Author Archive for Caitlin Moore

A Q&A with Sia, Appearing Tuesday at the 9:30 Club

Even if you haven't heard the name Sia Furler before, you've definitely heard her music. Her 2005 single "Breathe Me" could be heard in commercials for the Beijing Olympics and the 2006 Victoria's Secret televised fashion show, and it most memorably appeared during the final six minutes of the Six Feet Under series finale.
With her [...]

This Week in Theater: Public Enemy, 60 Miles to Silver Lake, and Triumph of Love

Scena's production of Kenneth Branagh's Public Enemy tells the story of Tommy (Barry McEvoy), a Jimmy Cagney impersonator in 1980s Belfast who uses his imitation to keep himself out of trouble. The first act pleasantly meanders, introducing the characters and setting up the story. The second act veers into topsy-turvydom as Tommy goes off the [...]

This Week in Music: The Endtables

Though The Endtables' self-titled record was recorded over 30 years ago, its post-punk content still feels relevant today. Their musical talents went on to inspire myriad other groups like Squirrel Bait and Babylon Dance Band. Originally released in 1979, the reissue of The Endtables feels urgent, with guitarist Alex Durig's guitar skills wild and ahead [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Jakob Dylan, Amanda Blank, The Tallest Man on Earth, and More

Friday

Jakob Dylan, Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds. 9:30 Club. $25.
Lucy Kaplansky. Wolf Trap. $20.
Gist, Gary B. & the Notions, The Courtesy Line. The Red & The Black. $8.
Eilen Jewell, Little Pink. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
The Blue Line, Poor But Sexy, The Very Small. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
Buckshot Blues. Bangkok Blues. [...]

This Week in Film: The Losers

Director Sylvain White's The Losers lives up to its title. Based on Andy Diggle's comic of the same name, the film adaptation is all overstated action with little to no character development. The humor, meanwhile, relies on unsophisticated gags and explosions. It's hard not to compare other recent comic book movies like Kick-Ass and Sin [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

This Week in Music: The Tallest Man on Earth’s The Wild Hunt and Medications’ Completely Removed

The Tallest Man on Earth (real name Kristian Matsson) enters melancholy territory on his second LP, The Wild Hunt. The album is wildly imaginative even if it follows traditional folk standards; while the songs evoke images of red-wagon adventures (while evoking the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are), the lyrics are intimately painful. Mattson's [...]

This Week in Theater: The Liar

Shakespeare Theatre Company's latest production, The Liar, is the most entertaining production featuring a compulsive womanizer since Tiger Woods' latest press conference. David Ives translated and adapted Pierre Corneille's 17th-century play for STC, and in doing so, enhanced its comic moments with new inventiveness and his signature wordplay. Protagonist Dorante is played believably and charmingly [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Pissed Jeans, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kidz in the Hall, and More

Friday

Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band. 9:30 Club. $25.
Jamie McLean Band. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Livingston Taylor. Wolf Trap. $22.
Horsehead, Hiding Places, Deutschmarks. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Laura Tsaggaris, James Maddock. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
Pissed Jeans, Cloak/Dagger, The Wayward. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Rhododendron Road. Bangkok [...]

This Week in Film: Kick-Ass and The Secret in Their Eyes

Though Kick-Ass is named after its titular teen protagonist's superhero alter ego, it is another character—an 11-year old girl named Mindy—who steals the show. Chloe Moretz plays Mindy/Hit-Girl, daughter of Nicolas Cage's Big Daddy and ultimate comrade to Dave Lizewski's Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson). Lizewski's back story and lone fights are nothing to write home about [...]

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