Arts Roundup: Bummer in Margaritaville Edition
Tailgate-Gate: NBC Washington reports that Jiffy Lube Live is no longer allowing concert-goers to tailgate before shows. The practice was already banned at the Live Nation-run venue; now it'll be enforced. The venue is citing safety concerns for the change—in the last two years, four people have died in drunk driving accidents following shows at Jiffy Lube Live—although I imagine that at least some of the drinking the new policy targets will simply move inside the amphitheater. Ching-ching, Jiffy Lube Live.
Full Circle: At Click Track, David Malitz talks to Sharon Cheslow, the guitarist and singer of Chalk Circle, about the release of recordings from the group's '81-'83 run. Chalk Circle was D.C.'s first all-female punk band, and its take on the sound was rather arty. But placing the group in the context of other all-women bands of the era is tricky, Cheslow says: "So although we loved the Raincoats and the Slits, and definitely felt inspired by them, I wouldn't say we listened predominantly to female bands. I didn't listen to Dolly Mixture at all. Seeing and hearing other female musicians gave Chalk Circle courage, and to this day I owe so much to them, but the truth is that Chalk Circle were part of a mixed-gender community. We wanted to show people that girls could be taken seriously, because girls have an amazing spirit that often goes unnoticed and unrecognized!"
This Weekend on Arts Desk: A final check-in with Philippa Hughes, Agnes Bolt, and Agnes Bolt's doppelganger.