Archive: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

Calle 13 wins big at Latin Grammys

Puerto Rican genre-mashers Calle 13 went undefeated at the Latin Grammy awards in Las Vegas, Thursday, winning all five awards it was nominated for. The duo took home Album of the Year honors for its oh-so-excellent "Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo," as well as Grammys for best urban album,...

By Chris Richards | November 6, 2009; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kurt Vile: Live last night

By Chris Klimek It's perfectly reasonable to be suspicious of a musician with as mighty a moniker as Kurt Vile. If that was a stage name (it's not) the intimation would be of the most confrontational, petulant punk, but the Philadelphia-based Vile's defiantly primitive, accident-prone songs are lazier and...

By David Malitz | November 6, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Things I Miss About Home With ... Le Loup

D.C. quintet Le Loup is coming home. The band has spent the last month on the road in support its second album, "Family," a collection of carefully adorned folk songs in which banjo, group vocals and rumbling drums all gently mingle with each other. Moira McLaughlin has a profile...

By David Malitz | November 6, 2009; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Girls: Live last night

By David Malitz San Francisco indie group Girls (consisting of four guys, of course) came to the Black Cat Tuesday as one of the most hyped bands of the year -- and some of it even has to do with their music! The backstory has simply proven too irresistible....

By David Malitz | November 4, 2009; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (8)

The Very Best: Live last night

By Mark Jenkins The Very Best has fewer members than most African bands have drummers, and the London-based Afro-electro-pop trio didn't even bring its full complement to its sold-out Monday gig at DC9. But singer Esau Mwamwaya and programmer Etienne Tron had no trouble holding the crowd's attention with...

By David Malitz | November 3, 2009; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bruce Springsteen: Live last night

Bruce Springsteen brought his usual energy to Verizon Center on Monday night. The audience was up to the task of matching his enthusiasm. (By By Toni L. Sandys/TWP) By Chris Richards When the house lights go up at a rock concert, the illusion of magic evaporates. Show's over. Don't forget...

By David Malitz | November 3, 2009; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (56)

The Boss Is Back With "Born to Run" - What Next?

Nils Lofgren and Bruce Springsteen back in May at the Verizon Center. (By Linda Davidson/TWP) It seems that we've been saying this a lot lately, but -- the Boss is in town. It's his third trip to D.C. in just under three years but is the first time he won't...

By David Malitz | November 2, 2009; 2:53 PM ET | Comments (6)

Patty Loveless: Live last night

By Juli Thanki "I want you to feel like you're in my living room," Patty Loveless said to a worshipful Birchmere crowd Sunday night. The giant '30s console radio and table lamps onstage certainly added to the effect as the honey-voiced Loveless delivered two hours of country and bluegrass...

By David Malitz | November 2, 2009; 1:56 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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