Archive: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

The Kills: Live Last Night

The Kills look like a rock band. Singer Alison Mossheart walked out onto the 9:30 club stage in a leather jacket and restlessly paced in circles in the moments before the music started. She has black bangs that cover her eyes, a perfect sneer and she even -- gasp!...

By David Malitz | May 1, 2009; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Hello, Bruce? This Is London Calling. Do You Accept the Request?; Dylan Gets a No. 1 for the Thumb; Yoko Ono + Acorns = Oh, Who Knows?

(Programming Note: Freedom is on vacation for a few days, so I'll be taking over Morning Mix duties, FYI.) Headlines: "Working on a Dream" is kind of a clunker but that doesn't mean the accompanying tour has to be. One way to make sure -- skimp on the new...

By David Malitz | May 1, 2009; 7:52 AM ET | Comments (5)

Tony Bennett Puts Up His Duke in D.C.; British Music Biz Singing Tear-in-BYOBeer Ballad

Headlines: Tony Bennett has left his art in Go-Go City. The crooner donated a watercolor he made of his old pal Duke Ellington to the National Portrait Gallery yesterday, which would have been the D.C.-born jazz great's 110th birthday. The 1993 painting features a bouquet of pink roses behind...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 30, 2009; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tale of the Tape: Psychedelic Horse-Swift

OK, hands raised if you saw both Taylor Swift and Psychedelic Horse[expletive] concerts yesterday. Yeah, that's what I thought. It's always fun to do a tale of the tape when PH is involved -- perhaps you remember last summer when J. Freedom saw Aaron Neville at the Birchmere while...

By David Malitz | April 29, 2009; 5:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

"Can I Hear You Say Yeah?" -- Ian Svenonious: A Video History

(Cross-posted from Going Out Gurus blog.) Chain and the Gang perform at Comet Ping Pong tonight. It marks the D.C. debut of the latest band from Ian Svenonious -- aka the Spiv -- D.C.'s finest frontman / philosopher / liberation theologist / interviewer / DJ / astrology expert /...

By David Malitz | April 29, 2009; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (2)

Six-ish Questions For ... Taylor Swift

Play Video Shortly after her shriek- and swoon-inducing concert Tuesday during what would normally be sixth period at Alexandria's Bishop Ireton High School, J. Freedom caught up with Taylor Swift inside the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus that she'll have on the road with her throughout her spring and...

By David Malitz | April 29, 2009; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tennessee's Killer Plan -- Jerry Lee Lewis Highway; Lil Wayne Feels Like Suing

Headlines: Jerry Lee Lewis is getting his own highway, as Tennessee lawmakers have voted to name a stretch of Getwell Road in Shelby County after the proto-rock legend. ... Lil Wayne, who was sued last year for copyright infringement, is now suing the producer of his song, "I Feel...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 29, 2009; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chrisette Michele: Live Last Night

Although R&B wouldn't exist if artists weren't willing to divulge their romantic troubles, when it came time for singer Chrisette Michele to start writing material for her sophomore album, "Epiphany," she hesitated to get personal. The 26-year-old Long Island native told her audience at the Birchmere on Monday night...

By David Malitz | April 28, 2009; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Two of the Most Frightening Words in the English Language? 'Creed Reunion'; MGMT's French Kiss

Headlines: Remember when everybody hated Creed, except for the 11 million people who bought "Human Clay"? Well, Scott Stapp and the boys have reunited for an album and tour that's due to touch down at an as-yet-unnamed D.C.-area venue on Aug. 21. Let the hating begin anew! ... MGMT...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 28, 2009; 7:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spoon: Untouchable For Life

Spoon played at George Washington University's annual spring concert on Saturday. It was a students-only affair but there was no way I was going to miss it. So I put my mad Photoshop skills to work, made myself a fake student ID, got it all laminated, even shaved to...

By David Malitz | April 27, 2009; 3:07 PM ET | Comments (6)

Fall Out Boy and 50 Cent: I Turn My Camera On

The Believers Never Die, Part Deux tour came to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday night, headlined by the odd duo of emo-mall punk superstars Fall Out Boy and energy drink pitchman 50 Cent. Kyle Gustafson snapped away. Results below. Fall Out Boy 50 Cent (More pictures, including All Time Low...

By David Malitz | April 27, 2009; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

Kings of Leon: I Turn My Camera On

Alt-rock stars Kings of Leon were in town at the Patriot Center Friday night. Kyle Gustafson clicked away. If you were there, let us know what you thought in the comments. (More pictures after the jump.)...

By David Malitz | April 27, 2009; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Asher Roth Gets in Touch With His Inner-Imus; Dylan to Play Ball With Willie and Mellencamp

Headlines: Rap's latest great white hope, Asher Roth, learns that channeling Don Imus isn't always a smart strategy -- though Eminem thinks his doppelganger is "dope." ... Bob Dylan is touring minor league baseball parks this summer with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. The tour touches down at Ripken...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 27, 2009; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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