Posts Tagged ‘Amanda MacKaye’

Fort Reno Wants Your Donations

In recent years, organizers of the Fort Reno summer concert series haven't exactly encouraged donations. "Where else can you go and receive things and not be shaken down for money?” lead organizer Amanda MacKaye told me earlier this month, for my cover story on the series' near-cancellation amid a dispute with the National Park Service. “If [...]

Fort Reno Concerts Are Back On

The concert series at Fort Reno Park is back on following a meeting between organizer Amanda MacKaye and officials from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police today. MacKaye announced that the series was canceled last week, saying that NPS and USPP officials had not explained a request that the concerts pay for a Park [...]

Fort Reno Organizer to Meet With National Park Service Monday

Representatives of the National Park Service will meet with Fort Reno summer concert series organizer Amanda MacKaye on Monday. Yesterday, MacKaye announced that this summer's shows were canceled after she was unable to meet with Park Service and U.S. Park Police representatives to discuss her permit. MacKaye said that with only a month to go before the summer's [...]

National Park Service Responds to Cancellation of Fort Reno Concerts

Hours after Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye pulled the plug on the annual concert series after saying she'd failed to reach an agreement with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police, the Park Service has responded. According to MacKaye, the Park Service said that in order for the series to be approved for a permit, it would [...]

There Will Be No Concerts at Fort Reno in 2014 (!?!) (Updated)

Fort Reno will not host a concert series this summer due to a new National Park Service demand that the organizers hire a U.S. Park Police officer for each show. According to a post from Amanda MacKaye on Fort Reno's website, the venue's permit was stalled, and NPS "cited differing reasons as to why this had come up after [...]

ToDo ToDay: American Landscapes and the History of Fort Reno

The open road is so quintessentially American that it verges on cliché. The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “Landscapes In Passing” follows this well-traveled route. The most engaging images come from Steve Fitch, in part because they’re carefully thought out rather than happenstance. The exhibit includes a few too many of Fitch’s images of a [...]

The Evens to Play at Fort Reno July 8

Indie rock and outdoor concert lovers, rejoice! Fort Reno has finally announced the first of its summer concerts. The Evens, Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina's folk-punk duo, will play at the Northwest D.C. park on July 8 at 7:15 p.m. No further shows in the twice-weekly concert series have been announced yet
Many have wondered in [...]

Arts Roundup: Certain Kinds of Trash Edition

It was a good day for interviews at BYT: Rob Pierangeli (Casper Bangs, Latristic) interviews Can! [Brightest Young Things] And Amanda Mackaye and KC talk hair metal, diversity, and dancing at Fort Reno! [Brightest Young Things]
Chain & The Gang has a new video for "Certain Kinds of Trash." [YouTube]
Fat Trel shows up—shirtless, naturally—in Sway's "Bet Dat" [...]

Sweating to the (Punk Rock) Oldies at Ian MacKaye’s 50th Birthday

So, what'd you miss at local punk godfather Ian MacKaye's super secret 50th birthday party at St. Stephen's? WTOP's Neal Augenstein has an anonymously sourced report (and some pictures to boot):
The party was thrown Saturday night by Amy Farina—MacKaye's wife and bandmate in The Evens, and Jeff Nelson—MacKaye's former bandmate in Minor Threat and co-owner of [...]

Arts Roundup: Dental Style Edition

Good morning! This roundup is going up late, as I had something of a rough night, and yet, though I always assumed it worked this way, I didn't emerge from bed looking as impeccably disheveled as the boys in D.C.'s U.S. Royalty, whose style was profiled by pop critic Chris Richards in the Post yesterday. Block [...]

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