Archive: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Tool: Live Last Night

By Dave McKenna The set list for Tool's Thursday show at the Patriot Center was real close to the one the Southern California-spawned art-metal quartet delivered during its last D.C. appearance, in the fall of 2006 at the Verizon Center, a much bigger building. And Maynard James Keenan, the...

By David Malitz | July 31, 2009; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (1)

Blur Reunion Done, Most Likely; Byrne Calls Out Bono; Ranking McCartney

Headlines: Remember when I politely requested that Brit-pop heroes Blur bring its reunion tour to the U.S.? For some reason it didn't seem to sway frontman Damon Albarn or bassist Alex James, both of whom said the band's recent gigs would be the end of any Blur activity. But...

By David Malitz | July 31, 2009; 8:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

Green Day: Live Last Night

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) By Chris Klimek Do-It-Yourself is forever cited as the governing mantra of punk , and it inspired Green Day leader Billie Joe Armstrong to put his own band together 20-plus years ago. But on the evidence of the sturdy Bay Area trio's...

By David Malitz | July 30, 2009; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (6)

Bruce Is "Born To Run" Through the Whole Album; Pixies "Doolittle" Tour to Wrap in D.C.; Young Money Tour Kicks Off, With 80% Less Drake

(By Linda Davidson/TWP) Headlines: Let's ease back into this with an abbreviated late morning mix. Et tu, Bruce? The Boss will join the "play a classic album in its entirety" club on Sept. 20 in Chicago when he and the E Street Band will tackle each anthem on "Born...

By David Malitz | July 30, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Depeche Mode: Live Last Night

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan at the band's North American tour opener in Toronto last week. (Photo by Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images) By Mark Jenkins Roughly rendered, Depeche Mode means "fast fashion,'' a phrase that seemed increasingly inappropriate as the British band lumbered through a two-hour concert Tuesday night at Nissan Pavilion....

By David Malitz | July 29, 2009; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (23)

Six Questions for ... Depeche Mode

It's been a bit of a rocky road for synth-pop pioneers Depeche Mode this year. More specifically, it's been rough for frontman Dave Gahan. First he was felled by a bout of gastroenteritis, causing the cancellation of a handful of gigs. Once he recovered from that, he promptly tore...

By David Malitz | July 28, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (6)

XX Merge: The Definitive List of 20 Things to Know

Lambchop, stealing the show at XX Merge. (Photo by Brad Searles, Bradley's Almanac) Wish you could have made it down to North Carolina to celebrate 20 years of Merge Records? Did you make it down there but had so much to drink that you can't really remember too much? Well,...

By David Malitz | July 28, 2009; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (13)

Earl Klugh: Live Last Night

By Mike Joyce Relying on a nylon string acoustic guitar and a nimble fingerstyle technique, Earl Klugh has delighted smooth jazz fans since the mid-70s, wooing them softly with his sparkling tone and melodic tunes--a combination that made for a thoroughly crowd-pleasing concert at the Rams Head Tavern on...

By David Malitz | July 27, 2009; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trouble Funk: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins After D.C. go-go bands such as Trouble Funk failed to achieve the national success widely predicted for them, some observers concluded that the problem was the audience: Go-go just couldn't work without a packed house of shouting, grooving local fans. But the reunited Trouble Funk did...

By David Malitz | July 27, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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