Archive: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Talk Talk: Toby Keith Unplugged

Toby Keith Covel knows from hits: The country star's new album, "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy," yields his 14th No. 1 single of the new millennium in "She Never Cried in Front of Me." To non-country fans, of course, the 47-year-old artist is best known for a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 31, 2008; 6:51 AM ET | Comments (5)

Don't Go There: Usher's Rules Of The Road

Usher's confession: If it's a man's, man's, man's world, then he wants out. Listen up, guys: Usher doesn't want you at his election-night concert at the Warner. You might have thought he was kinda, sorta kidding when he named his brief, mid-size venue tour "Ladies Only/One Night Stand." But he's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 29, 2008; 3:42 PM ET | Comments (2)

Phrases You Will Not See in Tomorrow's Jay Reatard Review

"The marathon set went long into the night" "His between song banter proved to be a highlight of the evening" "Things quieted down considerably when Reatard switched from his trademark Flying V to an acoustic guitar" "The haircuts sported by the three young men on stage would make any military...

By David Malitz | October 29, 2008; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Adventures in Bad Morrissey/Smiths Covers in Bizarre Places

Halfway through the NFL's regular season, most of us have finally gotten used to regularly hearing that countrified cover of Morrissey's "Every Day Is Like Sunday" in NFL ads. It's still lame, just not so jarring. So last night I'm watching another OMG amaaazing episode of "Gossip Girl" when all...

By David Malitz | October 28, 2008; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (4)

How to Spend Your Tuesday Afternoon

You'll start things off, as always, by checking in with Freedom Rock at 2 p.m., to pester J. Freedom about why your favorite band didn't get reviewed in the paper. And whatever else is on your mind. Today's Live Online headliner, at 3 p.m., is D.C.'s own Henry Rollins. His...

By David Malitz | October 28, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Phrases You Will Not See in Tomorrow's Magnetic Fields Review

"Stephin Merritt is a natural frontman" "Merritt seemed to be having a great time up on stage" "Merritt graciously soaked up the applause after each song" "Merritt had no problem opening a plastic wrapper containing a lozenge, and didn't have to give it to cellist Sam Davol to open for...

By David Malitz | October 27, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (1)


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