Archive: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Van Morrison: Live Last Night

By Dave McKenna The Van Morrison who showed up at Constitution Hall on Thursday clearly views himself as an artist, not an entertainer. So anybody wanting to hear Van Morrison smash hits would have had more success finding a good jukebox or hitting an open mike night at the...

By David Malitz | August 7, 2009; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (17)

Jay Leno Kicks Off With ... Jay-Z and Kanye?; Wale = Delay; If I Was Going to Lollapalooza...

Headlines: Jay Leno, king of middle-of-the-road "comedy" and everything that is not edgy or hip returns to the airwaves next month. And on his first broadcast he will welcome ... Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West? That's more a commentary on Jay-Z and Kanye than Leno, I think. The three...

By David Malitz | August 7, 2009; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Hip, Hippie, Hooray

(After the Los Campesinos! show at 9:30 club the other night I figured since I was in the neighborhood I may as well check out Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at DC9. But ... it was sold out! Good thing Going Out Guide intern Jordan Bloom was there...

By David Malitz | August 7, 2009; 9:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tinted Windows: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins Two unusually unironic sounds were heard Wednesday night at the Black Cat: 1970s-style power-pop and the screams of young female fans. Both were the responsibility of Tinted Windows, a group fronted by onetime 'tween idol Taylor Hanson. Twelve years after "MMMBop,'' Hanson has allied with alt-rock...

By David Malitz | August 6, 2009; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Finally ... Chris Richards Has Come Back to The Washington Post; Dylan Does Christmas; Steven Tyler Goes Down, Again

Headlines: Very exciting news in the world of The Washington Post. Chris Richards is coming back to fill the position vacated by J. Freedom du Lac, who was last seen wandering around Bethesda (wearing shorts) and working out complicated fantasy baseball trades. You remember Chris, right? Singles File founder,...

By David Malitz | August 6, 2009; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

Did You Know It's Shark Week?

Of course you did, because you don't live under a rock. Or maybe you do live under a rock. Probably so you DON'T GET EATEN BY A SHARK, which seems to be the leading cause of death in the world today. I decided to dig into my iTunes to...

By David Malitz | August 5, 2009; 2:50 PM ET | Comments (7)

ZoMG!!!!! New Radiohead Song!; VMA Nomineeds Announced; Seriously, NEW RADIOHEAD SONG!!!

(Photo by Kyle Gustafson) Headlines: Do you hear a faint panting sound? Either you really need to get your dog out of the backseat of the car or it's the collective noise Radiohead fans are making after a legit, official new track hit the Internet this morning. It's called "Harry...

By David Malitz | August 5, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

Drake Goes Down, Chris Brown Steps Up; Eminem and Mariah Keep Feuding; Hip-Hop Album Covers Reveal 20th Century Art Influences

Headlines: Lots of action on the Young Money tour, which rolls into Nissan Pavilion on Friday. "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker Drake finally bowed out of the tour after re-aggravating his knee injury. He tried to soldier on with a torn ACL, but then collapsed on stage a few...

By David Malitz | August 4, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

All Points West Gets Soaked; Newport Gets Folked; Paul McCartney Thrills, FedEx Doesn't Deliver

Headlines: It was a muddy one up in New York this weekend for the All Points West Festival. Rain wreaked some havoc, mostly on Sunday when the show was delayed a few hours and the first batch of acts was canceled. The theme for the festival? Covers. Friday's headliner...

By David Malitz | August 3, 2009; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (10)

The Veils: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins Veils frontman Finn Andrews is the sort of performer who'd clearly prefer not be called "fresh-faced." Saturday night at the Rock & Roll Hotel, the New Zealander wore a porkpie hat and a few days of stubble as he led his London-based quartet through an hour...

By David Malitz | August 3, 2009; 2:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

M. Ward: Live Last Night

By Chris Klimek There's an Old Navy's worth of sartorial similes in which one could dress the songs of Portland, Ore., retro-elegist M. Ward. But the one that fits best is to liken them to jeans or T-shirts "distressed" to look and feel older and more lived-in than they...

By David Malitz | August 3, 2009; 2:18 AM ET | Comments (2)

My Bloody Valentine: Special Report From Richmond

Shoegaze gods My Bloody Valentine brought their eardrum destroying reunion show to Richmond on Thursday. Enterprising Going Out Guide intern Amanda Pittman was down there and filed this report. When I heard that My Bloody Valentine was coming to Richmond I decided to see what all the hype was about....

By David Malitz | August 3, 2009; 2:17 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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