Archive: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

Coming Attractions

The Washington Post/ will obviously have the best Inauguration coverage in the world. And we'll cover it from all angles. And there will be approximately 34,293 links on the homepage that you'll be able to click. But if you want to know about the live music aspect of the festivities,...

By David Malitz | January 16, 2009; 6:06 PM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night: Metallica

"Obey your master!" (Photos by Tracy A. Woodward/TWP) The members of Metallica learned this week they'll be in this year's class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. No act this heavy has ever received that honor. On durability and CD sales alone, the honor is deserved. Metallica is...

By David Malitz | January 16, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (5)

Wait, Wasn't This an "SNL" Skit?

By David Malitz | January 15, 2009; 3:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Animal Collective's Hippie Poetry

From Pitchfork's seismic 9.6 score to Tuesday's TWP rave from Chris Richards, there's been no shortage of love for the superlative sonic stylings of Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion." Of course there isn't, as it's a terrific-sounding serving of musical rapture that finds the sweet spot between experimental electronic...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 15, 2009; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

Blind Item, Animal Collective Edition

From our New York sources: Which former child actor was spotted buying tickets for Animal Collective's very sold-out Jan. 20 show after arranging a meet-up through Craigslist? Make your best guesses in the comments field. Winner gets a free ticket to Sunday's concert at the Lincoln Memorial!...

By David Malitz | January 15, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (10)

Live Last Night: James Hunter and Ryan Shaw

The existence of souls is a question for philosophers and theologians, but for anybody who caught the perfectly-paired lineup of James Hunter and Ryan Shaw at the Birchmere last night, the existence of soul is an empirical fact. Soul -- the music, and the grit and fire it takes to...

By David Malitz | January 14, 2009; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Please Explain To Me ... Usher's New Name

So our inboxes are being flooded with press releases about all kinds of Inauguration-related activities, particularly Sunday's big concert at the Lincoln Memorial. And there's one thing that's driving me crazy about each one of these e-mails, and no, it's not that Sheryl Crow is prominently involved. It's that when...

By David Malitz | January 14, 2009; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

While You're Waiting for "Working on a Dream"

So I'm listening to "Working on a Dream" right now and, well, it's no "Merriweather Post Pavilion," but what is, right? Actually, my first impression is that the album is really boring, but J. Freedom's opinion is the one that counts when it comes to the Boss, so we'll wait...

By David Malitz | January 14, 2009; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Worlds Colliding, Fantasy Hoops and Malkmus Edition

If I had to come up with a list of 10 things in the world that I love, fantasy basketball and Pavement would certainly be near the top of that list. So imagine my shock when I refreshed Rotoworld last night (yes, refreshed, it's always up on my computer) and...

By David Malitz | January 14, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spotted: Small D.C. Record Label Namechecked on Teen Drama

So I have last night's episode of "Gossip Girl" ready to watch on the DVR, but a friend's Facebook status update informed me of a pretty funny line from the show (um, spoiler alert!) where Dan made Vanessa swear on on her "Simple Machines 7-inches." Now there's an obscure reference...

By David Malitz | January 13, 2009; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (1)

They Said What, Where?

Scott Pelley accompanied Wyclef Jean to Haiti for a "60 Minutes" profile about the former Fugees mastermind and his ongoing efforts to help his homeland. It aired Sunday, after some football game I didn't watch. (Too busy practicing the football hold on my new baby, Miles Maxwell.) Anyway, it was...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 13, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Boss, Beyonce, Bono and Everyone Else

So the lineup for Sunday's big concert at the Lincoln Memorial was just announced and it sure doesn't disappoint. Check it: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor,...

By David Malitz | January 12, 2009; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (8)


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