Archive: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Pet Shop Boys: Live Last Night

Pet Shop Boys perform in Toronto earlier this week. By Dave McKenna There was nothing organic about the actual music produced Thursday at Constitution Hall by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the longtime UK electronic dance giants known as the Pet Shop Boys. Lowe stayed behind a computer screen and...

By David Malitz | September 4, 2009; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

Living Colour: Live Last Night

By Sarah Godfrey A comeback of the hard rock/metal lite band Living Colour makes perfect sense right now, what with the recent resurgence of spandex, neon colors, and other '80s/'90s looks. And yet the group, known for its gaudy outfits, looked pretty tame at its show at the Birchmere...

By David Malitz | September 2, 2009; 5:43 PM ET | Comments (2)

Reflection Eternal: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins Mainstream commercial hip-hop has moved away from old-school simplicity, and sometimes has gotten lost in the process. But there are still acts that feature only a rapper (or two) and a DJ (usually supplemented by a laptop). Three such outfits, including Reflection Eternal, performed Monday at...

By David Malitz | September 1, 2009; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Concluding Thoughts

Sunday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest has to be considered a success. As I mentioned more than once in today's story in the Style section, it's hard to complain about anything that's free. The fact that there were three legitimately fantastic performances, a bunch of decent ones, minimal logistical hassles and a...

By David Malitz | August 31, 2009; 2:08 PM ET | Comments (14)

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Live Coverage

Tweeting away from Merriweather Post Pavilion during Sunday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest featuring Blink-182, Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady and more. Follow @postrock for all the latest. #twitter_div h2 { background-color: transparent; color: #C00; font: bold 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-transform: uppercase; margin: 0 0 1px...

By David Malitz | August 30, 2009; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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