Archive: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Jay-Z Rising

"I've been to D.C. a lot of times, but I've never been here before," Jay-Z said with a smirk as he surveyed the stately Kennedy Center Concert Hall last night. The rapper had just introduced himself to the audience at the Africa Rising Music and Fashion Festival with "Say Hello...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 2, 2008; 2:09 PM ET | Comments (2)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 3

1. Robin Thicke, "Magic" (Leno, Thursday) The dude makes it work. He completely goes for it and his absolute commitment to being The Man on stage pays off. The dance moves, the obvious come-ons - it could be a disaster, but it's as smooth as can be. He owns his...

By David Malitz | August 1, 2008; 4:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trade Deadline Playlist

Sorry for the lack of content today. We're too busy hitting refresh on ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus, Rotoworld and Jon Heyman's Trade Report Blog to read the latest on that Jason Bay/Manny Ramirez mega-deal. But we did have time to cook up up a quick MLB Trade Deadline playlist. Enjoy. "Should...

By David Malitz | July 31, 2008; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (3)

Uh-Oh Maybelline

Chuck Berry, road runner. Note to Maryland State Police: If you see an old rock-legend-looking dude in a Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road - and doing so at very high speeds - please just let him go. Or else Seth Hurwitz will be angry -- and more than...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 30, 2008; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Don't Go there: Rules of the Road Vol. 3

Cause I gotta have faith ... and a 20-minute intermission. The latest entry on our ever-expanding laundry list of things artists should never, ever do at a concert. 5. No intermissions. Ever. For 62 minutes last night at [Insert Telcom Company Name Here] Center, George Michael sang, swiveled his hips...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 30, 2008; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (10)

Please Explain to Me ... Girl Talk

He has no idea what Ian Snell's problem is. Girl Talk is Gregg Gillis, a fine lad from Pittsburgh who can often be seen sporting a Pirates cap. (See right, go Bucs!) He's also one of the hottest names on the indie circuit thanks to his mashups that the...

By David Malitz | July 29, 2008; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

I Turn My Camera On: Rock the Bells

We'll go easy on the words today. Rock the Bells was at Merriweather on Sunday and Kyle Gustafson (aka Information Leafblower) was there taking photos for that thing somebody dropped on your doorstep. He shot lots of great pictures, the paper can only use one ... enter the blog. So...

By David Malitz | July 29, 2008; 8:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Virgin Festival Schedule Released

Virgin Mobile Festival is less than two weeks away and now we have a schedule, which you can find below. A few very quick observations: -- Bob Dylan is indeed going on right before Kanye. Sweet. -- Every band gets at least 45 minutes. (Except, mercifully, Hollywood Undead.) -- Security...

By David Malitz | July 28, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

 

© 2010 The Washington Post Company