Archive: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Getting Sinful With HEALTH

L.A. noise rockers HEALTH -- not Health (more on that later) -- come to town this weekend as part the Sonic Circuits Festival, D.C.'s annual celebration of all things noisy and avant-garde. HEALTH is actually the most "pop" band in the lineup, which says a lot about the weirdness...

By David Malitz | September 25, 2009; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

L. Subramaniam: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins Many Indian classical virtuosos have collaborated with Western musicians, but L. Subramaniam is a step closer to the West than sitar or sarod players. The 62-year-old maestro, who performed Thursday evening at Freer Gallery of Art, plays a European instrument: the violin. Subramaniam has written for...

By David Malitz | September 25, 2009; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

U2: Discographically Speaking, Part 2

And now Chris Klimek finishes his appraisal of the U2 discography. (Part 1, in case you missed it.) For even more -- yes, more -- you can check out his blog. Chris Richards will be reviewing the band's Tuesday show at FedEx Field. Check back here early Wednesday for...

By David Malitz | September 25, 2009; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (7)

U2: Discographically Speaking

A little band called U2 is coming to town next week, bringing with them a stage bigger than any house you will ever be able to afford. Regular Post Rock concert reviewer Chris Klimek is what you'd call a U2 superfan. (I'd call him something, uh, different.) We couldn't...

By David Malitz | September 24, 2009; 8:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

When One Of Your Faves Is a Huge Creep

I thought last night couldn't get any more depressing than being there to watch a disinterested Nationals squad get pasted by the Dodgers 14-2. But then I got home and read the news that Mamas and the Papas founder John Phillips was involved in a very, very inappropriate relationship with...

By David Malitz | September 23, 2009; 5:58 PM ET | Comments (3)

Rock and Roll Hall Calls. Should We Pick Up?

The nominees for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class were announced last night and there's not a single Willie Mays in the bunch. More like a bunch of Orlando Cepedas. The biggest names are hard rock merchandising kings KISS (nominated after a decade of eligibility), Swedish...

By David Malitz | September 23, 2009; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (9)

Chris Smither: Live Last Night

By Mike Joyce At the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Saturday night, veteran singer-songwriter Chris Smither said he's been following his 5-year-old daughter around with pen and pad in hand. Not a bad career move, as it turns out. "I Don't Know," a new song inspired by his...

By David Malitz | September 21, 2009; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Moby: Live Last Night

By Mark Jenkins Late Friday at the 9:30 club, when Moby dedicated a song to "everyone here who is still a recovering raver," he was including himself. But the maker of such dance-club bangers as "Go" and "Body Rock" actually seemed pretty well recovered. Although the after-midnight show included...

By David Malitz | September 21, 2009; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Live Last Night

By Mike Joyce "The Harlem Renaissance Revue," presented at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday night, couldn't have ended on a more fitting or evocative note. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra capped the concert by nimbly conjuring the Duke Ellington Orchestra's landmark Depression-era residency at Harlem's Cotton Club. (Read the...

By David Malitz | September 21, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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