Posts Tagged ‘Alvin Risk’

Arts Roundup: Grammys Edition

D.C. didn't fare well at the Grammys last night—sorry, Wale, Benny Blanco, et al.—but D.C. producer Alvin Risk did appear onstage as part of Skrillex's entourage. It's something. [Twitter]
Parking-lot attendees stole nearly $1.4 million from the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.; two employees get jail time [Post]
Phil Kennicott on the George W. Bush paintings: [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: D.C.’s Signature Fall Social, Believe It or Not

As the sun set on Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s panoramic lawn harbored buzz-fed patrons enjoying chicken strips and those lemonade cups that exist to be spiked with clear spirits. Seven p.m. felt like a universally agreed-upon time to chill.
Legacy-act sets are perfect for clapping politely from your camping chair, but ZZ Top [...]

Here’s Your Virgin Mobile FreeFest Schedule

The annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest is set for Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and if you're one to plan ahead for a day of concertgoing, here's the schedule of performances. Looks like you can get all your local listening done early: Dismemberment Plan, Alvin Risk, and (the totally ascendant) Volta Bureau all play before dinner.
The schedule seems to [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Zep Fest, Meek’s Cutoff, Domingo’s Farewell

Ally Schweitzer and I lead this week's arts section with our look into how and why Zep Fest—a massive tribute to Led Zeppelin set to take place Memorial Day weekend at National Harbor—failed. Michael West does a close viewing of three videos featuring saxophonist George Botts Sr.—the only recorded legacy left behind by the late [...]

Tonight: Painted Face and Alvin Risk at U Street Music Hall

You'll learn more about her in next week's One Track Mind column, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you to catch D.C.'s Painted Face tonight at U Street Music Hall, where's she opening for another recent One Track Mind subject, Alvin Risk. Oh yeah, also: They're siblings and collaborators. For Painted Face, Allie Alvarado [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Politics & Prose, D.C.’s Sideshow Scene, and the Stewart/Colbert Rally

On the cover of this week's Washington City Paper, Tom Anderson takes a close look at Politics & Prose, the D.C. bookstore and cultural institution that's currently up for sale. Worth pondering: How much is the massive amount of goodwill the store has generated over the years actually worth?
Mike Riggs leads off the arts section [...]

Free Tonight: U Street Music Hall’s Soft Opening

The new U Street Music Hall officially opens tomorrow with performances by the Belgian duo Aeroplane and locals Beautiful Swimmers, but it's already been taken for a test run. The venue had a mostly unpublicized soft opening last night featuring DJs and local indie-poppers Casper Bangs, and it'll open its doors for free again tonight [...]

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