Author Archive for Caitlin Moore

Arts Roundup: ‘Can Jennifer Love Hewitt Even Read?’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*L.A. Police are looking for Suge Knight, who stands accused of robbing a rapper named Yukmouth. It's hard to believe that the chief of Death Row Records could be a suspect in such a crime. After all, he has such a clean record with no accusations of dangling people over buildings, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Nicki Minaj Gets Roasted’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*Vanity Fair reports on the more prevalent issue surrounding health care reform: How will the plots of movies be affected if there are no asshole insurance companies? Among the films that would have never been able to be made: As Good As It Gets, Domino, Erin Brockovich, Sicko, and the most recent release, Repo [...]

This Week in Film: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Neil Young Trunk Show

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a violent tale of rape and murder—with scattered moments of levity. Noomi Rapace plays the main character, Lisbeth, to perfection as a brilliant, angry, and antisocial hacker. (She scooped up Sweden's Best Actress Oscar-equivalent for her performance in the titular role.) Based on a book of the same [...]

Gallery and Museum Roundup: Reviews of O’Keeffe, Fraser Gallery, and Timothy O’Sullivan

“Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, View Across the Top of the Falls, 1874" by Timothy O'Sullivan from "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
OPENING: "I Dream Awake" opens today as part of Pop-up Project; photographs by John Brown open tomorrow at Cross Mackenzie Gallery; work [...]

This Week in Theater: The Light in the Piazza

Arena Stage has mounted a "chamber version" of The Light in the Piazza, a musical whose slender story line is less alluring than its music. While Nicholas Rodriguez brings an effortless sound and talent to the character of Fabrizio, other cast members tend towards broader strokes, sometimes over-singing in their own roles. While this version [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Salt-N-Pepa and Anvil Edition

Friday

Salt-N-Pepa. DAR Constitution Hall. $41.50-$70.

Bellmer Dolls, Monozid, Bootblacks, We Fought The Big One (DJs). The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Tom McBride and the Whig Party. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Perpetual Groove, Future, Poor Man's Lobster. 9:30 Club. $14.

Junior League Band, The David Wax Museum, Lightfoot. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at [...]

This Week in Theater: Mondo Andronicus

Molotov Theatre Group's Mondo Andronicus takes Shakespeare's already violent Titus Andronicus to a new extreme. The fast-paced version (running about an hour) stages the tragedy in a setting that looks like a punk club bathroom. Writer Russ Blackwood's gory pastiche is fun to watch but graphic to witness, and not recommended for the faint of [...]

This Week’s One Track Mind: The Moderate

The Moderate's track "Small Pills" off the recent album The Rest is Up to You starts all alt-country song before a chorus of jolting, uptempo power chords. While the song was originally written as a ballad about a disintegrating relationship, singer Jim Dempsey used the band's new lineup switch last year to make the song [...]

Morning Roundup: ‘Gondry Not Gaga For Gaga’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*First things first: Pomplamoose's fantastic cover of Lady Gaga's "Telephone":

*Michel Gondry, best known for directing inimitable music videos for everyone from The Rolling Stones to Björk, puts himself on the line by going against the masses, saying that he is "not interested" in Lady Gaga. Gaga's newest release, "Telephone," is [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Al Green, Suckers, the Very Best, and More

Friday

Al Green. DAR Constitution Hall. $70.

Balkan Beat Box, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew. 9:30 Club. $20.

Mambo Sauce. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Greg Brown, Justin Wilber. Wolf Trap. $30.

The American Space Cadets, American Speedway, Sin 4 Sin. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Matthew Ryan, Garrison Starr. IOTA Club & Cafe. $15.

RAMZY, The [...]

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