Archive: October 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009

Bahman Panahi: Live last night

By Mark Jenkins Iranian musician Bahman Panahi is pursuing a doctorate at the Sorbonne, so it's fitting that his concert Friday evening at the Freer Gallery was instructive. He demonstrated the different tones and moods of the tar and the setar, the long-necked lutes central to West Asian music....

By David Malitz | October 31, 2009; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Howard Yardfest revisited: A trifecta of mix tapes

Yardfest, the annual concert held during homecoming at Howard University, is already a week in the rear view, but I'm still sifting through the copious freebies. Last Friday, street-teamers prowled the H.U. quad, passing out eye-popping party flyers, bottles of soda that tasted like dish soap (I was really...

By Chris Richards | October 30, 2009; 5:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ricky Skaggs: Live Last Night

By Juli Thanki It's a rare performer who'll quote both the Old Testament and "Slingblade." But when the performer is Ricky Skaggs, who shared a stage with Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, at five years old and turned pro at an age when most are worried about finding...

By David Malitz | October 30, 2009; 2:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't miss: Future of the Left

The best tweet I read during CMJ was from blogger Gorilla Vs. Bear and it read: seems like every single band that every single person has seen at CMJ so far has been "killing it" Took the words right out of my mouth. There was more killing in my...

By David Malitz | October 29, 2009; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

MJ fizzles, Bootsy sizzles

The prolific Chris Richards is at it again. In today's Style section he has a piece on Bootsy Vegas, who every Wednesday appears on local radio station WPGC with a newly crafted ode to the Redskins. His most recent creation is "Redskins Go-Go," which is far more entertaining than actually...

By David Malitz | October 28, 2009; 1:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Sneak Peek of Paramore Live From Merriweather

We're big fans of Paramore around here. Chris Richards loved pretty much every minute of the band's show at Merriweather on Friday, which was filmed by MTV for "Ulalume: Howling at New Moon." Guess it has something to do with that new vampire movie, but all we care about...

By David Malitz | October 27, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

CMJ Revisited

Let's Wrestle? Looks like they've got something else on their minds. My main reason for attending CMJ this year was to check in on the locals and see how the festival was treating them. Most of my first two days were spent tracking the likes of US Royalty, Middle Distance...

By David Malitz | October 27, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

Paramore: Live Last Night

Paramore's Hayley Williams -- up, up and away. (By Kyle Gustafson/FWTP) By Chris Richards If there's a line that separates a sugar rush from an adrenaline gush, then Hayley Williams knows how to walk it. She's the 20-year-old singer of Paramore, a Tennessee quintet specializing in brash, hyper-melodic rock-and-roll punk...

By David Malitz | October 26, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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