Archive: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Live Last Night: Atlas Sound

Bradford Cox (back center) and Atlas Sound kept it mellow, man, at the Black Cat. "I swear, all the kids got stoned before they came out tonight." That's what the woman working the door of the Black Cat's backstage said to a friend of hers as she stamped my...

By David Malitz | February 22, 2008; 6:03 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 15: What I Like About the Globe Edition

He's got a bad desire. Five straight weeks with no Tom Petty. I guess there was no Super Bowl bump for him. I never thought the Romantics would be anywhere but the top of the list, but an unexpected nugget from the Boss relegates them to second place. 1....

By David Malitz | February 22, 2008; 2:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cohen, Cale, k.d. and Constantine

Post Rock has been overrun by angry Constantine Maroulis fans this week. One of the commenters suggested we take a look at a recent YouTube clip of Maroulis covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." We did. Then we looked at some other versions of the oft-covered classic. How does the former almost-"Idol"...

By David Malitz | February 22, 2008; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions For ... Georgie James

More lights! (And cameras, etc.) Georgie James, the darlings of the D.C. indie-pop scene, will soon be As Seen On TV: The band has been invited to perform on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" next Wednesday. John Davis, who fronts the group with Laura Burhenn, says they'll perform "Need...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 21, 2008; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

All Signs Point To Tough Competition For V-Fest

Are Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs heading West? In opening the Official Virgin Festival Predictions thread last week, David noted that speculating about who's going to play the big summer festivals might be more fun than going to the festivals themselves. (It's certainly less schweaty!) In that spirit, Hoboken411.com has been...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 21, 2008; 2:52 PM ET | Comments (7)

'Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Amphitheatre'

Hey, brother, can you spare a ticket? Radiohead, May 11, Nissan Pavilion, totally sold out. Cue "All I Need" here! The swap meet and scalping are in full effect over on Craigslist, where ticketless Radiohead fans are begging, bartering, pleading and bargaining. There's also one fan who took to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 20, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Does This Frighten You?

It is time to get intimate. A few weeks ago Barry Manilow came to the Verizon Center for a performance that was billed as "An Evening of Music and Passion with Barry Manilow." Pretty scary, right? Turns out it's not even the scariest area show this month. That's because...

By David Malitz | February 20, 2008; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (42)

'Once' Again

Hansard solo? Nope. (By Jonathan Alcorn/For TWP) Spent some pre-Oscars time with "Once" co-stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in Hollywood, and the resulting story can be found here. As always, much was left on the cutting-room floor. Herewith, some extras. Hansard and Irglová on her role in their...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 19, 2008; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (2)

 

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