Archive: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

The Jesus Lizard: Live last night

The Jesus Lizard, in earlier days. The band -- if not the crowd -- brought it just as hard Thursday at 9:30 club. By David Malitz Maybe this current run of concerts by '90s hell-raisers the Jesus Lizard isn't simply the latest in a long-string of alt-rock reunions that have...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2009; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Daughtry: Live last night

Don't let the mean look fool you; Daughtry's a softy at heart. By Dave McKenna Chris Daughtry tries to play rough. At the Patriot Center on Thursday, the former American Idol contender led a band that bears his surname through a set of hard pop that mostly fell somewhere between...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2009; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Baroness: Live last night

John Dyer Baizley of Baroness roars at Rock and Roll Hotel. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards Head-bangers have Georgia on their minds. Two of this year's most exciting rock albums come from Savannah's Baroness and Atlanta's Mastodon, positing the Peach State as the new locus of American heavy...

By David Malitz | November 19, 2009; 7:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rock-and-roll, no clothes

The Jesus Lizard, fully clothed. (Photo courtesy Joshua Black Wilkins) Hey, ladies! Looking to pick up a dude in his late-30s who values his Touch & Go 7-inch singles more than personal relationships? If so tonight's your Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup all rolled into one -- the...

By David Malitz | November 19, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (3)

Local rappers take it to the stage couch

Local rapper XO, shown here at 9:30 club in September, teams up with other area MCs for the Capitol City Music Tour. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The Capitol City Music Tour -- a revue of local rappers that crosses back and forth between the District and Northern Virginia through mid-December...

By Chris Richards | November 18, 2009; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (2)

Public Enemy to perform on flatbed truck

If Flava Flav jumps like this while on a moving flatbed truck, will he land on the truck or on the street? (We were bad at science.) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FWTP) It will take a traffic jam of millions to hold them back: Tomorrow night, hip-hip icons Public Enemy will...

By Chris Richards | November 17, 2009; 3:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is Dave Grohl the best rock drummer alive?

Grohl -- the greatest? We say yes! Them Crooked Vultures' eponymous debut disc, reviewed in today's Post, proves that Dave Grohl is the undisputed king of 21st century tom-smashing. The supergroup -- comprised of Grohl, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age front-dude Josh Homme...

By Chris Richards | November 17, 2009; 2:19 PM ET | Comments (29)

The xx: Live last night

The xx -- now a trio -- stayed at their own pace at DC9. By David Malitz The xx must be commended for a dogged devotion to aesthetic. The babyfaced, buzzed-about British trio (its members can drink legally back home but not in the U.S.) never strayed from its slow...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2009; 3:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodie Mob: Live last night

Reunited Southern hip-hop pioneers Goodie Mob added new twists to old songs on Saturday night. (By Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Sarah Godfrey With Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne and T.I. all sidelined due to legal troubles, it's kind of hard to put together a Southern rap show these days. Perhaps...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2009; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stefon Harris: Live last night

By Mike Joyce Jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris and Blackout opened its performance at the Kennedy Center's KC Jazz Club on Saturday night with a variation on George Gershwin's "Gone, Gone, Gone" that could have been re-dubbed "Gone Down U Street." It wasn't newly arranged so much as thoroughly overhauled,...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2009; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Slumberland 20th anniversary: Live last night

Local trio and Slumberland mainstays Lorelei provided the highlight of the label's 20th anniversary show at the Black Cat Friday. (Courtesy Forcefield PR) By Mark Jenkins Slumberland Records, which celebrated its 20th birthday Friday at the Black Cat, was founded in Maryland and is now based in California. But its...

By David Malitz | November 16, 2009; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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