Archive: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

The Solution to the Talking at Shows Problem

Last night I caught Langhorne Slim at Iota (very good, pick up tomorrow's paper for the review). I was standing about five rows from the stage and right in front of me was a small group of people who talked incessantly through the entire show. During songs, between songs, just...

By David Malitz | May 2, 2008; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

Prince: King Of Alt-Rock Covers?

A one-man 'Seven Nation Army.' As you most certainly have heard/ read/ seen/ dreamed about/ sworn at yourself for missing/ watched on YouTube before the cease-and-desist letters landed, etc., Prince killed it at Coachella last weekend with a set that included a cover of Radiohead's "Creep." This just a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | May 2, 2008; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (10)

Questions Hanson Didn't Get to In Today's Chat

These guys are all married now. Do you believe that? Earlier today, we hosted a chat with Hanson - and let's just say that the obsessiveness of their fans extends deep into cyberspace. Taylor, Isaac and Zac only responded to a small fraction the questions submitted, so for your...

By David Malitz | April 30, 2008; 2:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions For ... The Moaners

Melissa Swingle, left, and Laura King wear sunglasses at night. And during the day, on stage... "If Sleater-Kinney and Mary Timony had a baby named Lightning Johnson." That's how the Moaners are described on a flier for tonight's show at the Black Cat and it was such a good...

By David Malitz | April 30, 2008; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Parton The Interruption

'And, of course, my name is Barbara Mandrell!' Went to a comedy show last night, and a Dolly Parton concert broke out! Or is it the other way around? Whatevs: While Dolly is a brilliant songwriter and a superlative vocal stylist, she's also one of country music's great all-time...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 29, 2008; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Virgin Festival Lineup Announced. Was the Wait Worth It?

In case you haven't seen J. Freedom's article or checked out the Virgin Mobile Festival Web site, here's a quick rundown of the lineup for the Aug. 9-10 concert up at Pimlico. Saturday: Bloc Party, Cat Power, Chuck Berry & the Silver Beats, Citizen Cope, Duffy, Foo Fighters, Gogol Bordello,...

By David Malitz | April 28, 2008; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (16)


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