Archive: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Preview

What do you know? We finally have a schedule for Sunday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest! The festival will go until 11 p.m., not 10 p.m. as previously stated, so be prepared for a long day -- especially since the first and final main acts are the two most deserving of...

By David Malitz | August 28, 2009; 5:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Real Talk With Girl Talk

Sunday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion features a pioneering band from the '80s (Public Enemy) and will be headlined by a pair of '90s alt-rock radio staples (Blink-182 and Weezer). But is it possible that the act most representative of the '00s is lurking somewhere on the...

By David Malitz | August 28, 2009; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Six Questions For ... Free Energy

If you're like me (pray you're not) sometimes you get so obsessed with a song that it takes over your life. This happened to me recently with the song "Free Energy." Which is by the band Free Energy. Clever. The song is a perfect introduction to a new band....

By David Malitz | August 26, 2009; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chuck Brown: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins The crowd that filled the 9:30 Club Saturday night was there for Chuck Brown, but -- as always with go-go audiences -- was entirely capable of making its own music. The "wind me up, Chuck'' chant began before the go-go pioneer had even strapped on his...

By David Malitz | August 24, 2009; 7:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Judas Priest: Live Last Night

By Dave McKenna The album-themed tour has trickled down to heavy metal. At Merriweather Post on Saturday, Judas Priest played all of "British Steel," 1980 LP that's about as important to the genre as the Book of Genesis is to the Bible. With "British Steel," the quintet that formed...

By David Malitz | August 24, 2009; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Breeders: Live Last Night

By Chris Klimek If The Breeders were thought of as indie rock in 1993, when "Cannonball" was all over MTV and "Last Splash" was speedily going platinum, they're really indie now. They self-released their latest offering, the four-song EP "Fate to Fatal," even posting a video on their Web...

By David Malitz | August 24, 2009; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (0)


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