Archive: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

Danny Federici: R.I.P.

Bruce and Phantom Dan. The longtime glockenspiel / accordion / organ / keyboard player for the E Street Band is gone. Federici had taken a leave of absence from the band in November to seek treatment for melanoma. But he returned for a coda on March 20 in Indianapolis,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 18, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

Six Questions For ... Eric Hutchinson

'All hail the Queen, Perez!' Eric Hutchinson was scuffling on the music scene, flying beneath the radar, when he got an unlikely boost from celebri-blogger Perez Hilton. In a breathless, exclamation point-heavy post last September, Hilton noted that he was "obsessed" with Hutchinson and raved about his "beautifully crafted...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 18, 2008; 8:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night: The New Pornographers

Neko Case = Gilbert Arenas. Just stick with me for a minute, OK? After an illness rendered rock's most fawned-over backup singer a last-second no-show for the New Pornographers' Monday night engagement at the 9:30 club, all anyone could talk about yesterday was whether or not she'd take the...

By David Malitz | April 16, 2008; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nick Johnson: 'The Girl Can't Help It'?

'You got me trippin', stumbling, flippin', fumbling.' I went to opening night at Nationals Park, and all you got was this lousy story about lousy ballpark music. Well, that, a Ben's Half-Smoke, a $7.50 beer and a walk-off homer. Because I really needed more Lou Bega and KC and...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 16, 2008; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Full Festival Lineup!

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, John Fogerty, Foo Fighters, Beck, Manu Chao, Gnarls Barkley, David Byrne, the Raconteurs, Erykah Badu, Patty Griffin, Conor Oberst, Iron and Wine, Vampire Weekend, Roky Erickson, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, MGMT, Okkervil River, Against Me!, Jenny Lewis, Jamie Lidell, the Black Keys, Drive-By...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 15, 2008; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night: Monotonix and Dark Meat

Yes, that's fire. No, that's not Borat. I learned my lesson during the second song: There is no "safe" spot during a Monotonix show, especially in a club as tiny as the Red & the Black. I thought I would be out of harm's way hiding next to the...

By David Malitz | April 14, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions For ... Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards will probably be asking for Senators/Penguins score updates from the Birchmere stage tonight. The Canadian Invasion isn't limited to indie-rock bands with too many members. Ottawa native Kathleen Edwards has been a fixture on the alt-country scene since she was 24 when her 2003 debut album "Failer"...

By David Malitz | April 14, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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