Posts Tagged ‘Beirut’

Why Perfume Genius Can’t Listen to New Music

There are plenty of reasons why Perfume Genius' 2010 debut is striking, but let's start with the most obvious: The only instrument is piano. On Learning, the Seattle singer (nee Mike Hadreas) plumbs heavy topics like drugs, sexuality, and suicide—fragile, personal stuff that's only amplified by the bare arrangements and hushed, layered vocals. Hadreas recorded the album [...]

Arts Roundup: Heavy-Duty Rock Edition

Good morning! Arena Stage has named President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle  Obama honorary chairs of its inaugural season at the $125 million Mead Center for American Theater on the Southwest waterfront, which it moved into Monday. The New York Times' writes that it's unclear whether the honor means the Obamas will attend Arena's [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Chuck Brown, Beirut, Tim Green


Chuck Brown. The Barns at Wolf Trap. $30. All ages.
Pistolera. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. FREE. All ages.
Katy Perry. 9:30 club. SOLD OUT! All ages.
Maria Taylor, The Whispertown 2000, Laura Burhenn. Rock and Roll Hotel. $12. All ages.
BLACK CATatonia w/ DJ Dk. Black Cat Backstage. $5. All ages.
Velodrome 1 Year Anniversary w/ Fffever, Lode Runner. [...]