd rank the 10 songs I heard Weasel spin, offer up...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2007; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (12)

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Bathroom)

Over on the Nightclub 930 Forum (user name and password required), somebody suggested that you might not want to go to the bathroom during Neil Young's Constitution Hall concerts tonight and tomorrow. Just a word of warning: Neil Young's policy on this tour is that if you get up to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 15, 2007; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (3)

Gettin' Wiggly With It

Last Thursday afternoon I went by myself to see the Wiggles at the Verizon Center. Thankfully, this story doesn't end with me saying "and now I have to put a big sign in my front yard every time I move." I went because I lost a bet to J. Freedom...

By David Malitz | November 15, 2007; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 1, No. 1

Subject: Spice Girls: Greatest Hits In Victoria's Secret Stores Today...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 14, 2007; 7:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

More From The Chat: Getting Concertgoers Charged Up

Here's a post that I didn't have time to address in yesterday's Freedom Rock chat: Anyone who responds to one of those, "Is everyone having a good time? What? I can't HEAR you! Get LOUD, DC!" kind of stage exhortations is a chump. I am so much better than any...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 14, 2007; 4:09 PM ET | Comments (4)

Talk Talk: A Conversation With David Kilgour

It's Legends Week in D.C. Jay-Z was in town on Friday (after a stop in Baltimore), Bruce Springsteen on Sunday and Monday (perhaps you heard?), Neil Young will be here tomorrow and Friday and David Kilgour plays DC9 tonight. Wait, who? David Kilgour?...

By David Malitz | November 14, 2007; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (4)

Her Heart Will Go On ... In 269 Days

Celine Dion - Chrysler pitchwoman, Diva Las Vegas and Canadian singer of Hillary's POTUS campaign theme - has just announced a D.C. date for her upcoming world tour: Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Verizon Center. So sweet of her to help us all plan ahead, no? Tickets are going on...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 13, 2007; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (4)

All Eyes on the Big Man

J. Freedom has already given a Cris Collinsworth-esque breakdown of both Bruce Springsteen shows at the Verizon Center, as you've surely seen by now. All the insights you could ask for, including details on Jann Wenner's socks. Monday night was my first ever Springsteen live experience and I wanted to...

By David Malitz | November 13, 2007; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (15)

Incident on 7th Street Redux

And the band played on. The second half of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's double-header was a very slight letdown after Sunday's terrific opening salvo. Nothing wrong with Monday's performance, per se - just that the intensity seemed to be off early in the show. Less energy...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 13, 2007; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Price You Pay

Sister, can you spare a seat? And, umm ... are you hot? One of the great pleasures of Web surfing is stumbling across Craigslist postings in which music fans get down on their digital knees and grovel for concert tickets. Some, of course, do it much more artfully and amusingly...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 12, 2007; 4:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Meet the New Bosses: Indie Rock Finds Its Inner Bruce

Bruce Springsteen has been one of the world's biggest rock stars for more than three decades now, but he's never been seen as particularly hip. He was part of what the punks were rebelling against in the late '70s, was the ultimate stadium rock act in the '80s, and in...

By David Malitz | November 12, 2007; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (6)

Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic

In introducing the title track from "Magic" at the very much sold out Verizon Center last night, Bruce Springsteen said the tune is about how "the truth gets twisted into lies, and lies get twisted into the truth." In other words: A perfect song for Washington! "Hey," he said, "this...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 12, 2007; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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