Archive: March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 19: Painful New Age Edition

Look at those dashing young lads. Clearly, dedicated followers of fashion. A couple of themes run through 2MM this week. There's "You (something) Me," which accounts for the titles of three of the 10 songs. Then there's horrible new age dross that account for the bottom two slots. I...

By David Malitz | April 4, 2008; 5:17 PM ET | Comments (5)

Acts That Won't Be Playing Virgin Festival

Far East-side Soweto > VMoFest. Now that the Virgin Mobile Festival headliners have been announced (Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, the Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson and Stone Temple Pilots), the guessing game shifts to the undercard. Plenty of speculation here and elsewhere regarding the potential VMoFest support acts on...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 3, 2008; 4:16 PM ET | Comments (11)

Obama: What Would You Say?

Electoral college shadow puppets! News item: Dave Matthews will perform a concert in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign on Sunday at Indiana University. Reaction (via e-mail from a Dave Matthews Band-despising friend): "I may have to officially withdraw my support of Obama. This is far worse than Rev....

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 3, 2008; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (7)

So, You Love Jens Lekman.

Of course you do. The boyish Swede has established himself as one of the most irresistible pop songwriters around, making listeners swoon and smile. And you are rightfully psyched for his sold-out show tonight at the Black Cat. If it's anything like last October's show at the same venue, it...

By David Malitz | April 2, 2008; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

Official Virgin Festival Lineup, Vol. 1

See you in Balmer, bruh. Finally, some real news about Virgin Festival 3.0 Virgin Mobile Festival 2008, which will be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The headliners, as announced today by Sir Richard Branson, will be Foo Fighters, a newly reunited Stone Temple...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 1, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)


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