Archive: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 5

Hi [journalist's name here]......Jimmie's Chicken Shack is one of the hardest working rock bands out there, having toured constantly since 1995 and having shared the stage with bands such as Live, 311, Creed, Fuel and Everclear....

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 25, 2008; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions For ... Clay Aiken

He's so pretty, oh so pretty ... The 2003 "American Idol" also-ran and author and Broadway star, etc., has a new album coming out on May 6. It's called "On My Way Here." It's also the name of Aiken's new single. The singer called during a visit to his...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 23, 2008; 11:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Please Explain to Me ... My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'

In the wake of yesterday's supposedly mindblowing announcement of All Tomorrow's Parties New York (which is basically the indie-rock version of an overpriced baseball old-timers camp, only instead of Joe Pepitone and Bobby Richardson reliving past glories you've got Doug Martsch and John McEntire doing the same), I thought...

By David Malitz | April 23, 2008; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night Weekend Report, Part 2: Child Ballads Bomb

Stewart Lupton, more unfulfilled promise. On Friday night the kids were alright, but on Saturday night Stewart Lupton most certainly was not. A decade or so ago Lupton was a star in the making, lead singer of consensus Next Big Thing Jonathan Fire*Eater. They were the Strokes before the...

By David Malitz | April 22, 2008; 3:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night Weekend Report, Part 1: Double Dagger Delivers

Baltimore's Double Dagger: Three dudes, two instruments, one great band. Friday night I saw Steve Buckhantz's favorite art-punk trio, Double Dagger. The band is on my "don't miss" list, and since they are from Baltimore, well, it means I see a lot of Double Dagger. According to my trusty...

By David Malitz | April 22, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Virgin Festival Rumor of the Day -- Bob Dylan?

"How does it feel? To still not know the VMoFest lineup?" In this new media world you can't always rely on traditional sources. Sometimes you have to wade through back channels to get good info. In D.C. that means keeping tabs on the 9:30 Club forum, which in between...

By David Malitz | April 21, 2008; 1:42 PM ET | Comments (18)

Rauch-and-Roll!*

The Prodigy: Scarily en fuego. On his MLBSunday page yesterday (D11, for those dead-tree subscribers keeping score at home, near the recycling pile), TWP baseball dude and noted Drive-By Truckers fan Dave Sheinin wrote a a Very Important Item about interim Washington Nationals closer Jon Rauch. "The time has...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 21, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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